Thanksgiving is days away and there’s so much to plan for – even if you’re not the host, there’s always something to be done and someone to be fed. Perhaps one of the most delicious parts of Thanksgiving is dessert after you’ve eaten all of the savory treats. If you’re in a pinch and don’t have the time or magic touch to bake your own Thanksgiving pie, check out one of these great options at local pie shops around the Bay.
Order those Thanksgiving pies from Mike’s! Local to Tampa, Mike’s first opened in a small retail store in the Bay Area in ’92. According to their site, if you ask Mike’s mom, the legacy began years prior with his grandmother who passed on the traditions for years to come. Ever since Mike’s opened, his mission is to not only bring delicious pies but top-quality pies through consistency and heart. Pies include Brownie, Buttermilk, Chocolate Mousse, Coconut Cream, Key Lime, Mango Lime, Mississippi Mud Pie, Orange Blossom, and more. Mike also sells cakes and cheesecakes as well as gluten-free options fruit pies and no sugar fruit pies.
Moreno Bakery is a local staple serving up delicious baked goods for years. The bakery is full of Cuban history starting with Mr. Moreno himself. When he first moved to Tampa in the 90’s he began working at Le Segunda Central Bakery in Ybor until opening up Moreno in 2008. If you want a pie for Thanksgiving, Moreno Bakery is the place! Try an apple pie, blueberry pie, cherry, chocolate chess, chocolate cream, and so much more. Not to mention, his pies are super affordable!
Speaking of Le Segunda, they are another great spot to enjoy a pie or two. This shop was opened decades ago by a man over his love of Cuban bread. Three bakeries were opened including La Segunda around the start of WW1. (Wow!) Now, four generations later the bakery is thriving and is a local hot spot for delicious family favorites. They offer pies by the slice and also allow for custom orders. But, act now before it’s too late!
Obviously Goody Goody is a hub for a delicious burger but did you know they have awesome Thanksgiving pie options too?! In fact, they’re famous pies by Annabelle Johnson and are made every single day in the house and are available until they’re gone – so don’t wait! One slice goes for around $5 and a whole pie goes for about $25. Flavors include Butterscotch, Coconut Cream, Banana Cream, Chocolate Cream, and Apple!
Wright’s is another Tampa classic serving up delicious delicatessen items as well as yummy baked goods. Pop in for a meal or order a Thanksgiving pie! Here you can order by the slice or buy the whole pie/cake. It’s totally up to you. Pies include Coconut Cream, Pecan, and Pumpkin and are local favorites. Take a bite out of history and visit Wright’s the next time you’re looking for something sweet and don’t forget to order your pies as soon as possible before they run out.