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Justice of the Pies has some of the city’s best.
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Where to Find Sweet Pies in Chicago

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Justice of the Pies has some of the city’s best.
| Barry Brecheisen/Eater Chicago

Even though Chicago has plenty of pie available all year long, fall is peak season. The city’s bakeries and restaurants have something special to offer where it’s whole or by the slice. Fancy a cream pie? Or one made with seasonal fruit? Maybe a very traditional slice of apple, just like the one your imaginary grandma used to make? Or perhaps an experiment with different flavor combinations? Whatever the craving, bakers in Chicago know how to satisfy. Here’s a list of the best sweet pie makers in the city who roll and fill crust throughout the year.

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1. Beard & Belly

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6157 N Broadway
Chicago, IL 60660
(773) 754-7429
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Milwaukee import Honeypie operates out of Beard & Belly in Edgewater with a rotating daily assortment of hand pies and slices of cream and fruit pies, and full pies are available with 48 hours notice. The Key lime and coffee cream are both outstanding.

2. First Slice Pie Cafe

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5357 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 275-4297
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Though the chocolate peanut butter has many local fans, Food & Wine hailed First Slice’s apple pie as one of the best in the country. The cafe also has a charity component, so eating all that pie supports a good cause. There are locations in Andersonville and Ravenswood Manor.

3. Defloured

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1477 W Balmoral Ave
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 234-5733
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Eaters with certain dietary restrictions shouldn’t be prevented from enjoying pie. Defloured caters to people with celiac disease by making all of its products gluten-free. The pies, which must be ordered a week ahead of time, are available with fillings such as apple, cranberry, and pumpkin.

4. Baker Miller

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4655 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
(773) 654-3610
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After splitting from Bang Bang Pie in 2014, Dave and Megan Miller founded their own bakery, Baker Miller. Their blueberry pie, when available, is a must-have. Pies are available daily by the slice; for whole pies, order in advance through the website.

5. Au Levain Chicago

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4518 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60625

Angel Chavez, the pastry chef at Bistro Campagne in Lincoln Square, uses his employer’s kitchen to bake pastries and pies for his own biweekly pop-up. Key lime, banana cream, and chocolate cream with an Oreo crust, all topped with glorious freshly made whipped cream, are the stalwarts, but check the weekly menu for seasonal specials.

6. Blue Sky Bakery & Cafe

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3720 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 880-9910
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Over in North Center, this socially-conscious non-profit provides employment for homeless and at-risk youth and then helps them find permanent jobs. Choose from a selection of quiches, flavored with herbs grown in Blue Sky’s own garden, or sweet pies, including dark chocolate pecan.

7. Empanada Mama & The Pie Man

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2933 N Broadway
Chicago, IL 60657
(312) 856-5530
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The sweet pies at this Lakeview bake shop come whole or by the slice and in a variety of unexpected flavors: chocolate pecan and coconut, cherries jubilee, and pineapple and mango.

8. Sweet Mandy B's

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1208 W Webster Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 244-1174
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This cute Lincoln Park shop dabbles in just about every sweet treat imaginable, pies included. Whole nine-inch pies are available for pre-order with fillings such as banana cream, apple cherry, and lemon meringue.

9. Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits

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2051 N California Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 276-8888
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No matter which Bang Bang location you happen to be visiting, either Logan Square or Ravenswood, be sure to grab the honey pie with lavender sea salt if it’s available. Otherwise, go for one of the classics inside a graham cracker crust, the best in town. Bang Bang also serves “Frankenpies” made up of up to three different flavors for those who can’t make up their minds.

10. Kasama

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1001 N Winchester Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 697-3790
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Kasama is ostensibly a Filipino restaurant, but don’t sleep on pastry chef Genie Kwon’s creations, especially her elegant pies and tarts, which come in flavors like lemon pecan and chocolate crémeux with oats and chocolate pearls. Whole pies are available for preorder via Tock.

11. Spinning J

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1000 N California Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
(872) 829-2793
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With its antique soda fountain imported from Milwaukee to Humboldt Park, Spinning J capitalizes on nostalgia, and visitors may feel like they've stepped through a time warp — except that the bakers like to experiment with unusual flavor combinations, like gin and tonic and Key lime hibiscus.

12. Hoosier Mama Pie Co.

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1618 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
(312) 243-4846
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The flaky and buttery crust is the star of the show at one of Chicago’s finest pie makers. The selection changes daily at all three locations — West Town, Evanston, and Lincoln Square — so there’s always something new to try. But the one constant, the classic apple, may be the best apple pie in the city.

13. Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab

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60 E Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 379-5637
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Most diners visit Joe’s for the stellar selection of steaks and stone crab claws, but they shouldn’t overlook the Key lime pie. It’s highly recommended that each meal end with a slice of this house specialty, which features a sweet and tart filling over a graham cracker crust, topped with a scoop of whipped cream. But for those who don’t like Key lime, Joe’s offers a full menu of other pie choices.

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14. Spilt Milk

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103 S Oak Park Ave
Oak Park, IL 60302
(708) 613-4403
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Sisters Meg and Molly Svec built a following at local farmers markets before setting up shop in Oak Park a few years ago. The pair focus on making pies with local, seasonal ingredients and customers are treated to slices such as guava cream, chocolate chess, and horchata custard.

15. sugargoat

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820 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 667-0108
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Stephanie Izard’s West Loop bakery offers playful variations on classic pie themes. The pecan pie has notes of soy sauce and sake; the apple is blended with caramel, cheese, and chili; and the chocolate comes with a crown of fried potatoes to recreate the flavor of dipping fries into a chocolate milkshake.

16. Justice of the Pies

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Justice of the Pies is a one-woman operation run by Maya-Camille Broussard, a food entrepreneur with a social mission. Her company — established to honor her late father, criminal defense attorney Stephen J. Broussard — partners with local organizations that provide help for people in need. Broussard is in the process of opening her own shop, but until then, Chicagoans can find whole pies and slices at cafes all over town or order them to be shipped anywhere in the country. Unusual flavors include bleu cheese praline pear, chocolate bacon bourbon pecan, sweet basil Key lime, and blueberry banana pudding. Broussard also recently appeared on the Netflix show Bake Squad.

17. Classic Cobbler

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Despite its name, this virtual bakery also makes and sells pies, for those who prefer their pastry with the filling enclosed. Place your order online, and they’ll deliver anywhere within 25 miles of downtown Chicago. Choices include apple, pecan, sweet potato, and brownie walnut.

18. Give Me Some Sugah

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2234 E 71st St
Chicago, IL 60649
(773) 363-9330
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Located in South Shore, this cozy bakery and café offers terrific versions of pecan and Key lime pies crafted by owner Lenore Lindsey.

19. Brown Sugar Bakery

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324 E 75th St
Chicago, IL 60619
(773) 224-6262
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This Greater Grand Crossing bakery specializes in sweet potato pies. Its “laser pie” features sweet potato squares dressed with chocolate, caramel, and nuts. The caramel is important: in 2015, burglars broke in and stole nearly 50 caramel-covered treats. Yes, it's that good.

20. Imani's Original Bean Pies & Fine Foods, Inc.

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743 W 79th St
Chicago, IL 60620
(773) 716-7007
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The bean pie is a Chicago original, developed by members of the Nation of Islam to insure a long life. It’s traditionally made with pulverized navy beans, mixed with butter, sugar, eggs, evaporated milk, and spices, and baked in a whole wheat crust, though vegan varieties are now also available; its flavor profile is not unlike sweet potato pie. Imani’s Original has been selling bean pies around the city since 2005, and they’re also available for delivery.

1. Beard & Belly

6157 N Broadway, Chicago, IL 60660

Milwaukee import Honeypie operates out of Beard & Belly in Edgewater with a rotating daily assortment of hand pies and slices of cream and fruit pies, and full pies are available with 48 hours notice. The Key lime and coffee cream are both outstanding.

6157 N Broadway
Chicago, IL 60660

2. First Slice Pie Cafe

5357 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60640

Though the chocolate peanut butter has many local fans, Food & Wine hailed First Slice’s apple pie as one of the best in the country. The cafe also has a charity component, so eating all that pie supports a good cause. There are locations in Andersonville and Ravenswood Manor.

5357 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL 60640

3. Defloured

1477 W Balmoral Ave, Chicago, IL 60640

Eaters with certain dietary restrictions shouldn’t be prevented from enjoying pie. Defloured caters to people with celiac disease by making all of its products gluten-free. The pies, which must be ordered a week ahead of time, are available with fillings such as apple, cranberry, and pumpkin.

1477 W Balmoral Ave
Chicago, IL 60640

4. Baker Miller

4655 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625

After splitting from Bang Bang Pie in 2014, Dave and Megan Miller founded their own bakery, Baker Miller. Their blueberry pie, when available, is a must-have. Pies are available daily by the slice; for whole pies, order in advance through the website.

4655 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60625

5. Au Levain Chicago

4518 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625

Angel Chavez, the pastry chef at Bistro Campagne in Lincoln Square, uses his employer’s kitchen to bake pastries and pies for his own biweekly pop-up. Key lime, banana cream, and chocolate cream with an Oreo crust, all topped with glorious freshly made whipped cream, are the stalwarts, but check the weekly menu for seasonal specials.

4518 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60625

6. Blue Sky Bakery & Cafe

3720 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60613

Over in North Center, this socially-conscious non-profit provides employment for homeless and at-risk youth and then helps them find permanent jobs. Choose from a selection of quiches, flavored with herbs grown in Blue Sky’s own garden, or sweet pies, including dark chocolate pecan.

3720 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60613

7. Empanada Mama & The Pie Man

2933 N Broadway, Chicago, IL 60657

The sweet pies at this Lakeview bake shop come whole or by the slice and in a variety of unexpected flavors: chocolate pecan and coconut, cherries jubilee, and pineapple and mango.

2933 N Broadway
Chicago, IL 60657

8. Sweet Mandy B's

1208 W Webster Ave, Chicago, IL 60614

This cute Lincoln Park shop dabbles in just about every sweet treat imaginable, pies included. Whole nine-inch pies are available for pre-order with fillings such as banana cream, apple cherry, and lemon meringue.

1208 W Webster Ave
Chicago, IL 60614

9. Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits

2051 N California Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

No matter which Bang Bang location you happen to be visiting, either Logan Square or Ravenswood, be sure to grab the honey pie with lavender sea salt if it’s available. Otherwise, go for one of the classics inside a graham cracker crust, the best in town. Bang Bang also serves “Frankenpies” made up of up to three different flavors for those who can’t make up their minds.

2051 N California Ave
Chicago, IL 60647

10. Kasama

1001 N Winchester Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

Kasama is ostensibly a Filipino restaurant, but don’t sleep on pastry chef Genie Kwon’s creations, especially her elegant pies and tarts, which come in flavors like lemon pecan and chocolate crémeux with oats and chocolate pearls. Whole pies are available for preorder via Tock.

1001 N Winchester Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

11. Spinning J

1000 N California Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

With its antique soda fountain imported from Milwaukee to Humboldt Park, Spinning J capitalizes on nostalgia, and visitors may feel like they've stepped through a time warp — except that the bakers like to experiment with unusual flavor combinations, like gin and tonic and Key lime hibiscus.

1000 N California Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

12. Hoosier Mama Pie Co.

1618 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

The flaky and buttery crust is the star of the show at one of Chicago’s finest pie makers. The selection changes daily at all three locations — West Town, Evanston, and Lincoln Square — so there’s always something new to try. But the one constant, the classic apple, may be the best apple pie in the city.

1618 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

13. Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab

60 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

Most diners visit Joe’s for the stellar selection of steaks and stone crab claws, but they shouldn’t overlook the Key lime pie. It’s highly recommended that each meal end with a slice of this house specialty, which features a sweet and tart filling over a graham cracker crust, topped with a scoop of whipped cream. But for those who don’t like Key lime, Joe’s offers a full menu of other pie choices.

60 E Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60611

14. Spilt Milk

103 S Oak Park Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302

Sisters Meg and Molly Svec built a following at local farmers markets before setting up shop in Oak Park a few years ago. The pair focus on making pies with local, seasonal ingredients and customers are treated to slices such as guava cream, chocolate chess, and horchata custard.

103 S Oak Park Ave
Oak Park, IL 60302

15. sugargoat

820 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607

Stephanie Izard’s West Loop bakery offers playful variations on classic pie themes. The pecan pie has notes of soy sauce and sake; the apple is blended with caramel, cheese, and chili; and the chocolate comes with a crown of fried potatoes to recreate the flavor of dipping fries into a chocolate milkshake.

820 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60607

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16. Justice of the Pies

Chicago, IL

Justice of the Pies is a one-woman operation run by Maya-Camille Broussard, a food entrepreneur with a social mission. Her company — established to honor her late father, criminal defense attorney Stephen J. Broussard — partners with local organizations that provide help for people in need. Broussard is in the process of opening her own shop, but until then, Chicagoans can find whole pies and slices at cafes all over town or order them to be shipped anywhere in the country. Unusual flavors include bleu cheese praline pear, chocolate bacon bourbon pecan, sweet basil Key lime, and blueberry banana pudding. Broussard also recently appeared on the Netflix show Bake Squad.

17. Classic Cobbler

Chicago, IL

Despite its name, this virtual bakery also makes and sells pies, for those who prefer their pastry with the filling enclosed. Place your order online, and they’ll deliver anywhere within 25 miles of downtown Chicago. Choices include apple, pecan, sweet potato, and brownie walnut.

18. Give Me Some Sugah

2234 E 71st St, Chicago, IL 60649

Located in South Shore, this cozy bakery and café offers terrific versions of pecan and Key lime pies crafted by owner Lenore Lindsey.

2234 E 71st St
Chicago, IL 60649

19. Brown Sugar Bakery

324 E 75th St, Chicago, IL 60619

This Greater Grand Crossing bakery specializes in sweet potato pies. Its “laser pie” features sweet potato squares dressed with chocolate, caramel, and nuts. The caramel is important: in 2015, burglars broke in and stole nearly 50 caramel-covered treats. Yes, it's that good.

324 E 75th St
Chicago, IL 60619

20. Imani's Original Bean Pies & Fine Foods, Inc.

743 W 79th St, Chicago, IL 60620

The bean pie is a Chicago original, developed by members of the Nation of Islam to insure a long life. It’s traditionally made with pulverized navy beans, mixed with butter, sugar, eggs, evaporated milk, and spices, and baked in a whole wheat crust, though vegan varieties are now also available; its flavor profile is not unlike sweet potato pie. Imani’s Original has been selling bean pies around the city since 2005, and they’re also available for delivery.

743 W 79th St
Chicago, IL 60620

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