There’s no other dessert synonymous with the Thanksgiving holiday than pie. It’s quintessential. I don’t know about you, but I wait for that after-dinner-pie just as much as I wait for that during-dinner-turkey. I live for that cozy moment of relaxing on the couch with my family post-Thanksgiving dinner, coffee in one hand, and a slice of delicious pie in the other.
It doesn’t matter if that pie was homemade or store-bought. Although my personal philosophy is that there’s already enough to do for that super busy Thanksgiving meal prep, so leave the pie to the professionals. They’re happy to do it, and quite frankly, it’ll probably be more delicious since this is their job.
This opinion comes from years of experience trying to perfect a homemade pie crust. Besides the mess, sometimes it works out and sometimes it doesn’t. Nope, for Thanksgiving—the pie holiday—I’d much prefer to run out to a local bakery and purchase a perfect pie that I know my family will love.
No matter your favorite pie flavor, if you’re wondering where to find Thanksgiving pies in + around Detroit, here are 12 businesses offering delicious pies for Thanksgiving guaranteed to make you come back for second helpings!
Where to find Thanksgiving pies in + around Detroit:
Achatz Handmade Pies | Multiple Locations
A Michigan bakery favorite for many years! With multiple locations and sold at multiple retailers now, it’s easy to locate these delicious handmade pies. They offer classic as well as modern twists on classic pies, and make pretty much any kind of pie you can imagine. They do pickup orders and will ship online. For Thanksgiving orders, each location has a different pickup day, so be sure to check ahead of time!
Cold Truth Soft Serve | Detroit
We’ve all heard of ice-cream cake, but have you ever heard of ice-cream pie? How about one offering the seasonal flavors of Thanksgiving? For a limited time for the Thanksgiving holiday, Cold Truth Soft Serve is offering a pumpkin ice cream pie coated in candied pecans and a caramel drizzle in a graham cracker crust! The most up-to-date menu information and Thanksgiving offerings can be found on their Instagram page.
For the Love of Sugar | Detroit
My family loves pretty much everything that For the Love of Sugar serves, and their pies are no exception! A modernly whimsical bakery serving both classic and fun flavors, they require pre-orders on Thanksgiving pies and desserts. Pre-orders are available for pick-up during Thanksgiving week.
But they offer more than just classic Thanksgiving pies. They have some whimsical treats in the form of the classics done up—such as sugar cookies shaped like classic blueberry and pumpkin pie, and a twist on apple pie with their apple streusel cheesecake.
Grand Traverse Pie Company | Plymouth
While we no longer have to drive all the way to the Grand Traverse Bay for these delicious pies–as they now have locations in metro Detroit–you can be sure their delicious pie recipes are made just as good as when they first opened in 1996. In fact, their sweet motto is “homegrown in Michigan, handmade in Plymouth” as one unique feature of this bakery is their apple pies are made with apples grown in Michigan! Their apple, pumpkin, and pecan varieties are fall favorites. They encourage pre-orders and can ship to your home as well.
Great Lakes Pot Pies | Clawson
Featured on many local news outlets for their delicious savory pies, they offer pot pies in tons of different flavors—chicken, beef, vegan, vegetarian, and even Thanksgiving in either a pot pie or hand pie form. They also offer Gluten-Free pies as well as vegan options! Their desserts include cookies, pie chips, and classic fall pie flavors such as apple and chocolate pecan.
Kate’s Kitchen | Flat Rock
A family-owned restaurant, they specialize in homemade fruit, cream, and dessert pies, and biscuits. An interesting option here is that you can purchase your pie well in advance of Thanksgiving (which they suggest you do) and thaw when you need it. This makes for great meal-prep and planning, and they especially suggest purchasing the Pumpkin Pie in advance, as they do anticipate it selling out quickly!
They’re currently taking orders for fruit and pumpkin pie, and are first-come first-serve.
Lush Yummies | Detroit
Using recipes and techniques she learned from her grandad when they would bake pies together during her childhood, Jennifer, the owner of Lush Yummies, is happy to share all of her family childhood memories and love through her pies with all of her customers.
Her most famous pie is the lemon butter pie, but she also serves seasonal favorites such as her salted caramel butter pie. Though her first stand-alone shop will be opening this December—just in time for the Christmas holidays—she’ll be holding a pop-up shop in Detroit on November 18th.
Pre-orders for pies are requested and highly recommended. Menu can be found on their website.
Miller’s Orchard Market | Sterling Heights
Baked fresh daily, they have TONS of pie options to choose from! Everything from classic pumpkin, apple, and sweet potato, to rhubarb, mincemeat, and key lime. They also have lots of sugar free options, and a sheet pie (sheet pan size) option available as well! They require 24 hours advance notice for all pie orders. Personally, for my large family, I’m looking at their half sheet pan size!
Shirley Ann Sweets | Detroit
Located inside of a food truck in Detroit known for its home and southern cooking, Shirley Ann Sweets is known for its delicious Southern decadent desserts. They are serving up southern pie favorites such as southern, chocolate, and lemon chess pies, as well as holiday pie classics for a limited time such as their famous pecan pie and signature cheesecake. Other dessert offerings include Tennessee fudge, banana pudding, peach cobbler, and more! They do recommend pre-ordering.
Sister Pie | Detroit
Offering modern flavors on classic Thanksgiving pies such as Apple Butter Custard and Spiced Chocolate Pecan, Sister Pie does highly encourage pre-orders to guarantee a pie. In fact, their pre-orders for 2023 on Thanksgiving pies are already filled. However, they offer tons of other flavored pies, as well as specialty Thanksgiving cookies.
So Delish | Livonia
Offering tons of pie options, including sheet pies perfect for large family gatherings! They have many seasonal as well as classic flavors, and are always cooking up new flavors as showcased on their Instagram page.
Sweet Potato Sensations | Detroit
The cutest Thanksgiving dinner story—this family-owned bakery came to fruition in 1976 after the owner created sweet potato cookies for her husband following a compromise between the couple when he wanted candied yams on their Thanksgiving table and she didn’t care for them. Today they serve tons of sweet potato dessert options—including multiple unique variations on the classic Sweet Potato Pie—such as the sweet potato cookie, which is guaranteed to satisfy any sweet potato lover like the original owners. The one speaking to me personally is the Sweet Potato Coconut Pie!