Way beyond pumpkin: Showstopper pies for Thanksgiving
Don't wait too long — some of these come with early preorder deadlines
Let’s face it. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, certain choices need to be made. Whether you’re cooking an intimate family dinner or hosting a massive potluck, every dish requires purposeful thought. This roundup will make one of your decisions easier: special Thanksgiving pies you can pick up around Honolulu. Don’t wait too long — some of these places will stop taking pre-orders this week.
What: Coconut Sweet Potato, Sour Apple, and Manoa Dark Chocolate & Cocoa Nib pies
Where: 3408 Waialae Ave. Suite 104, Kaimuki, breadsbybreadshop.com
Cost: $40 per pie
Details: No more pre-orders available, but Breadshop will have a few pies on Nov. 27 and 28 for walk-in customers. You’ll find some details on Breadshop’s Instagram, like the coconut sweet potato pie’s ingredient list of coconut shortbread, satsumaimo custard, candied calamondin and toasted black kumquat meringue.
What: Pumpkin, Fuji Apple Crumble, Maple Pecan pies
Where: 2752 Woodlawn Dr., Manoa, 988-4310, bakerieshonolulu.com
Details: Call in your orders and pick up during normal business hours (7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.) as well as on Thanksgiving Day from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Hawaiian Pie Company
What: Pumpkin Custard, Hawaiian Passion Pear, Apple, Banana Foster, Blueberry Peach, Caramel Apple, Cherry Crumble, Pear Peach, Pumpkin pies
Where: 508 Waiakamilo Rd., Kalihi, hawaiianpieco.com/collections/thanksgiving-pies
Details: Pre-orders at this popular Kalihi pie shop end today, Nov. 20. Afterward, their pumpkin custard, the pie of the month and other seasonal pies will only be available for walk-ins until Thanksgiving.
Kona Coffee Purveyors
What: Blueberry Fuji Apple Tart, Pumpkin Kouign Amann, Chocolate Pecan Tart, Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese pies
Where: 2330 Kalakaua Ave., Waikiki, konacoffeepurveyors.com
Details: These aren’t pies, but they’re a good option for Thanksgiving dessert: a varied selection of November-only pastries that will be welcome on any dessert table. Order by phone, email firstname.lastname@example.org or in person including on Thanksgiving Day, when the shop will be open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
What: Pumpkin, Pumpkin Crunch, Sweet Potato, Pecan, Macadamia Nut, Apple Crumb, Apple Cranberry Crumb, Vanilla Bean Custard, French Apple Custard with Almonds pies
Where: 979 Robello Lane, Kalihi, sweetrevengehonolulu.com
Details: From “Oahu’s first pie wagon,” a large selection of full-size 9-inch holiday offerings ranging from traditional pumpkin to french apple custard. You can order by email at email@example.com until Nov. 22 and pick up on Nov. 27 at the Blaisdell Farmer’s Market or at Sweet Revenge’s kitchen in Kalihi; or on Nov. 28 in Kalihi.
The Pig and the Lady
What: Li Hing Apple Pie and Pecan Pie
Where: 83 North King St., Chinatown, thepigandthelady.com/thanksgiving
Cost: $28 per pie
Details: Both pies are available for pre-order online through their website. Pickup is at the Chinatown restaurant on Nov. 27 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
What: Dutch Apple Pie
Where: 723 Umi St., Kalihi, http://thetuckshophawaii.com
Details: A 9-inch Dutch Apple Pie from this purveyor of multitudinous meat pies. Order by email only at firstname.lastname@example.org until today, Nov. 20 at 12 noon. You can pick up your pies at the Pacific Gateway Center in Kalihi or opt for a scheduled home delivery for an additional $3 on Nov. 26.