Time Out Chicago | Amy Cavanaugh | October 3, 2019

The best pies in Chicago range from fruity creations to seriously rich chocolate versions. Here’s where to get a slice.

Whether you like it lean and packed with apples and cinnamon or towering with swoops of toasted meringue, the best pies in Chicago are worth tracking down. You’ll find some of our favorite slices in obvious places—like the finest bakeries in Chicago—as well as some unexpected spots, including one of the best seafood restaurants Chicago has to offer. The bakers on this list fill their crusts with creamy key lime custard, spiced pumpkin purée, rich chocolate ganache and tart seasonal cherries. Celebrating Thanksgiving in Chicago? Be the hero of the holiday when you pick up one of the best pies in Chicago.

Best pies in Chicago
Spinning J Bakery & Soda Fountain – Humboldt Park
Hoosier Mama Pie Company – East Village
Bang Bang Pie Shop – Logan Square
Justice of the Pies
Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab – River North
First Slice Pie Café – Andersonville
Shaw’s Crab House – River North
Vanille Patisserie – Lincoln Park
Brown Sugar Bakery – Greater Grand Crossing
Blue Sky Bakery & Café – North Center
Bub City – River North
Sweet Mandy B’s – Lincoln Park