Thursday, October 2, 2014

5 Great Seasonal Pies for the Fall

I love the fall, as it’s a great time to enjoy comforting foods that are warm, gooey, and sometimes sweet. Things like pies for example are now the ticket (and when aren’t they really?) and here I’ve put together a short list of 5 of my favorite places to get them:

Astor Bake Shop
– I love ABS for pie especially since they often dish up delectable creations and bake with seasonal ingredients such as figs, apples, pumpkins and the like. Here’s a recent fig and almond tart/pie that I have my eye on.  12-23 Astoria Blvd, Astoria. 718.606.8439

Image via Yelp by Helen M.

Martha’s Country Bakery
– To put together a pie round-up and not include Martha’s would be a sin, so I have to give them a nod here. From pumpkin, blueberry, lemon meringue, blueberry, cherry, apple, sour cream apple, they’ve got it all! I love the buttery, crumbly crust on their pies and appreciate that the ingredients inside are chunky and rustic.  36-21 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria. 718.545.9737

Image by Leli's Bakery

Leli’s Bakery 
– Similar to Martha's, this country-style bakery and cafe serves up traditional fruit pies such as cherry, apple and blueberry. Flavors vary per day, but the price remains the same at $12.95 per pie.  You may get lured into trying their other goodies while you're there.  Don't resist! 35-14 30th Avenue, Astoria. 718.626.8090

Image by The Queens Comfort

Queens Comfort
– While you won’t find pie on their menu everyday, they do bake some on occasion and when they do, you can believe it’ll be creative and tasty. Look for non traditional pies such as this Pennsylvania Dutch Peanut Butter Whoopie Pie. Make sure you check their Instagram often where they disclose new things they’re working on.  40-09 30th Avenue, Astoria. 646.597.8687

Image by 51st Bakery and Cafe

51st Bakery & Cafe - This quaint little bakery in LIC dishes out some beautifully rustic creations such as this gorgeous apple tarte that resembles a traditional French galette.  Yum! 5-33 51st Avenue, LIC. 

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