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Goode Co.’s Brazos Bottom Pecan Pie
Allison Moorman

Where to Score the Best Whole Pies for the Holiday Season

Find fruit and cream-filled pastries, baked to perfection at these Houston bakeries and restaurants

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Goode Co.’s Brazos Bottom Pecan Pie
| Allison Moorman

Turkey Day may soon be approaching, but pie season is in full effect. Few things offer comfort on a crisp autumn day like spoonful after spoonful of freshly baked pie. The well-built pastry, with a crumbly, spiced crust and a dollop of fluffy whip cream, is hard to resist on Thanksgiving — or any holiday for that matter.

As planning for holiday meals is underway, consider adding a picture-perfect pie from one of the city’s top restaurants or bakeries to your spread. Whether it’s traditional pumpkin, a spin on the classic pecan, or something wildly adventurous with a cereal crust, head to one of these top-notch pie destinations within the city for a choice holiday pastry. Take note, though: these pie shops stay busy this time of year, and it’s best to order ahead.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Victory Pie Co.

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32907 Tamina Rd
Magnolia, TX 77354
(832) 403-3066
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With its large menu of freshly baked deep-dish pies, Victory Pie Company is well worth the trek to Magnolia. Each pie is a 9” round and flavors include salted caramel apple, banana cream, chocolate bourbon pecan, and the ooey gooey magic cookie pie made with chocolate chips and pecans on an oatmeal cookie crust.

2. Junior League of Houston

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1811 Briar Oaks Ln
Houston, TX 77027
(713) 622-4191
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All items from the Junior League’s complete Thanksgiving meal may be ordered a la carte, including holiday pies. Pre-orders for pecan ($15) and pumpkin ($12) pies may be made until Thursday, November 18 for pick-up at The Junior League of Houston on Wednesday, November 24 from 10 am to 1 pm.

3. Becca Cakes

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1207 W 34th St Suite 200
Houston, TX 77018
(713) 364-3360
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Give in to all of the holiday cravings at once with a mini pie set from Becca Cakes. The set, presented in a festive gold gift box, comes with four each of the bakery’s pecan, apple, and mixed berry mini pies for $45. Pre-order online through Wednesday, November 17 for pick-up on Saturday, November 20, Tuesday, November 23, or Wednesday, November 24.

4. Pondicheri Bake Lab + Shop

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2800 Kirby Dr suite b240
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 522-2012
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Think outside the (pie) box and opt for a pumpkin chai pie from Pondicheri this year. The pastry, made with chai custard and ground almonds on a Parle G cookie crust, offers a tasty twist on tradition. Get an 8” pie for $55, or splurge for the 10” for $85. Pre-orders must be placed 2-5 days in advance, and pies may be picked up at the second floor Bake Lab + Shop on Thursday, November 25 at 10 am, 11 am or noon.

A whole pumpkin pie with a slice pulled out and a dish of whipped cream on the side.
Pondicheri’s chai pumpkin pie.
Pondicheri

5. Dessert Gallery

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3600 Kirby Dr # D
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 522-9999
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At this well-stocked dessert bar in Upper Kirby, pastries of all shapes, sizes, and types are epic, and that includes holiday pies. Varieties for the 2021 holiday season include old-fashioned pumpkin, double-crust apple, “To-Die-For” fudge pecan, and double-decker key lime — each available for $35. Plus, Dessert Gallery is donating $2 for every pie sold in November to food rescue organization Second Servings. Pre-ordering online is recommended.

6. House of Pies

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3112 Kirby Dr
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 528-3816
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This iconic Houston diner is called House of Pies for a reason — it’s home to whole fruit-filled pies, cream pies, and specialty pies galore. Stick with tradition and choose pumpkin or Texas pecan or something even more indulgent like the egg-cream custard or Bavarian chocolate cream. All good things come to those who wait, and wait you will. House of Pies is first come, first served during the holidays.

7. Goode Company BBQ

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5109 Kirby Dr
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 522-2530
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Goode Co. pies are a Texas tradition, and it is hardly a holiday season without a Brazos bottom pecan or chocolate cream pie gracing your dinner table. This year, pies are available for pre-order through November 18, but can also be picked up first-come, first-served at a drive-thru booth —  set up at Armadillo Palace, Goode Company BBQ in Memorial and Goode Company in the Woodlands — on November 23 and 24 from 8 am to 4 pm.

8. Nobie's

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2048 Colquitt St
Houston, TX 77098
(346) 319-5919
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Over the years, Nobie’s has garnered as much recognition for its pies as it has for its food, making it a high-demand dessert destination during the holidays. This year, Thanksgiving pies include a black bottom salted caramel pecan on an Oreo crust, banana walnut on a Cheerio crust, and key lime on a graham crust. Whole pies are $48 and can be pre-ordered on the phone through November 19 at 5 pm.

9. Three Brothers Bakery

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4606 Washington Ave
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 522-2253
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Find all of the usual suspects (available for pre-order) at Three Brother’s Bakery. From old-fashioned cherry and pumpkin pies to creamy key lime and lemon meringue pies, this time-honored bakery wholly satisfies. Stickler for pecan pie? Here, offerings include traditional pecan, salted caramel pecan, chocolate bourbon pecan, and chocolate fudge pecan.

10. Flying Saucer Pie Company

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436 W Crosstimbers St
Houston, TX 77018
(713) 694-1141
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This family-owned bakery in Garden Oaks is a Houston institution for its vast menu of house-made fruit and cream pies. The traditional apple pie is a quintessential fall dessert, prepared with warm spices and tender apple slices in a double crust, while the pecan pie — topped with a layer of caramelized pecan pieces — is a holiday favorite.

11. Common Bond Bistro & Bakery - Montrose

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1706 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 529-3535
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Maple pumpkin, Dutch apple, and bourbon pecan pies are hitting all Common Bond locations (bistro, on-the-go kiosks, and the Brasserie) beginning Friday, November 19. Pies range from $18 to $22 and can serve up to 10 guests. While pies will be available to purchase on-site, guests may also opt to pre-order online for pick-up closer to Thanksgiving Day.

12. Revival Market

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550 Heights Blvd
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 880-8463
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This trusty Heights market is a go-to year-round for quality meats, cheeses, and party essentials, and the holiday season is no different. Score homemade whole apple, pumpkin, and pecan pies starting at $34. Add a pint of fluffy whipped cream for an extra festive touch.

13. Cafe Leonelli

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5500 Main St
Houston, TX 77004
(713) 714-3014
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Café Leonelli, the newly opened eatery inside the MFAH Kinder Building, is putting a sophisticated twist on holiday pies with two options available for pre-order. Choose from the pecan pie made with Old Grandad bourbon or the pumpkin pie with a mascarpone swirl — $40 each and available for pick-up between November 22 and 24.

14. Sinfull Bakery

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1714 Webster St
Houston, TX 77003
(281) 467-0017
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At this fully vegan bakery, find scratch-made vegan desserts, including 9-inch pies in flavors like apple, sweet potato, and mixed berry made with a classic lattice crust. Pies range from $24 to $28 and are available for pre-order online through Sunday, November 21 for pick-up on November 23 or 24.

1. Victory Pie Co.

32907 Tamina Rd, Magnolia, TX 77354

With its large menu of freshly baked deep-dish pies, Victory Pie Company is well worth the trek to Magnolia. Each pie is a 9” round and flavors include salted caramel apple, banana cream, chocolate bourbon pecan, and the ooey gooey magic cookie pie made with chocolate chips and pecans on an oatmeal cookie crust.

32907 Tamina Rd
Magnolia, TX 77354

2. Junior League of Houston

1811 Briar Oaks Ln, Houston, TX 77027

All items from the Junior League’s complete Thanksgiving meal may be ordered a la carte, including holiday pies. Pre-orders for pecan ($15) and pumpkin ($12) pies may be made until Thursday, November 18 for pick-up at The Junior League of Houston on Wednesday, November 24 from 10 am to 1 pm.

1811 Briar Oaks Ln
Houston, TX 77027

3. Becca Cakes

1207 W 34th St Suite 200, Houston, TX 77018

Give in to all of the holiday cravings at once with a mini pie set from Becca Cakes. The set, presented in a festive gold gift box, comes with four each of the bakery’s pecan, apple, and mixed berry mini pies for $45. Pre-order online through Wednesday, November 17 for pick-up on Saturday, November 20, Tuesday, November 23, or Wednesday, November 24.

1207 W 34th St Suite 200
Houston, TX 77018

4. Pondicheri Bake Lab + Shop

2800 Kirby Dr suite b240, Houston, TX 77098
A whole pumpkin pie with a slice pulled out and a dish of whipped cream on the side.
Pondicheri’s chai pumpkin pie.
Pondicheri

Think outside the (pie) box and opt for a pumpkin chai pie from Pondicheri this year. The pastry, made with chai custard and ground almonds on a Parle G cookie crust, offers a tasty twist on tradition. Get an 8” pie for $55, or splurge for the 10” for $85. Pre-orders must be placed 2-5 days in advance, and pies may be picked up at the second floor Bake Lab + Shop on Thursday, November 25 at 10 am, 11 am or noon.

2800 Kirby Dr suite b240
Houston, TX 77098

5. Dessert Gallery

3600 Kirby Dr # D, Houston, TX 77098

At this well-stocked dessert bar in Upper Kirby, pastries of all shapes, sizes, and types are epic, and that includes holiday pies. Varieties for the 2021 holiday season include old-fashioned pumpkin, double-crust apple, “To-Die-For” fudge pecan, and double-decker key lime — each available for $35. Plus, Dessert Gallery is donating $2 for every pie sold in November to food rescue organization Second Servings. Pre-ordering online is recommended.

3600 Kirby Dr # D
Houston, TX 77098

6. House of Pies

3112 Kirby Dr, Houston, TX 77098

This iconic Houston diner is called House of Pies for a reason — it’s home to whole fruit-filled pies, cream pies, and specialty pies galore. Stick with tradition and choose pumpkin or Texas pecan or something even more indulgent like the egg-cream custard or Bavarian chocolate cream. All good things come to those who wait, and wait you will. House of Pies is first come, first served during the holidays.

3112 Kirby Dr
Houston, TX 77098

7. Goode Company BBQ

5109 Kirby Dr, Houston, TX 77098

Goode Co. pies are a Texas tradition, and it is hardly a holiday season without a Brazos bottom pecan or chocolate cream pie gracing your dinner table. This year, pies are available for pre-order through November 18, but can also be picked up first-come, first-served at a drive-thru booth —  set up at Armadillo Palace, Goode Company BBQ in Memorial and Goode Company in the Woodlands — on November 23 and 24 from 8 am to 4 pm.

5109 Kirby Dr
Houston, TX 77098

8. Nobie's

2048 Colquitt St, Houston, TX 77098

Over the years, Nobie’s has garnered as much recognition for its pies as it has for its food, making it a high-demand dessert destination during the holidays. This year, Thanksgiving pies include a black bottom salted caramel pecan on an Oreo crust, banana walnut on a Cheerio crust, and key lime on a graham crust. Whole pies are $48 and can be pre-ordered on the phone through November 19 at 5 pm.

2048 Colquitt St
Houston, TX 77098

9. Three Brothers Bakery

4606 Washington Ave, Houston, TX 77007

Find all of the usual suspects (available for pre-order) at Three Brother’s Bakery. From old-fashioned cherry and pumpkin pies to creamy key lime and lemon meringue pies, this time-honored bakery wholly satisfies. Stickler for pecan pie? Here, offerings include traditional pecan, salted caramel pecan, chocolate bourbon pecan, and chocolate fudge pecan.

4606 Washington Ave
Houston, TX 77007

10. Flying Saucer Pie Company

436 W Crosstimbers St, Houston, TX 77018

This family-owned bakery in Garden Oaks is a Houston institution for its vast menu of house-made fruit and cream pies. The traditional apple pie is a quintessential fall dessert, prepared with warm spices and tender apple slices in a double crust, while the pecan pie — topped with a layer of caramelized pecan pieces — is a holiday favorite.

436 W Crosstimbers St
Houston, TX 77018

11. Common Bond Bistro & Bakery - Montrose

1706 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006

Maple pumpkin, Dutch apple, and bourbon pecan pies are hitting all Common Bond locations (bistro, on-the-go kiosks, and the Brasserie) beginning Friday, November 19. Pies range from $18 to $22 and can serve up to 10 guests. While pies will be available to purchase on-site, guests may also opt to pre-order online for pick-up closer to Thanksgiving Day.

1706 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006

12. Revival Market

550 Heights Blvd, Houston, TX 77007

This trusty Heights market is a go-to year-round for quality meats, cheeses, and party essentials, and the holiday season is no different. Score homemade whole apple, pumpkin, and pecan pies starting at $34. Add a pint of fluffy whipped cream for an extra festive touch.

550 Heights Blvd
Houston, TX 77007

13. Cafe Leonelli

5500 Main St, Houston, TX 77004

Café Leonelli, the newly opened eatery inside the MFAH Kinder Building, is putting a sophisticated twist on holiday pies with two options available for pre-order. Choose from the pecan pie made with Old Grandad bourbon or the pumpkin pie with a mascarpone swirl — $40 each and available for pick-up between November 22 and 24.

5500 Main St
Houston, TX 77004

14. Sinfull Bakery

1714 Webster St, Houston, TX 77003

At this fully vegan bakery, find scratch-made vegan desserts, including 9-inch pies in flavors like apple, sweet potato, and mixed berry made with a classic lattice crust. Pies range from $24 to $28 and are available for pre-order online through Sunday, November 21 for pick-up on November 23 or 24.

1714 Webster St
Houston, TX 77003

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