You love Apple Pie? Good. So do I. However have you tried buying a fresh apple pie at a bakery in New York City “off season”? It’s damn near impossible. Apple pie season starts in September at the earliest. So. If you’re anything like me, you’ll find one in July. Or five of them. I found them for you, my fellow pie lovers. Go get one!
Little Pie Company
I buy this pie every Thanksgiving, and I loooooove it. The Sour Cream Apple Pie is made with fresh Granny Smith Apples and (obviously) sour cream. It’s sweet and delicious, the crust is thick and crumbly, the touch of sour cream is the best idea since sliced bread. And you can get it all throughout the year. Prices vary between 10 and 35 dollars. This bakery is located in Helll’s Kitchen.
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Two Little Red Hens
This fabulous little bakery is located on 2nd Avenue, right by 86th Street. This used to be “German Town”, aka the German part of Manhattan, and while the residents of this neighborhood are now from all corners of the world, some of the old German stores and restaurants have remained intact. Two Little Red Hens is more of a “recent addition”, but it seems to live up to the old fashioned quality that prevails throughout the area. Their apple pie is made with a classic double crust, McIntosh, Granny Smith, and Golden Delicious apples. It’s beautiful and scrumptious.
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Petee’s Pie Company
I remember when you could’t go to the Lower Eastside without bumping into some sketchy people. They have either disappeared or cleaned up their act, because they’re gone. Now you can’t go down there without bumping into some really good food. Petra “Petee” Paredez runs this bakery, producing some pretty yummy stuff using organic ingredients, and I love it. The Local Apple Pie is just what is says, a pie made from local apples. It might also be the prettiest of the pies. Just saying. Go get one.
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Pies N Thighs
Williamsburg is the new Manhattan, we all caught on that by now. It means the rent is high, there’s lots of young professionals roaming around, and the food is great. It really is. Pies N Thighs is one of my favorite spots in Brooklyn, for the simple reason I never ate anything there that I didn’t love. The Thighs actually stands for fried chicken (thighs), and it’s beyond delicious. But I came here for the apple pie, and it did not disappoint. It looks like you may have made it yourself, a little bumpy, but once you cut into it oh my, it’s so, so good. Gooey and cinnamon-ey, it’s a crowd pleaser.
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Ok, so this one is not actually an apple pie. It’s an apple Strudel. With cream cheese. It’s the Apple Cheese strudel. I feel it fits in here, and it is some of the best apple related sweet treat I ever had. As opposed to the pie, it’s long instead of round, and the crust is flaky as opposed to a solid pie crust. But it’s oh so good. Zabar’s is found on the Upper Westside, it has been there for decades, and they know what they’re doing. It’s a must try, I promise.
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