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The Best Pies in America: The Serious Eats Pie Honor Roll

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I've told you all before of my undying love for pie, and of my never-ending search for the perfect slice. In fact, I have called on all of you to help in this endeavor before, and I am asking you again.

In honor of National Pie Day I've decided to put together, with the help of serious eaters everywhere, the Serious Eats Pie Honor Roll. I've tasted most of these myself, but I've also taken the liberty of adding some pielicious places my friend John T. Edge has written about in two of his wonderful books, Apple PIe and Southern Belly. Please add your favorite pie places to the Serious Eats Pie Honor Roll.

And if you want to further your pie-reading pleasure check out Humble Pie by Anne Dimock for some geniunely wise pie philosophy. Other good folks have gone in search of perfect pie, including Bill and Barbara Windsor. I have to admit I've never been to any of their top fourteen. Friend of Serious Eats Paul Lukas also went in search of America's best pies for Money Magazine. I've only been to one on his list. And our friends at Roadfood list 125 places when you punch in pie into their search box. I'm afraid I have a lot more pie eating to do. So many pies, so little time.

Northeast

Baked; Brooklyn
Blue Smoke; New York City
Briermere Farms; Riverhead, New York
Breadline; Washington, D.C.
Bubby's; New York City
Clinton Street Baking Company, New York City
Duane Park Patisserie; New York City
Eileen Blake's; Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts
Little Pie Company; New York City
Mitchel London Foods; New York City
Fairway Cafe; New York City
Pie Bakery and Cafe; Newton Center, Massachusetts
Prime Burger; New York City
Roundswamp Farms; East Hampton, New York
Soutine; New York City
Sweet Melissa's; Brooklyn
Summer Shack; Cambridge, Massachusetts
Trois Pommes Patisserie; Brooklyn
Two Fat Cats Bakery; Portland, Maine
Two Little Red Hens; New York City
Wimps; New York City
Yura; New York City

Southeast

This list is basically all John T. Edge, all the time.

Big Bob Gibson's Bar-B-Que; Decatur, Alabama
Bob Sykes Bar-B-Q; Bessemer, Alabama
Early Girl; Asheville, North Carolina
Ed and Kay's; Benton, Arkansas
Jerry Kendall's Fruit Market; Union City, Tennessee
Jim's Kountry Pies; Youngsville, Louisiana
Margo's Country Store; Parsons, Tennessee
Mary's Family Pie Shop; De Valls Bluff, Arkansas
Magnolia Grill; Durham, North Carolina
Mayo's Mahalia Jackson Fried Chicken; Nashville

Midwest

Coffee Cup Cafe; Sully, Iowa
Deal's Orchard; Jefferson, Iowa
Grand Traverse Pie Company; Traverse City, Michigan (and other locations)
Hamburg Inn #2; Iowa City, Iowa
Hoosier Mama; Chicago

West

Big Y Cafe; Pehastin, Washington
Dahlia Bakery; Seattle
Downtown Creamery; Healdsburg, California
Du-Par's; Los Angeles
Julian Pie Co.; Julian, California
Lone Pie Fruit and Espresso; Orondo, Washington
Pie 'n Burger; Pasadena, California
Senor Pie; Albuquerque
Tootie Pie; Medina, Texas

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