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NYC’s 5 Best Pie Shops

April 6, 2011 12:00 PM

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Don’t show up empty-handed to Sunday’s Easter celebration. We ate our way though the city’s pie scene to pick out the best slices. Here are our picks. By Sherry Mazzocchi.

Bubby’s Pie Company

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120 Hudson St.
212-219-0666
bubbys.com

Bubby’s brand of comfort food has sated many a New Yorker over the years with slices of their sour cherry pie made with hints of almond and lemon. Too fruity for you? Try the maple syrup pecan pie.

Buttercup Bake Shop

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973 2nd Ave.
(212) 350-4144
buttercupbakeshop.com

Jennifer Appel left the Magnolia Bakery to start Buttercup Bake Shop in 1999. While this pretty East Side bakery has legions of cupcake fans, it’s Peach Pandowdy, Lime with Gingersnap Crust and Chocolate Pudding with Graham Cracker Crust pies are all full of good old-fashioned flavors.

Four & Twenty Blackbirds

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439 3rd Ave.
Brooklyn
(718) 499-2917
birdsblack.com

This cozy pie shop was was renovated to reveal the original tin ceiling and walls. Their pies are just as authentic–they buy ingredients according to season and preserve summer fruits to use all year round in pies like Fig Plum Crumble and Strawberry Nectarine. Try the Salty Honey Custard for something deliciously different.

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First Prize Pies

firstprizepies.com

First Prize doesn’t have a storefront, but they are available online and at the Market Share table at the Brooklyn Flea’s Smorgasboard on Saturdays. They use organic and local ingredients to create pies like Rhubarb Frangipane, Apple Cider Cream and Root Beer Float.

Baked

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359 Van Brunt St. Brooklyn 11231
(718) 222-0345
bakednyc.com

It’s worth a trip out to Red Hood to this luscious bakery for a slice of Peaches and Dream. Their current menu features Butterscotch and Lemon Almond Meringue tarts as well as Chocolate Bourbon Pie and the classic Pumpkin–made with a whole wheat crust.

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