Year after year, turkey gets to be star of the show on Thanksgiving (the holiday is, after all, nicknamed Turkey Day) and sides aren’t far behind with decadent dishes like mashed potatoes, stuffing, and green bean casserole. But in our book, it’s dessert that makes the meal. And not just any dessert, but our favorite dessert this time of year: pie! Whether you go for pumpkin, apple, pecan or something less traditional, here’s where to pick up one of Bergen County's Best Thanksgiving Desserts.
Morano’s Italian Gourmet Market 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, a brownie tower, Thanksgiving themed cupcakes or tiramisu. Order deadline is November 18th. 1 East Main Street, Ramsey. 201.825.8020
Kara Kakes We've been fans of the insta-famous cupcake-maker since day one. Owner Kara Schnaidt, never stops inventing, creating and pushing the boundries of the world of sweets and Thanksgiving will not be any different. Order up one of Kara Kakes new Double Pie Cupcake Dozen where specialty Fall flavors like Pumpkin and Apple Pie and Chocolate Pecan Pie are stuffed and iced with fresh house-made flavors and then each topped with the most adorable mini pie. Need a cocktail to get you through the holiday? (no judgement here) Kara Kakes Boozy Pie Box comes with her classic Thanksgiving favorites infused with alcohol.
Erie Coffeeshop and Bakery 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. And don’t forget to order the olive oil citrus bundt cake for Friday morning. Because like it or not, you’re going to get hungry again. Order deadline is November 18th at 3:00pm. Call 201.460.0073 or email firstname.lastname@example.org place your order and arrange a pick up time. 10 Franklin Place, Rutherford.
L’arte della Pasticceria Why not step out of the pie box this Thanksgiving (see what we did there)? Try the Italian-inspiired pumpkin spiced buttercream cake or the Sicilian pear and chocolate torte. But if you have some traditionalists in the group, stick with the classics and pick up a loaf of their freshly baked bread because, carbs. Order deadline is November 20th. 109 E. Main Street, Ramsey 201.934.3211
Organica Natural Foods 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 their apple cranberry crisp. 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 17th. Pick up is Wednesday, November 21nd after 11:30 am. No exceptions.Contact the Catering Specialist at 201.767.8182. 246 Livingston Street, Northvale.
Mr. Tod’s Pie Factory 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. 4” pies and cobblers are also available for those who don’t want to share. If you can’t make up your mind, order the 4” pie sampler 2 each of five different flavors = 10 pies worth of goodness. Order deadline November 11th. In store pick up only. 15 West Hudson Ave, Englewood. 888.949.2253
Pies & Quiches What’s better than having someone else make your Thanksgiving desserts? Try having them make your parade-watching breakfast, too. Choose from apple or apple crumb, pumpkin, Coconut cream, bourbon pecan, blueberry/cherry, or Fruits of the Forest (4 berry pie). Or, order one of each. It is Thanksgiving after all! 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 16th. Please call 201-746-6251 to place your pre-paid order. 133 Kinderkamack Road, Park Ridge.
McCrum’s Bakery 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 14th. Print order form from the website and bring it in to the bakery to order. 378 Market Street, Elmwood Park 201.797.2470
The Orchards of Conklin Taking farm to table to the next level, The Orchards of Conklin’s specialty tart cherry pies are made every morning using local tart cherries. While you’re there pick up a few more in flavors like apple, pumpkin, pecan or blueberry. Want to make sure you get one? Order ahead. But if you’re a by-the-seat-of-your-pants kinda person, they usually have pies available for walk-ins. Order deadline is November 19th. 2 S. Mountain Road, Pomona 845.354.0369
La Promenade These guys have thought of everything. Not only do they have pies, two kinds of apple, pumpkin and pumpkin cheesecake, they also have goodies for everyone including vegan mini chocolate cupcakes and turkey shaped cookies. But if you really want to bring your Thanksgiving table to the next level, order their signature Cornucopia cake. Yellow cake with whipped ganache, this thing is gorgeous and will shine as the centerpiece of your dessert display. Order deadline is November 17th at 5:00 pm. Pick up is Wednesday, 11/21 after 1:00 pm or Thanksgiving until 2:00 pm. PS – They’re taking orders for Friday morning goodies. We suggest you order those too! 137 Piermont Road, Tenafly 201.567.2500