Pies for the Holidays

Area bakeries, restaurants, and market bakers are gearing up to create delicious sweets to grace the holiday table

Pies for the Holidays

An invitation to participate in Edible Austin's Pie Social at Austin Museum of Art Downtown on Thursday, Nov. 11, reminded me that it's time to think about holiday pies. Area bakeries, restaurants, and market bakers are gearing up to create delicious sweets to grace the holiday table. Everyone we contacted stressed the importance of ordering well in advance to ensure the availability of your family's favorite pie this Thanksgiving.

Annies Cafe & Bar (319 Congress, 472-1884, www.anniescafebar.com): pies, signature rum cakes, cheesecakes, dinner rolls, and full dinners to take out

Chez Zee (5406 Balcones, 454-2666, www.chezzee.com): pies, cakes, tortes, cheesecakes, and savory side dishes

Quack's 43rd Street Bakery (411 E. 43rd, 453-3399, www.quackquacks.com): pies, cakes, cupcakes, and seasonal decorated cookies

Sweetish Hill Bakery (1120 W. Sixth, 472-1347, www.sweetishhill.com): pies, cakes, tortes, tarts, cupcakes, cookies, pastries, breads, rolls, and homemade fruitcakes

Texas French Bread (2900 Rio Grande, 499-0544, www.texasfrenchbread.com): pies, cakes, tortes, tarts, pastries, breads, and rolls

Upper Crust Bakery (4508 Burnet Rd., 467-0102, www.theuppercrustbakery.com): pies, cakes, pastries, breads, and rolls

Wheatsville Food Co-op (3101 Guadalupe, 478-2667, www.wheatsville.com): pumpkin and pecan pies, vegan pumpkin and coconut cream pies, full meals, and side dishes

Cake & Spoon (426-7697, www.cakeandspoon.com, melissa@cakeandspoon.com): Order small or regular tarts online to be picked up the Saturday (at the Downtown or Sunset Valley farmers' markets) or Wednesday (farmers' market at the Triangle) before Thanksgiving.

Cutie Pies (1600 S. Congress, thepiequeen@cutiepiewagon.com): Preorder pies, and pick up by 3pm the Wednesday before Thanksgiving for $15 cash.

Pie Fixes Everything (www.piefixeseverything.com): Preorder and pay online to get the location for pre-Thanksgiving pickup.

Texas Pie Kitchen (www.texaspiekitchen.org, order@texaspiekitchen.org): Preorder online and get the location for pre-Thanksgiving pickup.

Pies Around Central Texas

Monument Cafe (500 S. Austin Ave., Georgetown, www.themonumentcafe.com): Check out the pie list on the Web, and order online for pickup at the restaurant.

Pies Galore and More (1110-B Main St., Bastrop, 512/308-0400, www.piesgaloreandmore.com): Preorder pies, cakes, cookies, and cupcakes to pick up in the store.

Royers Round Top Cafe (105 Main St., Round Top, 979-249-3611, www.royersroundtopcafe.com): Preorder pies online for shipping all over the country.

Texas Pie Company (202 W. Center St., Kyle, 512/268-5885, www.texaspiecompany.com): Preorder pies for pickup in the store.

Wimberley Pie Company (13619 RR 12, Wimberley, 512/847-9462, www.wimberleypie.com): Preorder pies for pickup in the store.

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