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Where to Order Holiday Pies in Seattle for Thanksgiving

You'll be a holiday hero with a little help from these bakeries

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Yeah, you're a functioning adult (basically) and you can follow a recipe (barely). You've made a pie or two (roughly). But if you're being truly honest with yourself, you're not a baker (sadly). With everything else going on in the kitchen for Thanksgiving prep, one of the two biggest pie holidays of the year, why try to make your own dessert?

This year, leave it to the professionals. Spend your time doing so much more than baking desserts that disappoint. Here's the go-to list for Seattle's must-have baked goods this Thanksgiving, from pecan pie with bourbon and dark chocolate to almond and fig tart, with plenty of pumpkin pie and even upside-down cakes mixed in. Be sure to mind the fast-approaching ordering deadlines for these bakeries — the only thing worse than baking a bad pie is forgetting to order a good one.

(If you want to skip the cooking and the cleanup and dine out instead, check out Eater's guide to restaurants open on Thanksgiving.)

Note: Map points are listed in geographical order and are not ranked by preference. If you have additional suggestions for perfect pie-ordering spots, add them in the comments section for hungry readers to discover.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Coyle's Bakeshop

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Kind Coyle’s Bakeshop will allow you to pick up your order on the actual day. That means the freshest pecan pie with bourbon and dark chocolate, cranberry and cornmeal upside-down cake, Parker House Rolls, and even frozen pie shells and pastry disks for the partial-DIY cook to brighten the occasion. Just make sure to get orders in by Saturday, November 19 — there are some day-of treats available, but they’ll sell out fast.

Grateful Bread Bakery and Cafe

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Consider making Grateful Bread your one-stop carb shop for Thanksgiving festivities. Not only can you order your pies, you can also amp up for dinner with rolls and treat yourself to the best leftover sammie imaginable on some Wedgewood Honey Wheat. All orders must be placed by November 22 at 6 p.m.

Bakery Nouveau

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You can pick up pre-order perfection from Bakery Nouveau until 7 p.m. the day before Thanksgiving. That means glorious apple pie, custardy pumpkin delights, and chocolate pecan pie, already made and available as you drive home Wednesday night toward a much deserved mini-vacation. Just make sure to get your orders in by Sunday, November 20.

Dahlia Bakery

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Who needs apple or pumpkin taking up stomach room when you could save room for Tom Douglas’ Triple Coconut Cream Pie? Indulge in this classic Seattle dessert and start a new family tradition — just make sure to get enough for breakfast the next day or you’ll be sorry. All orders placed before 11 a.m. are available the next day.

Macrina Bakery

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Macrina’s Thanksgiving menu features a little of everything, and can be ordered until November 21 at noon. It’s a perfect option for your seasonal desserts, extending well beyond pie with the likes of cheesecake and upside-down cake. Macrina also has the freshly made breads and savory options to spice up your feast, including baked brie en croute, olive and fig tapenade, and smoked trout spread.

Grand Central Bakery

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Grand Central Bakery is a one-stop shop for all your Thanksgiving baked goods needs. If you need pies of every appropriate turkey-day flavor, frozen versions to bake at home, stuffing, seriously-good seasonal sesame-currant bread, it’s all here. Call your closest store at least 24 hours in advance to place a holiday order.

The London Plane

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Go your own way this Thanksgiving, far away from the traditional pumpkin-flavored everything. Instead, indulge London Plane-style with gâteau basque, spiced apple cake, and almond and fig tart. These beautifully crafted desserts from the restaurant’s autumn catering menu pair perfectly with your traditional turkey dinner and must be ordered at least 48 hours in advance.

A La Mode Pies

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Nothing forces you to reconcile the statements “I love pie" and "I’m terrible at making pie" better than Thanksgiving. So leave it to the professionals at A La Mode Pies — they're busting out over 2,000 pies this year. Give at least 24 hours notice and you can pick up your pie at either location, West Seattle or Phinney Ridge. Or, with a minimum order of five pies, you can even have get a delivery right to your door. And if you don’t know what to do with five pies, reevaluate your life.

Coyle's Bakeshop

Kind Coyle’s Bakeshop will allow you to pick up your order on the actual day. That means the freshest pecan pie with bourbon and dark chocolate, cranberry and cornmeal upside-down cake, Parker House Rolls, and even frozen pie shells and pastry disks for the partial-DIY cook to brighten the occasion. Just make sure to get orders in by Saturday, November 19 — there are some day-of treats available, but they’ll sell out fast.

Grateful Bread Bakery and Cafe

Consider making Grateful Bread your one-stop carb shop for Thanksgiving festivities. Not only can you order your pies, you can also amp up for dinner with rolls and treat yourself to the best leftover sammie imaginable on some Wedgewood Honey Wheat. All orders must be placed by November 22 at 6 p.m.

Bakery Nouveau

You can pick up pre-order perfection from Bakery Nouveau until 7 p.m. the day before Thanksgiving. That means glorious apple pie, custardy pumpkin delights, and chocolate pecan pie, already made and available as you drive home Wednesday night toward a much deserved mini-vacation. Just make sure to get your orders in by Sunday, November 20.

Dahlia Bakery

Who needs apple or pumpkin taking up stomach room when you could save room for Tom Douglas’ Triple Coconut Cream Pie? Indulge in this classic Seattle dessert and start a new family tradition — just make sure to get enough for breakfast the next day or you’ll be sorry. All orders placed before 11 a.m. are available the next day.

Macrina Bakery

Macrina’s Thanksgiving menu features a little of everything, and can be ordered until November 21 at noon. It’s a perfect option for your seasonal desserts, extending well beyond pie with the likes of cheesecake and upside-down cake. Macrina also has the freshly made breads and savory options to spice up your feast, including baked brie en croute, olive and fig tapenade, and smoked trout spread.

Grand Central Bakery

Grand Central Bakery is a one-stop shop for all your Thanksgiving baked goods needs. If you need pies of every appropriate turkey-day flavor, frozen versions to bake at home, stuffing, seriously-good seasonal sesame-currant bread, it’s all here. Call your closest store at least 24 hours in advance to place a holiday order.

The London Plane

Go your own way this Thanksgiving, far away from the traditional pumpkin-flavored everything. Instead, indulge London Plane-style with gâteau basque, spiced apple cake, and almond and fig tart. These beautifully crafted desserts from the restaurant’s autumn catering menu pair perfectly with your traditional turkey dinner and must be ordered at least 48 hours in advance.

A La Mode Pies

Nothing forces you to reconcile the statements “I love pie" and "I’m terrible at making pie" better than Thanksgiving. So leave it to the professionals at A La Mode Pies — they're busting out over 2,000 pies this year. Give at least 24 hours notice and you can pick up your pie at either location, West Seattle or Phinney Ridge. Or, with a minimum order of five pies, you can even have get a delivery right to your door. And if you don’t know what to do with five pies, reevaluate your life.

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