Photographs by Jed Egan and Melissa Hom
Four and Twenty Blackbirds
The classic pumpkin pie at this Gowanus spot features a chunky crust you could easily pass off as homemade.
$32; 439 Third Ave., nr. 8th St., Gowanus, Brooklyn; 718-499-2917. Open on Thanksgiving from 8 a.m.–4 p.m.
Fairway’s budget pies are as straightforward as they come, but they don’t have that supermarket-shelf taste.
$3.99 for 7-inch ; $7.99 for 9-inch; Various locations. Open on Thanksgiving from 7 a.m.–8 p.m. (Upper West Side); 8 a.m.–6 p.m. (Harlem); 8 a.m.–6 p.m. (Red Hook)
There’s a ring of toasted meringue and a puff-pastry pumpkin on top of Ladybird’s pie, and if you order by November 17 you’ll get a free cookie with purchase.
$19 for 6-inch, $25 for 10-inch; 1112 Eighth Ave., nr. 11th St., Park Slope; 718-499-8108. Open on Thanksgiving from 8 a.m.–2 p.m.
This simple pie from Veneiro’s stands out for its fluffy texture and subtle pumpkin flavor. Preordering by November 23 available, minimum two pies.
$13.95 for 11-inch; 342 E. 11th St., nr. First Ave.; 212-674-7070. Open on Thanksgiving from 8 a.m.–3 p.m.
Savoy Bakery’s pie packs a spicy filling with a velvety texture that melts in your mouth. For those who like to mix savory and sweet, they also offer a bacon-topped version. Preordering by November 24 recommended.
$12 for 9-inch (add $3 for bacon); 170 E. 110th St., nr. Third Ave.; 212-828-8896. Open on Thanksgiving from 7:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
Despite a glazed top and powdered-sugar garnish, this pie has a clean finish without being overly sweet. Plus, the presentation is sure to please your in-laws. Preordering by November 22 recommended; pick up November 24. Use coupon code TENOFF to get 10% off orders online before November 15.
$18.50 for 7-inch; $22.50 for 9-inch; Various locations
Little Pie Co.
The flaky crust and light filling make this pie perfect for those who don’t like to mess (much) with a classic. Preordering by November 19 recommended.
$25 for 10-inch; Various locations. Open on Thanksgiving from 8 a.m.–noon
If Bubby’s take on pumpkin isn’t sweet enough for you on its own, it comes with a side of gooey caramel to drizzle on top. Preordering by November 22 required; pick up by November 24.
$29 for 9-inch; 120 Hudson St., at N. Moore St.; 212-219-0666
Trois Pommes tops its pies with roasted pumpkin seeds, adding a rustic look and a dose of nutty flavor. Preordering by November 15 recommended.
$28; 260 Fifth Ave., nr. Garfield Pl., Park Slope; 718-230-3119. Open on Thanksgiving from 7 a.m.–1 p.m.
Baked mixes things up with a crunchy oat-wheat crust, which will ensure that this pie stands out from the plain old apple one it will inevitably sit next to. Preordering by November 22 required; pick up by November 24.
$26 for 9-inch; 359 Van Brunt St., nr. Dikeman St., Red Hook, Brooklyn; 718-222-0345
The thick filling of the pie at Billy’s packs a big pumpkin flavor and a hearty amount of spice, all held in nicely by a substantial, doughy crust. Preordering by November 20 recommended; pick up by November 24.
$24 for 9-inch; 184 Ninth Ave., nr. 21st St.; 212-647-9956