The air is getting cooler and we’re beginning to dream about all of our favorite Autumn delights—cozy sweaters, wrapping up in soft blankets, crisp autumn air, warm cups of our favorite drinks, and America’s most treasured dessert…pie.
Sweet pie, savory pie, pumpkin pie, sweet potato pie, double crust apple cream pie, award winning pies…buttery crusts…our pie dream list could go on for days…
There is something magic about autumn pie. Something almost romantic about slow conversation and pie with someone you love…it’s meant to be savored…taken in slowly. It creates a memory.
Whether you prefer your pie on the dinner table surrounded by friends and family, in your autumn picnic basket, with a scoop of ice cream, or solo with a cup of coffee—we’re sharing our 7 spots to find the best autumn pies in D.C.
No matter if pie is your favorite dessert or a rare treat—we’ve got you covered. Take a look at the best places to buy pie in the DC area.
Firehook Bakery has some of the most delicious treats in town. Aside from serving up cakes, pastries, artisanal breads, small bites, and coffee, Firehook in Dupont Circle also bakes up delicious pies and tarts.
We love their honeycrisp apple pie made with regionally sourced honey crisp apples and topped with a crumb crust, which in our opinion, is a delicious step up from traditional apple pie.
Their pie and tart offerings rotate and include flavors like pecan pie, passion fruit meringue tart, bittersweet chocolate tart, banana cream tart, key lime tart, classic apple, and a fresh fruit tart with a mouth-watering, creamy vanilla custard.
Pre-order one of their gorgeous pies or tarts on their website for pick-up or delivery, or stop in Firehook Bakery for an afternoon treat in Dupont Circle at 1909 Q Street, NW Washington, DC 20009.
Fresh pie and live music—what’s not to love?
This hip pie and live music spot offers a unique experience for locals and visitors alike. Pie Shop has a long list of sweet and dinner pies including:
- Key Lime Pie
- S’mores Pie
- Lemon Meringue Pie
- Caramel Apple Crumble Pie
- Vegan Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
- Salted Caramel French Toast Pie
- Roasted Apple Cinnamon Chess Pie
- BBQ Pulled Pork Pie
- Guiness Steak Pie
- Tofu Curry Pie (Vegan)
- Sausage Tomato Fennel Pie
- Ratatouille Pie (Vegan)
We love that there’s something for everyone and the fact that they have vegan pie options.
If you love live music and pie and haven’t checked out D.C.’s Pie Shop yet, what are you waiting for? Check out Pie Shop’s Facebook page to see upcoming shows or stop in for a slice of pie. Pie Shop also orders pie for delivery and local pick up.
Pie Shop is located at 1339 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002
Bread Furst offers a wide assortment of pastries, breads, bagels, savory foods, cakes, and pies.
We love the bourbon pecan pie for autumn, but we’ve also spied personal sized pies, peach pie, blueberry pie, lemon meringue pie, s’mores pie with a toasted meringue, and even an orange creamsicle pie that, according to their Instagram, will “brighten your winter”.
Visit Bread Furst at 4434 Connecticut Avenue NW Washington, DC 20008
You might not think of a contemporary hot-spot for Korean comfort food when it comes to autumn pies, but Anju often offers some incredible tasting—not to mention beautiful—pies for Thanksgiving special orders.
Known to bake up creative masterpiece pies the past few years, their patrons have enjoyed flavors like ginger berry cobbler, pecan bourbon, and their “Melona” cream pie, as well as a Korean sweet potato pie called gogung.
Keep an eye out for their special offerings this autumn—you won’t be disappointed!
If you love Korean food and haven’t checked out Anju, make your reservation now for this Dupont Circle hotspot and get to tasting their authentic Korean flavors with a modern twist.
Henry’s Soul Cafe
If you love sweet potato pie, Henry’s Soul Cafe has the best in DC.
Henry’s was established by the “King of Soul Food”, Henry E. Smith in 1968 and is famous for being home of the sweet potato pie. Henry’s prides themselves on their pie steeped in family tradition and good old southern hospitality.
Visit Henry’s Soul Cafe for the best sweet potato pie you’ll find in D.C. at 1704 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009.
Alfa Pie House
If you aren’t big on sweets but crave the comforts of a warm savory pie this autumn, head to Alfa Pie House for their savory Greek pies.
Alfa Pie House offers a tasty variety of hand pies like their bougatsa feta pie, traditional country cheese pie, or our favorite—the bougatsa spinach and feta pie.
Grab lunch at Alfa Pie House downtown at 1750 H St NW, Washington, DC 20006.
Brookland’s Finest Bar & Kitchen
Brookland’s Finest Bar & Kitchen is a great neighborhood spot to grab a delicious bite off their mouth-watering menu then finish with a slice of their delicious chocolate chip pecan pie with caramel and chocolate ganache. Decadent—we know.
With everything from crispy brussel sprout chips to shrimp and grits, bacon mac and cheese and vegan curry, there’s something for everyone and there’s always a great pie on the menu for dessert.
For Thanksgiving, they’ve been known to offer salted caramel apple pie and pumpkin pie with toasted marshmallow meringue—yum!
Visit Brookland’s Finest Bar & Kitchen at 3126 12th Street NE
Washington, DC 20017
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