There are so many dishes to make for Thanksgiving dinner that saving time on dessert makes a lot of sense. Here are several Houston places offering pies and other desserts to go. Take advantage and enjoy spending a little less time on your feet in the kitchen.
Be sure to note the order deadlines!! It is as early as Thursday, November 19 for a few places.
Fluff Bake Bar, 314 Gray
Rebecca Masson’s bake shop provides easy, online ordering and there will be a limited quantity of extra pies on hand next week for people who drop by. It’s better to order in advance if you can, though.
This year, she’s offering a unique Mountain Rose Apple pie. Owing to the difficulty in obtaining the heirloom apples used, Masson says there are only about 12 of these left. If you want one of those, get your order in fast. Otherwise, offerings include pumpkin, pecan, Dutch apple and chocolate cream. Prices range from $25 to $35 and pies can be picked up either Tuesday, November 2 from 4 to 7 pm. or Wednesday, November 25 from noon to 4 p.m.
Triniti, 2815 South Shepherd
The Upper Kirby restaurant is offering pecan, chocolate cream, apple and buttermilk pies by its very talented pastry chef, Samantha Mendoza. The deadline for ordering is November 20 and pickup is available Tuesday, November 24 and Wednesday, November 25. Call Triniti at 713-527-9090 to place your order, or drop by the restaurant. You will need to guarantee your order with a credit card. Pies are $28 each.
Whole Foods (Various Locations)
The health-focused grocery chain is making it super-easy this year to order Thanksgiving take-out. Visit its web site, choose your local store and then click the Breads & Desserts button to peruse the pie offerings. The selection may vary by store, but typically includes pumpkin, vegan pumpkin, apple, cherry, pecan, chocolate pecan, Very Berry and sweet potato. Prices range from $10.99 to $15.99. You can even order a side of real whipped cream.
Ouisie’s Table, 3939 San Felipe
The elegant Southern restaurant founded by Elouise Adams Jones is offering four of its outstanding desserts to go. These include the decadent tres leches cake, apple strudel and caramel sauce, pumpkin pie and pecan pie. Each dessert is $50 (they’re big enough to feed 12), and savory dishes are available as well. Call Ouisie’s Table at 713-528-2264 to order. All orders must be placed today (Thursday, November 19) and picked up on Wednesday, November 25.
Revival Market, 550 Heights
As with Ouisie’s Table above, the due date for ordering pies from Revival Market is today. Pastry chef Alyssa Dole and the staff are preparing apple, chocolate cream, pecan and pumpkin pie. Pies are $29 each. Additionally, there’s sugar pecan bread pudding available.
By the way, if you want to learn some tricks of the pie-making trade in time for Christmas, sign up for Dole’s pie class on December 8. Email Revival Market or stop by in person to order desserts or for class details.
House of Pies (Multiple Locations)
From now through Sunday, you can still order pies in advance at this Houston favorite. However, during Thanksgiving week, it’s pickup only. House of Pies recommends that if you’re going this route, you should bring cash since that line moves faster. More information is available on the web site. In addition to all the traditional flavors — pumpkin, pecan and apple — there are a slew of more adventurous selections, like Bayou Goo, German chocolate cream and the outstanding coconut custard. Pie prices range from $12 to $14.
(Updated, 11/18/2015, 12:58 p.m.)
Ooh La La (Multiple locations)
Ooh La La has a new pie for the fall season: chocolate pecan. In addition, it has a range of classic pies in pumpkin, pecan, apple and chocolate cream. There’s also blueberry cobbler for people who want to serve something a little different.
Don’t want a whole pie, or just feeding a few people? Check out the five-inch "Cutie Pies" in flavors including pecan, pumpkin and chocolate cream. If those are still too big, the bite-size "Mini Pies" might be just your speed. Check out Ooh La La’s photo gallery and web site for more information.
The order deadline is Monday, November 22, and pies can be picked up on Wednesday, November 25 from all three of Ooh La La’s locations.
Petite Sweets, 2700 West Alabama
Petite Sweets is offering a slew of pies appropriate for Thanksgiving in flavors of apple, banana cream, chocolate pecan, pumpkin, pecan and, for citrus lovers, key lime. Want a little more on the dessert buffet? Try seasonally inspired cakes, like pumpkin or salty caramel. There are also pumpkin macarons, cake balls and cupcakes.
Orders are due on November 23 by 11 a.m. and available for pickup on Wednesday, November 25 until 10 p.m. Pies are $26, and ten-inch cakes are $45.
Updated 11/18/15, 2 p.m.
If you’re vegan or just want to eat healthier this Thanksgiving, check out the offerings at Sinfull Bakery. It doesn't have a storefront, so you must email to order and make pickup arrangements at either the bakery on Tuesday, November 24 or at next Wednesday’s City Hall Farmers Market on November 25. Orders are accepted through Monday, November 23.
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The delicious options include apple, pumpkin cheesecake pie, sweet potato and blueberry. Organic ingredients are used wherever possible. Prices range from $20 to $25, and organic local caramel pecans can be added to the sweet potato or pumpkin pie for only $5.
Weights + Measures, 2808 Caroline
The nine-inch pies at Weights + Measures will serve up to eight guests and cost $28 each. The offerings are bourbon pecan, rustic apple, pumpkin pecan and good ol' pumpkin. Order some challah rolls for $5 while you’re at it and save yourself even more time at home.
Orders are due on Sunday, November 22 and pickup can be scheduled for Tuesday or Wednesday. Call 713-654-1970 to order or visit the restaurant.