Leave Room for Holiday Pie
You've checked your holiday menu twice to make sure you have the essentials, but even with lots of planning and help in the kitchen, sometimes it's best to rely on the experts to finish off your holiday feast. If you're searching for a damn good piece of pie, this round-up of local bakers will come in handy. While some of the area bakeries and restaurants may have a spare pie on hand, we recommend you pre-order soon to ensure you have plenty of slices to go around.
Flour and Fig Bakehouse - Jacksonville, Florida
Flour and Fig Bakehouse was born from the kitchens of My Grandmother's Pie and Provision Goods and it has become a favorite at some of the local farmers’ markets. The owner has recently been whipping up some Salted Caramel Apple Pies that may become a new tradition for your family’s gathering. To order a pie, visit their website.
The Floridian - St. Augustine
They bake the pies! You win! Call or stop in by Monday 11/20. Pick up on Wednesday 11/22 during regular business hours 11-9ish. Whole pies include Kentucky Derby, Sweet Potato, Pumpkin with Gingersnap Crust, Pecan and Country Apple Crisp. 72 Spanish St., (904) 829-0655.
Trasca and Co - Ponte Vedra, Florida
Looking for something out of the ordinary? Check with Trasca and Co. for a special order custom pie that is sure to delight the taste buds. (904) 395.3989
Native Sun Natural Foods Market - Jacksonville, Florida
Gluten-free pies are on the menu at Native Sun, with choices including pumpkin, apple crumb and pecan. Order ahead by Novemer 17. For more information, click here or call (904) 260-6950 (Mandarin), (904) 260-2791 (Baymeadows) or (904) 458-1390 (Jax Beach).
BB's and Biscottis - Jacksonville, Florida
Okay, maybe you have a non-pie lover in the group, but you still want a traditional flavor at the table. Place an order for Pumpkin toffee cheesecake with a ginger cookie crust, toffee cheesecake layer, pumpkin pie layer and topped with a white chocolate pumpkin spice whipped mousse. BB's phone number: (904) 306.0100; Biscottis phone number: (904) 387.2060
Bold Bean Coffee - Jacksonville, Florida
Grab a holiday pie made by Knead: A Bakeshop. Four different options to choose from (chocolate pecan, breadline, apple streusel and pumpkin), and you can pick up at any of the Bold Bean locations. Make sure you place an order soon, before they run out. For more information stop by any of the coffee shops, located on Stockton, in Jacksonville Beach or on San Marco.
Creme de la Cocoa - St. Augustine, Florida
For a unique spin on classics, check out the Smashing Pumpkin, Southern Belle and Apple of my Eye pies created by Chef Nils Rowland. Make sure to order on their website. For more information, (904) 466.9499
Sweet Theory Baking Co. - Jacksonville, Florida
If you have some guests with diet restrictions, give Sweet Theory Baking Co. a taste test. Gluten-free and vegan never tasted so good! They are accepting orders via email: email@example.com. (904) 387.1001
Community Loaves - Jacksonville, Florida
Besides sourdough bread, this bakery offers up classic Apple or Pumpkin Pie and Sweet Potato Cake for pick-up the day before Thanksgiving. To order call (904) 381.0097 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pie Heaven - Atlantic Beach, Florida
With a name like Pie Heaven, you probably can’t go wrong here. Check their menu on the website with a full selection of pies that really are a little taste of heaven, then call to order. (904) 524.7274
Little Black Box Baked Goods - Jacksonville, Florida
Let Little Black Box take care of dessert with a choice of Southern Pecan Pie, Brown Butter Pumpkin Pie or Salted Caramel Apple Pie each available for pre-order. Give them a call at (904) 683.1346 or email at email@example.com.
Vagabond Coffee - Jacksonville, Florida
This Thanksgiving, along with your pies, why not try some poptarts for dessert? Offerings include Crisp Cinnamon Apple, Cranberry Apple, Pumpkin and Pecan Pie. The poptart flavors are strawberry, banana Nutella and apple. Drop by the shop to place your order or order online. 934 Edgewood Ave S, Jacksonville, Florida. (904) 402.2373
Spuds Farm - Spuds, Florida
Don't miss out on Miss Mavis's homemade pies. She's known far and wide for her squash pies! Order ahead and pick one up from the farm stand located at the intersection of Hwy 206 and 207. Get some fresh veggies while you are there too. (904) 692.1244