Sugar and spice and everything nice? That pretty much sums up the best treat to ever grace a window sill: pie! The pie vs cake debate can get as heated as to whether or not your friends can stack and make you draw 20 in UNO. With Pi Day (3.14) coming up, everyone can stop debating, come together, and indulge in some sweet, delicious pies. Below, we’ve gathered the best pie shops in Chicago for you to check out.
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1969 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
First Slice Pie Cafe lets you do good while satisfying your cravings. Dining at the cafe supports an organization that provides hunger relief. With three locations in the city’s northside––Andersonville, Ravenswood Manor, and the newest spot in Ravenswood––the cafe serves deliciously crafted pies like French Silk, Key Lime, and Apple Pie, as well as special creations like Polka Dot, Balsamic Raspberry Pear, and Chocolate Mint.
If you’re craving more than just pie, First Slice also has soups, salads, sandwiches, and more to fill you up! Their Ravenswood location has just opened. For pie day, you’ll get 20% off whole pies or $3.14 per slice!
2051 N California Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
Bang Bang Pie is one of Chicago’s go-to pie shops popular for its creative indulgences as well as classic staples. Located in Logan Square, the pie and biscuit spot offers a regularly rotating menu, including seasonal pie flavors like Lemon Bar in the summer, Cranberry Key Lime in the winter, and other delicious concoctions.
While sweet pies are always a hit, savory flavors like the Chicken & Southern Tomato are also a must-try. Don’t forget about the flaky biscuits either, also available sweet, savory, or plain! The sky’s the limit for the creative bakers and flavor geniuses at Bang Bang, open for pickup, delivery, or limited indoor dining.
1618 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
4613 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625
Hoosier Mama is another frequented spot for pie lovers in the city. The pies made their way from farmers markets and coffee shops to a cozy retro-style brick and mortar––their flagship location in West Town––as well as locations in Lincoln Square and Evanston.
The artisan bakery and cafe serves both sweet and savory pies and homemade buttermilk biscuits, sandwiches, and local coffee. Dig into seasonal flavors, including a flavor of the month, like the Mexican Chocolate Chess, and fan faves like Banana Cream.
1477 W Balmoral Ave, Chicago, IL 60640
Having dietary restrictions doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy pie––especially when Defloured has delicious gluten-free options to satisfy your cravings. All the goodies from the Andersonville bakery are gluten-free, including cookies, bars, cupcakes, whoopie pies, scones, bread, and of course, pie.
Pies are on special order only, requiring a 7-day lead time. Flavors include Cranberry, Apple, Dairy-free Pumpkin, Vegan Pumpkin, Seasonal Fruit, and more.
3720 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60613
Not just a sweets shop, Blue Sky Bakery and Cafe is also a socially-conscious nonprofit that provides transitional employment for homeless and at-risk youth. The North Center bakery serves sweet and savory pastries using fresh ingredients, including herbs grown in their own garden! The menu includes cakes, cupcakes, cheesecakes, scones, pies, and other pastries as well as savory items like quiche.
Try the Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie, featuring a crunchy peanut crust, dark chocolate ganache, peanut butter mousse, and chocolate whipped cream – it’s also gluten-free!
1000 N California Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
With retro charm complete with reclaimed materials and even a marble bar from 1928, Spinning J takes you back in time to the soda fountain days. Stop by for all-day breakfast or lunch and enjoy classic shakes, sodas, and palmers followed by pie for dessert! Pies are seasonal with a rotating menu of flavors like Cranberry Yuzu Meringue, Key Lime Hibiscus, S’mores, Lemon-Lavender, and more creative concoctions.
Featured Image Credit: First Slice Pie