By Isabel Hochman By Isabel Hochman | March 11, 2021 |
A lemon meringue pie at Flour Bakery + Cafe.
From flaky and gooey to savory and hearty, you can easily satisfy your craving, here are the best places to grab a slice of pie.
New owner Jill Remby is baking up a storm in preparation for Pi Day, after taking over for Renee McLeod. This Somerville institution is known for their sweet and savory pies, you can enjoy both lunch and dessert. Celebrate with their bacon, leek and gruyere pie, or their classics like brown butter pecan pie and blueberry pie made with wild Maine blueberries. 285 Beacon St., Somerville, 617.661.7437, petsipies.com
Renowned as a North End staple for their cannoli’s, which include a variety of flavors like chocolate chip, florentine, nutella, strawberry and amaretto. This family favorite also makes an amazing ricotta pie. This mouth-watering pie is nine inches, can you find its circumference? 300 Hanover St., 617.742.3050, mikespastry.com
Flour Bakery + Cafe
Flour Bakery + Cafe offers three pies: chocolate cream, coconut cream and mile-high lemon meringue. Stop by and pick up one to share with friends and family. You can also sign up for a pies + tarts bakeshop class, which sells out quickly, and learn from chef Samira how to make these ambrosian treats. 1595 Washington St., 617.267.4300, flourbakery.com
Omni Parker House
Carefully thought-out, the original Boston cream pie has been perfected at the Omni Parker House. The dessert was created by Chef Anezin and debuted in 1856. Now known as a Massachusetts state dessert, this custard-filled delight is sure to leave you satisfied. 60 School St., 617.227.8600 omnihotels.com
Milk Bar Harvard Square
In addition to their b’day truffles and compost cookies, the famous Milk Bar Pie is everything a person could dream of. Milk Bar starts with an oat cookie crust and fills it with a custard made of egg yolks, milk, butter and sugar. It is baked to become a buttery and gooey perfection, then served cold. 3 Brattle St., Cambridge, 857.321.8430, milkbarstore.com
Tatte Bakery + Cafe
Chef and founder Tzurit Or has carefully sourced all of her ingredients to bring you the most irresistible pastries such as brioche, muffins, croissants, cheesecakes and her classic halva bomb. With eleven locations in Boston, three in Cambridge and two in Brookline, you are sure to find yourself picking up a sweet treat. They are now serving apple pie, which you can pick up with a Tatte house latte. 1288 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 617.441.4011, tattebakery.com/boston
Photography by: Photo by Leah Willis