Thanksgiving will be here before you know it! If you want to make sure you have a delicious pie for your family and friends during Thanksgiving dinner but aren't the best baker, there are plenty of highly-rated bakeries in Buffalo and Western New York. Whether you're looking for something traditional like - sweet potato, pumpkin, or pecan - or you want to try something different like apple streusel or banana cream, one of these 7 bakeries can accommodate you.  They each have a Google rating of 4-stars or better, some even have a rating as high as 4.7 stars.

According to History.com, pumpkin pies have been a staple of Thanksgiving dinners for centuries,

By the early 18th century pumpkin pie had earned a place at the table, as Thanksgiving became an important New England regional holiday. In 1705 the Connecticut town of Colchester famously postponed its Thanksgiving for a week because there wasn’t enough molasses available to make pumpkin pie.

Taste of Home lists apple pie and peanut butter pie as the most popular in the United States. It also created a map of the most popular pie in each state for Pi Day, which was back on March 14. Weirdly enough, Google search data shows that New York's favorite pie is coconut cream. While coconut cream seems a little odd to me, it's not as bad as some of the other states,

Meanwhile, there were some very interesting pies that won a few states, such as sour cream raisin pie in Nevada, North Dakota and South Dakota, and crawfish pie in Louisiana.

If you're looking for a holiday dinner dessert pie that does not disappoint, try one of these 7 spots (not listed in any particular order):

1. Cake Crazy Bakery - 4.7 Stars

It's located at 2525 William St, Buffalo, NY 14206.  It offers a sweet potato and sweet potato pecan pie.

Derek Kokotajlo added a little twisted comedy to his 5-star review of the sweet potato pie,

The Sweet Potato Pie is sooooo horrible! Please go buy them up and drop them off at my house for proper disposal. Everything Ive had here is top notch.

Dana Stansbury raved about its sweet potato pie in her Google review,

I ordered a dozen chocolate dipped strawberries. They were better than nationwide places that I have tried before. Bonus the best sweet potato pie I have ever had. Amazing price and very nice employee! I will be back.

 

2. Dessert deli - 4.4 Stars

Dessert deli is located at 716 Maple Rd, Buffalo, NY 14221 (I love that they have 716 in their address). They offer apple streusel, chocolate cream, Key lime, Kentucky derby and many other flavors.

Rich Forrest recommends the key lime pie,

Everything they make is tasty. The key lime pie is out of this world.

Colville Outfitters left a Google review saying,

Great Pie and good cakes

3. Mazurek's Bakery - 4.4 Stars
Mazurek's is located at 543 South Park Ave, Buffalo, NY 14204. Its pie options include apple crumb, blueberry, cherry, lemon meringue, banana cream, and more.  It has been operating in Buffalo for almost 90 years!

The Bakery was opened in 1933 by the late Frank and Jeanne Mazurek, who bought the building and changed the bakery name from South Side bakery which was established in 1895. South Park Avenue was then known as Elk Street.

4. BreadHive Bakery & Cafe - 4.7 Stars
Located at 402 Connecticut St, Buffalo, NY 14213, BreadHive offers pies for Thanksgiving. It seems as though they sell their pies regularly at local farmer's markets. Ordering isn't available online just yet, but like them on Facebook for updates.

Andrew Dearing, who ordered a pie from them for Thanksgiving last year said.

Purchased Sticky Buns and Cranberry pie from their Thanksgiving 2020 pre-order menu. While our celebration was light, due to the global pandemic, our bellies were full of the sweet tart of cranberries and the delicious buttery buns that threw everyone into an immediate coma. See you in 2021!

Damon Rose picked up a BreadHive Pie at a farmer's market,

Strawberry crumble pie made by bread hive is 1 of the best pies I've ever eaten. Bought it at the bidwell market.

 

5. Elm Street Bakery - 4.7 Stars
Located at 72 Elm St, East Aurora, NY 14052, Elm is now accepting Thanksgiving pie pre-orders. You can order apple streusel, maple pecan and classic pumpkin pies.

Elm Street Bakery began from a desire to create a community gathering place where neighbors could break bread over fresh, seasonal food sourced from local farmers in a warm and welcoming environment.

6. Sweet and Savory - 4.8 Stars
Sweet and Savory is located at 174 Orchard Park Rd, Buffalo, NY 14224.

Cheryl Klinck, who left a 5-star Google review said,

Best chocolate cream pie I've ever eaten

7. Fairy Cakes Cupcakery and Bakeshop - 4.6 Stars

Fairy is located at 289 Parkside Ave, Buffalo, NY 14214. With a 4.6-star Google rating, you can be confident you're going to get a delicious pie and great service.  It offers pie flavors such as apple, pumpkin, pecan, sweet potato praline, coconut cream and more, so you'll definitely have your choice.

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