November 4, 2009

Where to get a Thanksgiving pie in the Flagstaff area

Pie and turkey are a must at every Thanksgiving feast. The following places in Flagstaff and Williams are good options and take pre-orders for top notch pies. Most also serve up pie by the slice any other day of business. Yum!

Pine Country Restaurant
107 N Grand Canyon Blvd, Williams
This is “the big mama” of the pie world in northern Arizona. They have 30 different pies available for your devouring every day! The Pine Country pies are so delish and served with a generous slice filling up the plate. You will want to go back for another slice at your next meal, even for breakfast. The options abound and they’ll fax you over a complete list if you give them a ring. That way you can have your choices narrowed down before you get there because once you gaze into that refrigerated pie case, you’re going to be tempted to get several. Pies are sold by the slice or whole and they only need a few days notice most of the time but for Thanksgiving it’s best to get orders in earlier. Pies range from traditional flavors like apple, pumpkin and Double Chocolate (see photo) to more exotic delights like Double Butterscotch, Banana Chocolate Peanut Butter and Hawaiian Delight. Let’s just say it’s a good thing there’s about 30 miles in between Flagstaff and Pine Country for your waistline.

Galaxy Diner
931 W Route 66
A classic diner of course serves up this staple – by the slice or the whole. Among the options: cherry, apple, coconut, lemon meringue, and pumpkin. Order by November 19 for Thanksgiving.

Miz Zips
2924 E Route 66
Monday is pie day at Miz Zips! There’s lots of choices from chocolate, coconut, pumpkin, rhubarb, peach, cherry, blackberry, blueberry and more. Other days of the week they have pies too but just not as many options to choose from as on Mondays. Order two weeks in advance for Thanksgiving.

14 S Beaver
Pies are back with the fall weather at Macys. They generally will whip one up every few days, but you could get lucky and it could be more often depending on who is in the kitchen. Flavors include pumpkin, apple blackberry and others. You can special order pies for Thanksgiving or any other day.

Village Baker
1237 S. Plaza Way, University Plaza Shopping Center (This is their new retail location)
Village Baker usually has pies in its new retail location on Fridays and Saturdays, sometimes by the slice, sometimes by the whole. You can always special order a pie. And they can do just about anything you can think of. For Thanksgiving be sure to get your order in early.

2028 N Fourth St
Normally a bakery reserved just for cheesecakes and the like, Caked makes special mini-pies about 4.5” big (or small) starting the week before Thanksgiving. They make pumpkin, pecan, apple and cherry. You can preorder anytime. They just need 24 hours notice on the orders and are closed Sundays and Mondays.


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