16 Whole Pies That’ll Steal a Piece of Your Heart

You'll love them to the core.

Last modified on November 14th, 2018 at 11:15 am

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With the temperatures dropping in Tucson, it’s time for cozy treats — namely, pie.

The secret to a truly good pie is making it from scratch. If you’re pressed for time, however, or merely want to try all the delicious baked options around town, then you’ve come to the right place.

From bakeries and cafes to diners and restaurants, you will have a myriad of options — there are memorable traditional flavors and exotic combinations, too.

Feast on these delicious reasons to celebrate pie season.

Back Dough

6260 E. Speedway Blvd. Ste. 100

The pie varieties at Back Dough are endless. If you haven’t heard of them, they are the ‘purely pie’ section of Beyond Bread — same owners, and one of the same locations.

Open the door to find a beautiful glassed selection of mini pies. There are specialty pies, cream pies, fruit pies, and basically any flavor of pie you could possibly crave.

For more information, visit beyondbread.com/backdough.

Pie Bird Bakery and Cafe

177 N. Church Ave.

Raspberry lemon pie, oh my! Brunch with us, 8am to 2pm, Saturday's & Sunday's.

Posted by Pie Bird Bakery and Cafe on Saturday, March 12, 2016

Funky music and checkerboard floors are your introduction to Pie Bird right in the midst of downtown. Rolling pins hang from the ceiling above their case full of mini Pecan, Apple, Peach, and Triple-berry pies.

Whole pies are available for pre-order only unless there’s a whole pie in the case which is up for grabs.

For more information, visit piebirdbakeryandcafe.com.

Mad Batter Bakery

Online order only.

Chelle of Mad Batter Bakery is a conceptually creative baker whose pies bring people back to try them again. Order from flavors such as Apple, Cherry, Pumpkin, Key Lime, Pecan, and Oreo Cream.

You can also find her pies served at Garrett’s Family Steakhouse.

For more information or to place an order, call (520) 396-8200 or visit madbatterbakerytucson.com.

Nadines Bakery

4553 E. Broadway Blvd.

Nadines is a kosher bakery that specializes in wedding cakes and an assortment of tasty pies. Choose from classics like Apple Crumb Pie as well as the bold but light Pumpkin Chiffon Pie.

When your sweet tooth kicks in, give them a visit.

For more information or to place an order call (520) 326-0735 or keep up with Nadines Bakery on Facebook.

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Village Bakehouse

7882 N. Oracle Rd.

Old-fashioned pies are baked here from scratch daily. You’ll see the large pies greeting you on the counter when you walk in. Flavors include Banana Cream, Pumpkin Praline Cheese, and Chocolate Cream. The crusts are perfectly flaky and buttery.

Keep up with Village Bakehouse on Facebook.

Bread & Butter Cafe

4231 E. 22nd St. • 9431 E. 22nd St.

Using fresh ingredients, Bread & Butter Cafe makes their pies from scratch. They serve around 15 flavors of pie slices each day but take orders for whole pies in advance.

Give them a call 24-hours in advance to reserve your pie. Choose from a long list, which includes locally inspired Prickly Pear Meringue and customer-favorite Cookie Dough.

For more information, visit breadandbuttercafetucson.com.

La Baguette Bakery

1797 E. Prince Rd.

Posted by La Baguette Bakery on Saturday, December 16, 2017

Find standard pie flavors like Apple, Peach, Blueberry, Cherry, Strawberry, Pecan, and Pumpkin at this local French bakery. Their pies have a great consistency and texture.

Open in Tucson since 1987, they continue to dole out pies for all seasons.

Keep up with La Baguette Bakery on Facebook.

The B-Line

621 N. Fourth Ave.

We're big fans of holidays that encourage pie eating, and National Pi Day is one dear to our hearts ? We will be celebrating with a case full of your B-Line favorites.

Posted by The B Line on Wednesday, March 14, 2018

B-Line is cozy and bright, with a pastry chef who knows what she’s doing. Order whole pies by calling ahead.

They have a good selection including Black Bottom Banana Cream Pie that has a chocolate crust and a popular Coconut Cream Pie with a luscious filling.

For more information, visit thebline.xyz or call 520-882-7575 to reserve your pie.

Greenheart Bakery

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Posted by Green Heart Bakery on Saturday, June 16, 2018

Greenheart Bakery’s Alaine is passionate about her desserts. She makes all of her baked goods with organic whole-grain flour, including the Tofu-pumpkin Pie, Pecan Tart, and Strawberry-rhubarb Pie.

Find her on Sundays at the Rillito Park Farmer’s Market or pre-order a whole pie.

For more information and to keep up-to-date with locations, visit greenheartbakery.com.

Kneaders Bakery & Cafe

135 S. Wilmot Rd. • 9660 N. Oracle Rd.

Posted by Kneaders Bakery and Cafe on Thursday, November 1, 2018

Kneaders is an affordable bakery with high-quality desserts. Try the Triple Chocolate Cream Pie, Nana’s Pumpkin, Coconut Cream, Raspberry Cream Cheese, Pecan, or Key Lime Pie.

Pre-order any flavor that fits your fancy online.

For more information, visit kneaders.com.

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Welcome Diner

902 E. Broadway Blvd.

Karen’s strawberry rhubarb pie has been quite the hit, hope y’all have had a chance to try this perfect summer pie!…

Posted by Welcome Diner Tucson on Friday, June 29, 2018

Pies and desserts are baked in house at this farm-to-table diner. The Coconut Cream Pie is the house favorite. Their Strawberry-rhubarb hits that balance of sweet and tart that always leaves you wanting more.

For more information, visit welcomediner.net.

Epic Cafe

745 N. Fourth Ave.

get some, go again!

Posted by Epic Cafe on Friday, December 15, 2017

Epic Cafe has a lively atmosphere filled with artwork and coffee mugs. The Chocolate Cream Pie has an indulgent chocolatey flavor and a flaky crust.

They sell slices at the counter and whole pies if you pre-order. If you don’t see the flavor you want from their list, let them know and they’ll custom make you one.

For more information, visit epiccafe.com.

Gus Balons Restaurant

6027 E. 22nd St.

Whether you want a Butterscotch Pie or a Raspberry Pie, they’re homemade daily at this neighborhood diner. Other fruit flavors include Apple, Blueberry, Cherry, Rhubarb, Peach, and Apple-cranberry.

Their cream pies are well balanced — sweet with a delicious crust that melts in your mouth. You also have the option to order a Pecan or Pumpkin Pie for the season.

If you can’t find a pie you want from their extensive list, you can have one custom-made.

Keep up with Gus Balons Restaurant on Facebook

Cup Cafe

311 E. Congress St.

Popular pie flavors include Banana Cream Pie, Key Lime Pie, Coconut Cream Pie, and Blackberry Pie. Give the Lemon Meringue Pie a try. It has a buttery crust, tart filling, and a perfect consistency.

For more information, visit hotelcongress.com/food.

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Robert’s Restaurant

3301 E. Grant Rd.

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If you’ve never tried Rhubarb Pie, this is a place to do it. They’ve also got fruit pies such as Peach, Strawberry, and Blueberry. Cream flavors include Coconut and Lemon.

This is also the place where you can try pie with breakfast — no judgment.

For more information, visit robertstucson.com.

Chelsey Wade has traveled to 22 countries in search of the perfect fish & chips. She spends her time hiking the trails of Tucson and taking care of her five-pound Chihuahua.
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