As a sweets lover, I can tell you – when that sweet tooth strikes, you just HAVE to satisfy the craving. Everyone has their dessert of choice (mine being cheesecake) and some of those prefer a real American classic: pie. Maybe you’re opting for more traditional pie like apple, pecan or sweet potato, maybe you want something different and unique. Either way, these 10 places in North Carolina serve the BEST pie you’ll have in the Tar Heel state.
1. Scratch, Durham
Scratch is a quaint yet cool bakery and cafe located in Durham. While all the sweet treats are great, you really want to come for the pie. It even made Bon Apetit's
list for The Top Ten Best Places For Pie In the U.S. You can go sweet (like banana cream pie pictured above) or savory.
2. Crook's Corner, Chapel Hill
The Atlantic Beach Pie at Crook's Corner is SO amazing, it even got a write up in
The pie is supposed to elicit an 'Oh My God' response, and plenty who try it would have to agree!
3. Miss Angels Heavenly Pies, Mount Airy
With a name like that, you know the pies will be heavenly. Located in the charming small town of Mount Airy, the pies are like no other - maybe because they're made with fresh ingredients? Get your sweet tooth on, or your banana cream fix here!
4. Hayes Barton Cafe & Dessertery, Raleigh
With a legendary dessert case and larger-than-life portions, you might find yourself tempted to fill up on brunch or lunch options...but you MUST save room for dessert (especially the pie) here!
5. Carolina Pie Company, Mooresville
Key lime, apple, chocolate...it doesn't matter what kind of pie you're craving, it's all delicious here. Satisfy your sweet tooth with something sweet or stick to more tart options for a refreshing hot day snack. You can't beat made from scratch daily!
6. Angus Barn, Raleigh
Cookbook author, Ken Haedrich named Angus Barn in his
top ten list
of his favorite places to get a slice of pie. And what is his favorite here? The chocolate chess pie. A perfect way to end a delicious meal!
7. Old Europe, Asheville
Old Europe is a quaint and rustic little bakery that really feels like Europe. They offer a wide array of sweets and treats, but for the pie lovers, you're in luck! For the ones who can't resist a good key lime pie, Old Europe's has been called 'the best key lime pie ever.'
8. Camino Bakery, Winston-Salem
Camino is a cozy, cool and chic bakery located right in the heart of downtown Winston-Salem. While there's plenty of tantalizing options, you can go sweet or satisfying with your pie options. Opt for a traditional choice or try their delicious quiche for a more filling (and healthier) option.
9. Maxie B's, Greensboro
Maxie B's is an absolutely delicious bakery (with some of the best cake I've ever had) but if you're looking for other options...their Key Lime Pie is to die for! One slice and you'll be hooked.
10. Tullio's Bakery, Duck
On your next trip to the OBX, Tullio's is the place to stop to get your sweet tooth craving. They have a wide assortment of fruit pies and other scrumptious options. Yum!
If this article proves anything, there’s nothing better than a nice (hot or warm) slice of pie. Yum! I’m starving! Did your favorite make the list or are there any you would add?