Did you know that the first pie recipes date back to the Ancient Egyptians? The bakers made with them wheat, oats, rye, and barley, and created a honey filling before baking the dish over hot coals. Centuries later, Chicago’s pastry chefs have mastered the art of making the crust and they fill their creations with luscious creams and seasonal fruits. If you would like to enjoy a slice of pie, visit one of these bakeries where you’ll find the best pies in Chicago.
Baker Miller began off of the beaten path. Today’s it’s found in the middle of Lincoln Square, and is where friends gather for great food and lively conversations. The bakers prepare the recipes from scratch many of which take several days to finish. They source organic ingredients when possible, and accept large orders up to 48 hours in advance. The pies are available whole or by the slice, with choices including pecan, key lime, and chocolate chess.
First Slice Pie Cafe
Called the best homemade pie in Chicago, First Slice was born after Chef Mary Ellen Diaz decided to feed the homeless. Portions of the cafe’s proceeds help fight hunger, and Mary Ellen donates about 4,000 meals every month. Visitors enjoy the homey setting featuring bright orange walls, picture windows, and unique works of art. Seasonal pies include banana cream, coconut-crusted pistachio, and red wine poached pear.
Brown Sugar Bakery
Brown Sugar boasts that it’s “dangerously delicious.” Stephanie Hart opened the bakery in 2004. Nine years later, she was awarded “Best Bakery” on the Steve Harvey Show. Stephanie enjoys helping Chicagoans celebrate special occasions and creates the baked goods from scratch. Sweet potato is the most popular pie, with other choices including laser, key lime, and lemon icebox.
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