What is Thanksgiving without pie? You can spend zero time in the kitchen and still serve an assortment of delicious discs of love at your table.
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Besides the major grocery stores, here are some of our favorite go-to places for pies:
Mehaffie's Pies, 3013 Linden Ave., offers 30 different types of pies. For orders, call 937-253-1163, preferably two days in advance. Pick up your pies Monday through Wednesday before Thanksgiving from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. The bakery will also have plenty of pies (especially pumpkin, apple, pecan and chocolate) available for walk-in purchases as well. Most pies are $8.25 or $8.75. Mehaffie’s also offers several types of New York-style cheesecake, ranging from $9.25-$13.25. Info: http://www.mehaffiespies.com/
Ghostlight Coffee, 1201 Wayne Ave. is taking orders for its popular Ghostlight Thanksgiving Pie ($19), a pumpkin and maple custard with a Graham cracker bottom and Kentucky bourbon pecan top. The coffee shop/bakery also offers Mama Smith’s fantastic apple pie ($15), made with apples from Pfeifer Orchards in Yellow Springs; pumpkin & maple ($15); Kentucky bourbon pecan ($15); bourbon sweet potato ($19 and gluten free), and cranberry apple with pecan crumble ($19 and gluten free).
Plus, there are gluten-free dinner rolls (6 pack for $6), pumpkin snickerdoodles (a dozen vegan and nut free, $8); and Fall Tonic Autumn Blend coffee (12 ounces, $14.25). Pick-up times: Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2:30 – 5:30 p.m., and Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2:30 – 6:30 p.m. Order deadline: Saturday, Nov. 21, noon – in person or go online: www.GhostlightCoffee.com Info: 937-985-2633.
Ashley’s Pastry Shop, 21 Park Ave. in Oakwood, is taking orders for all sorts of pies, including apple, cherry, pumpkin, pecan, lemon meringue, chocolate cream and blueberry. Prices are $10.95-$15.95. The bakery also makes cakes, cookies, cupcakes, cake pops, traditional dinner rolls and its famous butterscotch rolls.
Owner Theresa Hammons told us she sold 780 dozen butterscotch rolls on the day before Thanksgiving last year and shipped another 300 dozen all over the country. “Thanksgiving is about tradition,” Hammons said. “Sharing a meal together with the ones you love.”
A 48- to 72-hour notice is preferred but the shop will always try to fill your order. You can pick up your order as late as the day before Thanksgiving, when the shop is open 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Info: (937) 293-1719 or http://ashleyspastries.com/
Evans Bakery, 700 Troy St., is taking orders for 15 different types of pies, ranging from pumpkin and sweet potato to peanut butter and pecan. They also offer rolls (challah to potato to butter flake), cookies and more. Try to call by Monday, Nov. 21. The last day to pick up your goodies is Wednesday, Nov. 23, between 6 a.m. and 3 p.m. Owner Jennifer Evans also told us she'd have some pies available for walk-ins that week. To order: (937) 228-4151.
Dorothy Lane Market is offering traditional pumpkin, pecan, apple, apple crumb, caramel apple, cherry, peach, strawberry rhubarb and mincemeat, as well as an assortment of cream pies. Most pies are $10.99 to $14.99. It’s best to order 24 hours in advance, if possible, and pickup deadline for Thanksgiving is Wednesday at midnight. The stores will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. Place your order by calling the bakery, either; find your closest location here.
Pearson House Restaurant, 28 N. Miami St. in West Milton, is known for its decadent pies and is taking orders for more than 30 types, including pumpkin, pecan, turtle, chocolate peanut butter silk, cranberry-walnut and strawberry rhubarb. Pies cost $11-$19. Info: (937) 698-6665 or http://www.pearsonhouserestaurant.com/home
Fronana, the banana-based frozen treat business at 27 W. First St., makes gluten-free, dairy-free, no-sugar-added holiday pies. They’re best served chilled. Fronana desserts are also sold at a number of area grocery stores, including Dorothy Lane Market, Dot’s Market, Fresh Thyme, and select Kroger stores. For information, call (937) 985-3761 or go to http://fronanaforlife.com/
Frisch’s will be offering apple, cherry, pecan, chocolate cream, peanut butter, coconut cream, pumpkin and mint, ranging between $9.99 and $16.75. They will also have cheesecake ($24.99) and Oreo ($27.99) pies. Call a couple days in advance to the store location where you wish to pick up your pie by Thanksgiving Day. Store locations: http://www.frischs.com/map/StoreLocator.aspx
Perkins Restaurant & Bakery offers 10 different whole pies to go, including pumpkin, cherry, caramel apple and coconut cream. They cost $11.99-$13.99. Call a few days ahead. Perkins will be open for Thanksgiving. To find a location, go to http://www.perkinsrestaurants.com/locations/
Corner Kitchen, 613 E. 5th St., Dayton, offers apple ($22), pumpkin ($20) and pecan ($24) pies. Housemade whipped cream is $4 for a pint and $8 for a quart. Other Thanksgiving goodies include mashed potatoes, sweet potato souffle, Brussel hash, green beans, stuffing, cranberry sauce, gravy and cranberry orange bread. Place orders by 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, and pick up between noon and 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23. To place an order, contact Shelby at firstname.lastname@example.org. Info: 937-719-0999 or http://www.afinerdiner.com/#about
Bob Evans is offering French silk, coconut cream, pecan, pumpkin, pumpkin supreme, pecan and double crust apple pies. The cost ranges between $10.99 and $12.49, although prices could vary. Order a couple days ahead of time online at https://www.bobevans.com/ or call. For locations, go to https://www.bobevans.com/our-restaurants/locations. The restaurant will be open on Thanksgiving Day.
Whole Foods Dayton, 1050 Miami-Centerville Road, is taking orders for Pumpkin Pie as well as Fresh Fruit Tart and Strawberry Cream Cake. Prices start at $15. To order, call (937) 999-6880 or go online (order by Nov. 22 and get $10 off your next in-store purchase). Info: https://www.wholefoodsmarket.com