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Top 8 Pie Shops in Philadelphia

Lara Dreux | November 25, 2020 | Food & Drink

Best Pies Philadelphia

Pies are the dessert equivalent of a warm hug. From apple crumble to key-lime, pecan pie and more, the list of delicious fillings is basically endless.

Cruise around Philly and reward your promenade with a freshly-baked slice, or take a whole pie home to share with friends and family. Whether it be for Thanksgiving, New Year's or just a day that needs a morale boost, pies are a sweet treat worth savoring.

Join us on a sweet-toothed adventure and discover your favorite pie spot in Philadelphia. You'll be surprised by the diverse selections, and choosing won't be easy, but our curated list of family-owned bakeries, Philadelphia institutions and locals' go-to loactions is sure to please whatever the flavor.

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Melrose Diner

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1501 Snyder Ave. / Website

A veritable South Philly institution, Melrose Diner is a local favorite and a tourist must-see. For a soothingly warm and sweet delight, order their timeless hot apple pie drowned in luscious vanilla sauce with a cup of joe. If you're feeling more adventurous, try their unbelievably-smooth coconut custard pie with some hot tea.

Flying Monkey Bakery

51 N 12th St. / Website

Located in the town's Reading Terminal Market, this small bakery stands out with extravagant creations. If you're torn between a pie's tart crust and a filling piece of cake, their unique chocolate and vanilla cake combined with apple and pumpkin pie is a monstruously delicious dessert bound to satisfy all cravings.

Beiler's Bakery

51 N 12th St. / Website

Further down the Reading Terminal Market, you'll find this adorable Amish bakery. Using only the freshest of ingredients, their oven-baked pies are recognized as classic go-tos. Specialized in Pennsylvanian Dutch pastries including doughnuts, sticky buns and cookies, their classic pies are not to be missed. Try their cherry or apple pie for a fruity delight.

Bredenbeck's Bakery

8126 Germantown Ave. / Website

For a more luxurious experience, visit this bakery serving ornate goods that look as good as they taste. Elegant pies are lavishly decorated to draw you in from the window display. Customers' favorites include the irresistable sweet potato pie and the coconut custard pie.

INSIDER TIP: If you fall in love with their beautiful pastries, Bredenbeck's also offers catering services for weddings and other special occasions.

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Stargazy

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1838 E Passyunk Ave. / Website

Not much of a sweet-tooth? No problem. Aside from its sweet bourbon pecan pie and apple ginger pie, this London-inspired gem offers a selection of savory pies including the traditional beef and onion or duck, pear and salsify pies.

Fette Sau

1208 Frankford Ave. / Website

German for "fat pig," this over-the-top barbecue joint offers a totally killer key lime pie. Simple yet essential, this perfectly-tart dessert of aromatic lime, whisked egg and vanilla extract feels like biting into a cloud.

Whipped Bakeshop

636 Belgrade St. / Website

Based in Philly's Fishtown, Whipped Bakeshop is popular among its customers for delectable cakes and cupcakes, but the Philadelphia butter cake, a hybrid pie-cake concoction, has stolen the stage in recent years. Whipped Bakeshop describes this protagonist as an "old-school Philly treat that has a glazed doughnut dough base, a sweet and gooey custard-like center, and a caramelized top with chewy, buttery edges." You won't want to miss this one.

Bud & Marilyn's

1234 Locust St. / Website

Boasting numerous mid-century modern desserts, this Americana restaurant in midtown village offers an elegant twist on the traditional. Indulge in their acclaimed Mile High Coconut Cream Pie, composed of a sesame graham crust layered in coconut and whipped cream, sprinkled with toasted coconut and sesame praline.



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