Pie is such a classic dessert. There are so many styles and flavors out there, so there truly is never a bad time to indulge your sweet tooth. When it comes to this treat, why bother squandering your dessert on a mediocre pastry? We have some absolutely amazing pie shops in Colorado; here are seven of our favorite places to find mouthwatering pie:
1. Estes Park Pie Shop & Bakery (Estes Park)
Welcome to Estes Park Pie Shop, who proudly proclaim "You need pie!" Since we are not one to argue, we will gladly accept this demand that we need dessert by enjoying homemade cherry, strawberry rhubarb, and raspberry mango pies! The Estes Park Pie Shop is located at 509 Big Thompson Ave., Estes Park, CO 80517 and is open Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
2. Granny Scott's Pie Shop (Lakewood)
Remember the amazing pies your grandma used to make? Granny Scott's - who whips up killer lemon meringue, Michigan cherry almond, and Georgia peach - will make you think you are back in your grandma's kitchen on a Sunday afternoon. Granny Scott’s Pie Shop is located at 3333 S Wadsworth Blvd. # C107, Lakewood, CO 80227 and is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
3. 3.14 Sweet & Savory Pi Bar (Colorado Springs)
The best place to spend Pi Day (March 14th) is, of course, 3.14 Sweet & Savory Pi Bar, which invites you to "Have Your Pi and Eat It Too." In addition to their incredible selection of homemade pies, 3.14 Sweet & Savory also offers a number of salads, sandwiches, and other lunch favorites. 3.14 Sweet & Savory Pi Bar is located at 5152 Centennial Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80919 and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The shop is closed on Monday.
4. Home Style Bakery (Grand Junction)
The name says it all: this bakery is chock-full of home-style cakes, bread, and the best banana cream pie you’ll ever try! Our advice? Enjoy a slice with a cup of black coffee. Yum! Home Style Bakery is located at 924 N 7th St., Grand Junction, CO 81501 and is open Tuesday through Friday from 5 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and on Saturday from 5 a.m. to 4 p.m. The bakery is closed on Sunday & Monday.
5. Showboat's Drive by Pie (Granby)
Don't let the low-key exterior fool you or you will miss out on what 9News has declared the best pie in the state! While it does not have a sit-down location, Showboat's is incredibly convenient, as it allows you to simply drive up to the window, pay, and eat. Showboat’s Drive by Pie is located at 54 1st St., Granby, CO 80446 and is open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
6. Johnson's Corner (Johnstown)
You may know Johnson's Corner for their iconic cinnamon rolls, but did you know that they also whip up some darn good pies? Whether you crave something fruit-based or more decadent, the bakers at JC guarantee some of the best pies you’ll ever sink your teeth into. Johnson’s Corner is located at 2842 SE Frontage Rd., Johnstown, CO 80534 and is open 24 hours a day!
7. Hopscotch Bakery (Pueblo)
Last, but by no means least, is Hopscotch Bakery, which serves up hand-crafted twists on classic favorites. While we recommend enjoying breakfast or lunch at Hopscotch, we fully endorse splurging on one (or all) of their perfect pies! Hopscotch Bakery is located at 3429, 333 S Union Ave., Pueblo, CO 81003 and is open Tuesday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The shop is closed on Sunday & Monday.