Pie is a staple served at almost every holiday party around. Yet, if you haven’t quite mastered the tricks of the trade, you’re in luck: More businesses have amped up their shipping game in order to share their amazing desserts, making it easy to feature one-of-a-kind pies at your table this year.
If you’re planning to ship in your pie this holiday, we’ve gathered the best shops to consider from all over the U.S.
Ever thought of pie-making as a social act? Beyond offering amazing baked creations like the sweet-and-salty Bleu Cheese Praline Pear Pie, Justice of the Pies is a business rooted in social justice, with a focus on fighting food insecurity. They provide nutrition and cooking classes to young people from low-income backgrounds and prepare meals for nonprofits in the city of Chicago. Known for unexpected, delectable flavor combinations, check out their Salted Caramel Peach, which they describe as “your favorite breakfast bar in pie form.”
Traverse City, Michigan
Arguably the most high-profile pie delivery service around, Grand Traverse Pie Company has been featured on the Today Show, and their traditional pumpkin pie was selected by Rachael Ray and editors of Everyday with Rachael Ray for mention in a holiday issue of the magazine. Grand Traverse’s long-standing shipping process is extremely reliable, so you’re able to try everything from a Michigan tart cherry to their chicken pot pies. They also offer a pie of the month club, with the option of 3, 6 or 12 months of pie delivered to your doorstep.
Dating back to the 1940s, this family business was started by Duane “Wick” Wickersham as a canteen in a factory in Winchester, Indiana. One of Wick’s original pies at the canteen, the Hoosier Sugar Cream Pie, is based on Wickersham’s grandmother’s recipe. So many years later, Wick’s clearly knows how to crank out pies, as they offer a “Choose Your Own” pack of one, two, three, four or six pies, which includes free shipping and lip-smacking choices like German Chocolate and Coconut Cream.
Did you know that whoopie pies are considered Maine’s official dessert? Two Fat Cats lets you choose from chocolate or pumpkin maple, which come in a pack of 12.
With a unique emphasis on the legacy of New England recipes, they also offer vegan and traditional crust options of their blueberry pie, featuring locally grown fruit.
St. Louis, Missouri
Few pie makers cover the sweet-to-savory scale like Cindy Grunik; at It’s Easy As Pie, breakfast, happy hour, dinner and dessert are covered! Choose from Hog Heaven Mac and Cheese pie studded with pork belly glazed with red pepper jelly or Cindy’s version of St. Louis’ most famous desert, Gooey Butter Pie. Fingers crossed that they offer their 12 Pies of Christmas again this year: an assorted dozen mini pies, individually wrapped and delivered all at once to grace your table or stash in the freezer to create your own 12 days of Christmas pie.
Key West, Florida
If you’re craving Key Lime pie, you need to go straight to the legendary source. Not only does Kermit’s offer the quintessential graham cracker-crusted pie, they also put a spin on the classic with a Strawberry Key Lime Pie. For a portable pie option, there’s Key Lime Pie on a Stick, dipped in white or dark chocolate. Available in 12 or 18 packs, these treats will beckon from the freezer long after holiday dinners.