The holiday season is coming up, which means it’s pie season. Whether your favorite is pumpkin, apple, coconut, blueberry, peanut butter, or Key lime, you’re sure to find the absolute best slices at these shops.
1. Yoder's Restaurant & Amish Village, Sarasota
Yoder's is a Sarasota landmark and has been a local favorite since it opened in 1975.
2. Farmers Market Restaurant, Fort Myers
Farmers Market restaurant has been dishing out homestyle goodness since 1952, making it the oldest operating restaurant in Lee County. Come for all the amazing Southern food, but whatever you do, don't forget the pie!
3. Fireman Derek's Bake Shop & Cafe, Miami
This funky shop is right at home in Miami's Wynwood district. Just when you thought firemen were irresistible, they start baking? And it's out of this world? Sign me up.
4. Mike's Pie, Inc., Tampa
Mike's may have expanded to the point of factory production, but these consistent award-winners are served at markets all over Tampa, as well as in restaurants all over the country. So, we think they deserve a mention.
5. P is for Pie Bake Shop, Orlando
This charming bake shop in Orlando specializes in artisnal mini pies that are almost too cute to eat. Almost.
6. Miller's Dutch Kitch'n, Bradenton
This longstanding restaurant is so popular they bake thousands of pies every holiday season. They offer a wide selection and reasonable prices.
7. Wright's Gourmet House, Tampa
Wright's Gourmet House has been a beloved sandwich shop in Tampa since 1963, but they're just as famous for their cakes. We feel it's time for their pies to step into the spotlight as well.
8. Kermit's Key West Key Lime Shoppe, Key West
Yes, Kermit's focuses on one (amazing) kind of pie, but we had to feature a Key lime pie shop, this being Florida and all. Kermit's has been operating in Key West for 20 years and expanded to DeLand to meet growing demand. They offer all kinds of Key lime treats, but you have to try their version of Florida's iconic dessert dipped in chocolate.
9. Bob Roth's New River Groves, Davie
This classic Florida roadside farmers market has been selling all things Florida for nearly 50 years. All kinds of citrus, stone crab, fudge, and gift baskets are offered in addition to their famous homemade pies.
10. Pie Heaven Bakery Cafe, Atlantic Beach
This sweet little shop near Jacksonville has five kinds of pie available at all times: Meat, Fruit, Quiche, Custard, and Gluten-Free/Sugar-Free. They're all made with high-quality ingredients by a caring staff. Who wouldn't want to visit Pie Heaven?
11. Joan's Perfect Pie, Melbourne
This adorable gourmet bakery on the Space Coast serves handcrafted pies made with the freshest and finest ingredients available.
12. Amaretti Desserts, Jacksonville
Amaretti serves up all kinds of sweet treats made from scratch, and everything looks and tastes amazing. Call ahead to see what's available.
Have you tried any of these? Do you have any favorites we might have left out? Please share your thoughts in the comments below.