As new restrictions surrounding indoor gatherings have gone into place, the normal American tradition of extended family or friends gathering squished up around a dinner table to feast will look quite different. Missing your loved ones, grocery shopping amidst precautions, meal prep, taking care of kids, and all of the other stress is enough to handle.
This year, I’m going to challenge you to buy dessert! Shop small and local, and happily indulge in a pie that you didn’t spend hours cooking. And if you really feel like you need the credit, pop one of these babies in a glass dish and tell your family you made it—just kidding (maybe). It’s 2020, let’s just admit that eight months into the pandemic, we might not have the desire or time to make pie. Whether you decide to present “homemade” pie (wink wink) or support our local small business owners, I’ve got the list for you to grab your stress-free Thanksgiving pies this holiday.
Sweetie-Licious Bakery Café | Dewitt
Online ordering for Thanksgiving pies is now available and pie will be ready for pick up Wednesday, November 25th. Pies range from your classic pumpkin pie to chocolate chess pie. Check out their Facebook page for more information.
Dusty’s Cellar | Okemos
They have an extensive pastry menu available for ordering. Pre-order by this Wednesday, November 18th. Double-crust apple, pecan, pumpkin, and key lime pies are all being offered for ordering at this time. Check out their Instagram page for further details and call to place your order.
Sugar Shack | Lansing
Calls or emails to pre-order by November 22nd can be made after choosing from their extensive list of delicious looking pies including raspberry and pumpkin cheese. Take a look at their Facebook page.
The Witch Bakes LLC | Lansing
They are offering pumpkin and pecan pies promised to be fresh-baked on the day you pick them up. Contact via email and get more information on the Facebook page or Instagram.
The Country Mill | Charlotte
Place your order by November 18 for a discount. Orders can be made by phone, Facebook messenger, or email. They are offering a wide variety of apple pies and the traditional pumpkin pie. Check out their Facebook page for more details.
Uncle Johns Cider Mill | Saint Johns
Order ahead of time to pick up on November 25th. Cherry crunch, five fruit, and pecan pie are among 10 different varieties offered this year. View information about the Cider Mill on their Facebook page and Instagram.
Bake N’ Cakes | Lansing
Traditional pecan and pumpkin pies along with a number of other cream and fruit pies available. Maybe even add a pumpkin cheesecake into the mix! Call by November 21 to place your order and check out their Facebook page.
Grand Traverse Pie Company | East Lansing, Lansing, Okemos
Call each shop to pre-order. A variety of cherry pies alongside traditional flavors such as pumpkin and apple. Follow along on their Instagram and Facebook page to check out their beautiful pies.
What do you say, take the plunge with me and just order Thanksgiving pies this year? Together we can support local businesses and stress eat our way out of 2020! I think I’ll take my 2020 pie a la mode.