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The quintessential American dessert, pie comes in a variety of tasty forms. A flaky crust filled with syrup-laden fruit, heavy cream, or custard and topped with fluffy meringue or creamy whipped cream is just too hard for any sweets lover to resist. Luckily for us, the Sunshine State has a handful of locally-loved dessert shops scattered throughout the state. Satisfy your taste buds at these top pie shops in Florida.
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Located in Orlando, P is for Pie Bake Shop is a small-batch artisan bakery that specializes in sweet and savory pies. With at least 72 hours notice, they can make whole pies, while unique pie pops need a minimum 5 days notice. The wait is worth it, as everything is made from scratch, using natural, seasonal and local ingredients. Pie pops come in brandied apple, caramel pecan, chocolate hazelnut and an array of other flavors, while hand pies range from blueberry and cherry to salted honey bourbon, spiced pear, caramel crack pecan. Savory flavors are just as good, including buffalo chicken, pulled pork, eggplant caprese and Mac and cheese, while mini pies and mason jar pies are also available.
A quaint Sarasota landmark, Yoder’s has been a local gem serving tasty homemade pies for over 40 years. Dig into one of their most popular pie flavors such as peanut butter, praline, or strawberry. Offering slices as big as your head, try your best not to take a slice of one of the 30 delicious flavors to go.
With a motto like “Come on in & let us fill your pie hole,” you know this place is serious about pie (and has a fun ambiance). This small unassuming shop has a smorgasbord of quality bite-sized treats, such as their homemade salted caramel dark chocolate pecan mini pie. Located in the Milk District, it also offers southern comfort foods with a modern twist and also appeared in an episode of the Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives”.
One of the best bakeries in Florida, Fireman Derek’s is a funky pie shop in Miami (Wynwood and Coconut Grove). Along with over-the-top slices of pie, they feature a decadent menu full of freshly baked pies, cakes, cheesecake and cookies. Dig into their popular crafted crack pie with powdered sugar, sweet caramel-salted and perfect gooey filling or a slice of cookie monster pie.
Key Lime pie is the quintessential Florida pie, and no one does it better than the famous Kermit’s Key West Key Lime Shoppe. Enjoy the classic version of this tart-sweet or try their delectable version dipped in chocolate. Serving hungry patrons for more than two decades, it has gotten recognition from the likes of Food Network and National Geographic and has become a local institution.
A popular dessert spot in downtown Orlando, Sister Honey’s is known for its made-from-scratch pies. With a plethora of accolades, their classic chocolate cream, lemon meringue, and strawberry-rhubarb are worth a try. Best of all, the bakery items are made fresh daily with premium ingredients.
An oasis for pie fans, Pie Heaven Bakery Cafe in Atlantic Beach serves five varieties of high-quality pie at all times, including meat, fruit, quiche, custard, and gluten/sugar-free, ensuring all types of dessert lovers leave happy. Local favorites are the blackberry pie, coconut custard pie and margarita key lime pie, but country chocolate, organic cherry and baked strawberry are strong contenders.
A beloved sandwich shop in Tampa since 1963, Wright’s Gourmet House is also well-known for serving delicious pies. While their menu heavily features scrumptious cake slices (such as lemon, banana layer and rum), they’re also known for their giant slices of coconut cream pie, pumpkin pie and pecan pie.
Visit Amaretti Desserts for an indulgent slice of pie, as this “made from scratch bakery” in Jacksonville is family-owned and specializes in desserts. Everything is baked with the finest natural ingredients, with no preservatives, and they also serve locally roasted Brass Tacks Coffee and espresso drinks. You won’t be disappointed with the flavors, which include Key Lime Pie, Chocolate Silk Pie, Peanut Butter Pie and Kentucky Derby Pie.