Save me a slice

6 of the Best Pie Places in Houston For All Your Holiday Needs

It's as easy as ... well ... pie.

By Brittany Cristiano and Anna Rajagopal

Mmmmmm, pie. 

ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT STAPLES of a Thanksgiving dinner spread is the pie. It’s the essential dessert to eat after your second (or third) helping of turkey and dressing, right before you’re sent off into a tryptophan-induced sleep.

But where to go for pies that rival Grandma’s? Houston happens to be rich in flavor with mouth-watering pie options to choose from. Whether you’re craving a nutty pie or something more sweet, H-town is the place to be for that perfect slice. So, no fear, we have you covered with these three Houston-area pie places who are ready to give you a piece of Thanksgiving comfort.

Flying Saucer Pie Company

This company has been providing pies for Houstonians’ Thanksgiving dinner tables for 53 years, and this year is no different, with people streaming in steadily to pick up their beloved holiday pies (including mincemeat, which is only available from now through Christmas) and the other delectable options. Some people skim right past the pumpkin for a strawberry pie, no matter the time of year.

The Flying Saucer Pie Company offers traditional Thanksgiving pies, as well as assorted cream pie flavors; the shop is on the edge of the GOOF, just a short drive out of the Loop to get one of its out-of-this-world—we had to—baked creations. 

House of Pies

Much like Flying Saucer, House of Pies always has a long line of people waiting to get their hands on a seasonal favorite or one of the classic year-round offerings, like strawberry rhubarb (if you haven’t had it, you really must try it immediately), and there’s even more demand around the holiday season. What does that mean for you? Get ‘em while they’re hot and get in line before it gets too long.  

Take a choice from the 33 pie flavors, ranging from traditional apple pie to their popular chocolate-y Bayou Goo pie. As always, the shop takes no call-ahead orders for pies the week of Thanksgiving, unless you place an order for 20 or more pies (we won’t judge you).

Three Brothers Bakery

Three Brothers Bakery has been satisfying this city’s sweet tooth since 1949. These pies are ideal for your Thanksgiving dinner, as a holiday greeting (in lieu of the old-school card), or sent to the folks you’ve been bugging on Zoom all year. The bakery offers whole pies, pie slices, and a pie-and-coffee gift pack to send to your loved ones. And if you want to make the presentation of pies a little more fancy this year, Three Brothers Bakery is offering wooden boxes to house your Thanksgiving pies for $50.  

Orders can be placed online for local or nationwide delivery, or you can order in person at any of its three Houston-area locations.

Pie Factory

Pie Factory has over 20 pie flavors for you to choose from, ranging from classics like apple to more unique flavors like Bourbon Pecan. Having been open through two generations and for over 40 years, this pie stop prides itself on equitable and accessible pricing for their fresh pies. 

With short turn-around time and quick deliveries, Pie Factory is one of the best places to grab last-minute holiday desserts. Not feeling pies? No worries, this shop also offers cakes of all sorts, like Black Forest and Tres Leches. 

Ms. Myrtle's Bakery Shoppe

Ms. Myrtle’s Bakery Shoppe has rolled out its holiday menu and it’s got enough variety to please the whole family. With items such as their “World Famous” Sweet Potato Pie, Texas Pecan, and Oreo Chocolate, Ms. Myrtle’s is a generational family business. 

This sweet little shop was founded in the historic Third Ward in 2000, and has won quite a few awards for their desserts.

Sugar Rush Cake Gallery

Sugar Rush Cake Gallery is a Houston favorite for the delicate decorations featured on their delectable desserts. Houston customers admire the creativity that this shop puts into their baked goods, including their pies and cobblers. If you stop by Sugar Rush, be sure to try one of their cupcakes or cakes, although, nothing beats this store’s peach cobbler.

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