Apple, cherry, pumpkin, oh pie! Nothing says ‘hooray for the holidays’ quite like a fresh bite of flaky crust and delicious filling to finish off a family feast. Not once, but twice in 2017 have we dug to the depths of Yelp data to find the best pieces of piquant pie in the U.S.; Both Buzzfeed and Refinery29 were interested in learning which pies “take the cake” in each state (and of course, Washington DC). Each state had a plethora of different sweet spots to choose from for delicious sliced bliss. Things change fast in the local business world, so while some spots may repeat appearances on both lists, new pie favorites popped up over the course of the year. Across the board, people can’t get enough of these five pie peddlers:
Maui Pie – Kihei, HI
“Best coconut cream pie I’ve ever had. Can’t wait to try the entire lot. Thank you for being a friend, Maui Pie.” – Yelper Eloy T.
“The apple pie is perfectly crispy. The mango strawberry is tart in all the right ways. Northshore berry is truly heaven. Strawberry peach is so so summery and satisfying. And that coconut cream pie is truly the best, yes best, I have ever had. The lilikoi muffin & lilikoi lemon bars are also so ono.” – Yelper Tori B.
Loula’s Cafe – Whitefish, MT
“That pie alone is a 5 star pie. The best coconut pie I have ever eaten. Go for breakfast/lunch but definitely stay for pie.” – Yelper Crystal A.
“If you like pie that tastes store bought…DON’T GO IN. For reals, their pie is outta this world. Like I am 99% sure it could be used as currency in some countries. Their chocolate pie is amazing! Only downside: I have never been able to try the peanut butter cream one.” – Yelper Whitney B.
Locally Grown Gardens – Indianapolis, IN
“The sugar cream pie is the best pie I have ever had in my life. I have never said that before about any pie, it is not a claim I toss around lightly. The pumpkin pie I had was also in the top 5 slices of pie in my life.” – Yelper David M.
“A hoosier favorite amongst all is their sugar cream pie! Like creme brûlée in a pie form, just slightly caramelized on top, the flaky buttery crust is to die for.” – Yelper Anna L.
GW Fins – New Orleans, LA
“The Warm Apple pie with cheese pie crust was everything! Like grandma makes it. It take 25 mins to bake. Don’t forsake it!” – Yelper Asonya R.
“This is some of the best seafood I’ve ever had. The smoked salmon is also lovely and oh my sweet Lord, that apple pie! If they have the baked-on demand apple pie with cheddar cheese crust do yourself a favor and get it!” – Yelper Ola F.
Livin The Pie Life – Arlington, VA
“Who knew pie could be this good?! Seriously. Parking is really treacherous, so squeeze into those yoga pants and walk here to get your pie. It’s that good.” – Yelper R J.
“I’m so glad I went out of my way to stop by this quaint little shop. So delicious and I hope to come back for some cherry pie. So is it the best pie in VA? It’s definitely in the running, but I can’t make a full assessment until I’ve tried them all. That being said, if you are within a reasonable distance than this place is a must!” – Yelper Calvin W.
Whether you’re a fan of blueberry, key lime, or Mama’s homemade pecan, you’re bound to find something delicious on these lists of sweet treats. Not a fan of pie? Not to worry, you can find another dessert to share with the family or friends, and settle your sweet tooth at one of the best bakeries near you just in time for the holidays.