I know, I know, that headline is misleading. Why? Because who has just ONE pie for Thanksgiving? How can you decide on just one flavor? Who has that kind of discipline? Definitely not me nor anyone I know.
Thanksgiving is meant for waking up to good smelling things coming from the kitchen, the Macy’s Day Parade on TV, football, wishbones, family, friends, stretchy pants and pie. Lots of pie. The kind that you can eat the following morning for breakfast with abandon as you online Black Friday shop in your bunny slippers.
You could make your own. Sure, you could. You could print off a recipe from the Pioneer Woman or Ina Garten or Giada, go spent $50 on the ingredients, curse halfway through at said chef for making it look so easy on television, and serve it with a side of regret when you realize it would have been a lot easier buying a few beauties for the same price.
So how about you do just that. Support your local Annapolis area business this Thanksgiving holiday, and purchase a pie or three from one of these places below. I took all the work out of it for you. Just do me one favor: save me a piece, will ya?
Flavors: cherry, blueberry, apple, caramel nut apple, pecan, peach, very berry, peach, blackberry, raspberry, coconut custard, strawberry rhubarb, shoofly, pumpkin,
Order By: No special orders. Plenty of pies to purchase during special hours of Tuesday November 25th (9-5) and Wednesday November 26th (8-5)
Location: 2472 Solomons Island Road, Annapolis (Annapolis Harbour Center)
Flavors: pecan, pumpkin, Dutch apple, tollhouse pie (think a deep dish tollhouse cookie), sour cream blueberry, sour cream cherry
Order By: November 23rd
Location: 208 Ridgely Ave., Annapolis
Flavors: apple, apple cranberry, bluesberry (yes, blues), cherry, peach, pumpkin, strawberry rhubarb, sweet potato
Order By: Stop by the Farmers Market by November 23rd or text him: 443-223-2895
Location: For Thanksgiving, pick up can be at his home (text him for address). Normally can be found on Saturday mornings at the Anne Arundel County Farmers Market.
Flavors: Strongly recommend the pumpkin or apple caramel walnut. However, all flavors can be pre-ordered: apple, black bottom, butterfinger, cherry, Dutch apple, mounds, pecan, banana cream, cheesecake, cherry crumb, oreo, blueberry crumb, coconut cream, peach crumb, strawberry rhubarb, chocolate peanut butter
Order By: November 25th
Location: 165 Main Street, Annapolis
Flavors: apple, blueberry, cherry, cherry cheesecake, chocolate meringue, key lime, lemon meringue, mincemeat, peach, pecan, pumpkin, rum pecan, sweet potato
Order By: November 27th. They will close at noon on Thanksgiving.
Location: 5960 Deale Churchton Rd. Deale
Flavors: apple, sweet potato, pumpkin, pecan
Order By: November 25th by noon
Location: 914 Bay Ridge Road, Annapolis
Flavors: pumpkin, apple, apple cranberry, maple bourbon pecan or walnut (all gluten-free!)
Order By: Sunday, November 17th
Location: While she is located in St. Michaels, you can pre-order and pick up your pies at the Annapolis Market House on Monday, November 25th
Flavors: You name it!
Order By: November 26th Diner open until 3 on Thanksgiving
Location: Seven locations in the area. Check the website for the closest one.
Flavors: assorted fruit, chocolate cream, lemon meringue, Boston cream, coconut custard
Order By: Walk in and order
Location: 1709 Transportation Blvd., Crofton