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Top 6 Pie Shops in D.C.

Sam Tracy | November 25, 2020 | Food & Drink

Best Pies Washington D.C.

From apple to pecan, chocolate to pumpkin, rhubarb to blueberry and more, pie might just be the most versatile dessert around.

An absolute classic baked to golden-brown perfection and best served warm, pie loves a chocolate drizzle, a scoop of ice cream and a heap of whipped cream. Lest we forget, it's also a perfect savory snack with roasted meat, vegetables and cheese.

Washington D.C. knows a good thing when it tastes one, and the capitol is home to some of the best pie bakeries in the nation.

Whether you favor the sweet or the savory, we've got your pie craving covered. Check our list of D.C.'s finest pie shops and elevate your traditions.

See also: Top 6 Pie Shops in Miami

Baked & Wired

1052 Thomas Jefferson St NW / Website

You’ll come for a slice and leave with a whole pie after tasting this Georgetown bakery’s goods. Baked & Wired is a local favorite for cupcakes, coffee and pie, of course, which they’ve perfected in every flavor imaginable. From classic “apple crumb” to a the chocoholic “pecan kahlua chocolate chip,” these pies are baked fresh daily and served in an environmentally friendly and reusable glass Pyrex plate. A round will cost you a hefty $55, but trust us, it’s worth every penny.

Pie Sisters

3423 M St NW / Website

Pie Sisters is also in the Georgetown neighborhood. Run by three true sisters with a passion for pie, these beauties come in a variety of flavors. On the sweet end are flavors like banana cream with fresh whipped cream and a homemade flaky crust, as well as a lemon meringue that’s light, fluffy and toasted to a golden brown perfection. If you favor savory, you’ll love country tomato basil topped with a combination of cheddar and mozzarella for extra cheesy goodness. Their “Pulled Pork BBQ Pie” makes an excellent choice for meat lovers, and some varieties are lactose and gluten free. If you're hesitant to commit, you can purchase a “cuppie;" a miniature individual pie that captures all of the flavor in a bite-sized dessert. A whole pie costs $37, and all are available for takeout or reduced rate delivery. Orders larger than five pies require two days’ notice.

Dangerously Delicious Pies

810 West 36th Street, Baltimore, MD / Website

These pies really are devilishly good. Started in spring of 1999, this pie shop quickly garnered attention for its culinary creations and has become a neighborhood staple ever since. From sweet (chocolate peanut butter) to savory (apple smoked pulled pork BBQ) and everything in between (quiche, anyone?!), Dangerously Delicious Pies stays open until the early morning hours so you can give in to sinfully-good pie cravings any time you like.

See also: Top 8 Pie Shops in Philadelphia

Pie Shop

1339 H St NE / Website

We couldn’t talk pie without mentioning this place. Pie Shop has perfected their eponymous dessert. Pies here come in sweet and savory varieties. Best sellers include the “Caramel Apple Crumble” drizzled in a sugary sweet caramel sauce, and the “Guiness Steak,” a warm pot pie stuffed with tender pieces of steak, baked potatoes, peas, onions and carrots. Pie Shop is vegan-friendly and offers a selection of delicious plant-based pies such as “mixed berry,” “sour cherry” and “Pamela’s tofu curry” for a savory twist. A sweet pie costs $36, a quiche costs $37 and dinner pies are priced at $39.

Open City

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2331 Calvert St NW / Website

Open City Coffeehouse, Diner and Bar serves all-American fare that tastes like home. Their bakery is stocked fresh daily with sweet treats including their fan favorite pies. When your sugar craving strikes, dig into a slice of Open City’s traditional American pumpkin pie topped with whipped cream. For a silky smooth alternative, try their chocolate silk pie that melts in your mouth. Crazy for coconut? Try the coconut cream pie with an unbeatably-creamy smooth filling of rich custard.

Little Red Fox

5035 Connecticut Ave NW / Website

This neighborhood cafe and market bakes their pies fresh in-house each morning using locally-sourced ingredients. The bakery sells croissants, brownies and granola, but the pies are the true star. Fans rave about their double-crusted apple pie which features nearly two pounds of apples baked to perfection and nestled inside a warm, flaky all-butter crust. A slice of oven fresh pie pairs excellently with one of the cafe’s warm drinks, like their honey cinnamon latte. Each round costs $30 and a slice is $5.

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