- 1. Blue Smoke
116 E. 27th St., nr. Park Ave. S.; 212-447-7733
A sensational Key lime and a first-rate banana cream, plus a pie of the day.
4 Clinton St., nr. Houston St.; 646-602-6263
Renowned for their brunch and pancakes, but the pie’s good, too.
- 3. Kitchenette
156 Chambers St., nr. Greenwich St.; 212-267-6740
The kind of old-fashioned double-crust pie that when left on a windowsill to cool, becomes fair game for hoboes.
351 Kent Ave., at S. 5th St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn; 347-282-6005
The thigh guy has sold his share of the business, but the pie lady remains.
424 W. 43rd St., nr. Ninth Ave.; 212-736-4780
The sour-cream apple-walnut is as much a New York classic as a Peter Luger porterhouse.