When planning any large scale operation, it’s important to know when to delegate. Which is why, as you start planning your Thanksgiving dinner, we suggest you leave dessert to the professionals. So read on for our taste-tested and verified Bergen County Pie Roundup: Best Pies in New Jersey with everything you need to know about where to go, what to serve and most importantly, deadlines for orders. Happy Eating!
Formerly a storefront in Glen Rock, Sweet Love & Cake bakeshop, previous winner of our Bergen Mama Cake Off, now makes its home inside Morano’s. Different location, same off the hook flavors and quality you’ve come to expect. Try the apple crumb or pecan if you’re going for tradition on Thanksgiving, or mix it up with sublime s’mores, key lime pie, decadent chocolate cake and more. Order deadline is November 18th. 1 East Main Street, Ramsey. 201.825.8020
Listen, what’s not to like about a place that combines pecan pie on the bottom and pumpkin pie on top with candied pecans and pepitas topped with spiced whipped cream? And if that’s not enough for you, try the Bulleit bourbon pie. Or the salted caramel apple crumb. Then, for something extra special order a torched marshmallow topper for one (or all!) of them. Order deadline is November 19th. Call 201.460.0073 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to place your order and arrange a pick up time. 10 Franklin Place, Rutherford.
In addition to organic versions of your favorite apple or pumpkin pie, which are all made on the premises and served warm on Thanksgiving Day, Organica offers a limited supply of their crowd favorite pumpkin cheesecake and a harvest cake with cranberries, apples and walnuts. Sound like just the right finish for your wholesome, hearty meal? Order soon before they don’t run out! Order deadline is 3:00 pm on November 18th. Pick up is Wednesday, November 22nd between noon and 4:00 pm, no exceptions. Contact the Gourmet Department at 201.767.8182. 246 Livingston Street, Northvale.
At Mr. Tod’s Southern-style comfort bakery, the pecan pie can be ordered with or without chocolate (as if that’s even a question). Add in a pumpkin or sweet potato pie for a traditional end to your meal or go rogue with peach cobbler or buttermilk coconut pie. Mini pies are also available for those who don’t want to share. Online order deadline November 19th. 15 West Hudson Ave, Englewood. 888.949.2253
What’s better than having someone else make your Thanksgiving desserts? Try having them make your parade-watching breakfast, too. Order your traditional favorites or add a little something new with coconut cream, blueberry or cherry pies. While you’re at it, grab a few quiches from their abundant selection and throw in some muffins and scones for an easy breakfast that will allow you to tell the kids to make room on the sofa, this year you’re going to get to watch Santa’s arrival at Macy’s too! Order deadline November 15th. Please call 201-746-6251 to place your pre-paid order. 133 Kinderkamack Road, Park Ridge.
It’s a little known fact that the first Thanksgiving featured chocolate cream pie. Okay, that’s not true but that doesn’t mean your dinner can’t have one. Add it to the list along with five, count them five, varieties of apple pie and all your other favorites. Pies also come in two sizes, 8” or 10”. Order deadline is November 17th. Print order form from the website and bring it in to the bakery to order. 378 Market Street, Elmwood Park 201.797.2470
Thanksgiving isn’t Thanksgiving without dessert, but if you have dietary restrictions, satisfying your sweet tooth gets a little tricky. In addition to pies like their signature Thanksgiving dessert the pumpkin cheese pie (NY cheesecake topped by pumpkin) or the Elvis Drizzle Cake, Cupcakes by Carousel offers cupcakes that are gluten free, dairy free and Kosher pareve. Plus they have a sugar free apple pie on the menu. So don’t put your fork down yet, you’ve got more eating to do! Order by November 14th and receive 15% off on cakes and pies, order by November 20th and receive 10% off (offer does not apply at Nanuet location). Locations in Ridgewood, Englewood and Nanuet.