5 to Try: Places for Pie in the Twin Cities

Made from scratch. All-natural. Vegan. Gluten-free. When it comes to comfort food, there's almost nothing better than digging your fork into a big slice of pie. Ready for something sweet? Try these Twin Cities bakeries when you're looking to curb your pie cravings.

Updated: April 12, 2010

Twin Cities Pie Spots

Turtle Bread Co./Pizza Biga

4762 Chicago Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55407

For the perfect ?homemade? pumpkin, apple pie or pecan pie, head over to this South Minneapolis bakery, where every pie is made fresh by some of the best pastry chefs in town. The pecan version will turn pecan pie haters into lifelong fans, and the pumpkin pie is a perfectly spiced dessert to end any meal (and not just at Thanksgiving).

Wuollet Bakery

2447 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405

Wuollet is a Twin Cities staple, a go-to spot for Thanksgiving pies and decadent summer pies like key lime. The award-winning bakery also carries beautiful fruit tarts, cookies and rich seasonal desserts the entire family will love.

The Salty Tart Midtown Global Market

E Lake St & 10th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55407

This little bakery in the Midtown Global Market is garnering plenty of attention: Pastry chef Michelle Gayer is a semi-finalist for a coveted James Beard Award, and plenty of write-ups in the local press have praised this sweet-smelling shop known for its pastries, cupcakes, muffins and pies. Looking for made-to-order pies you can't find anywhere else? Gayer is as known for her baked goods as she is her customer service.

French Meadow Cafe

2610 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408

Known for its local, fresh, organic and vegan fare, French Meadow Cafe is still one of the best places in the Twin Cities for decadent desserts. Stop in for a slice of apple crisp, or check out the selection of vegan and gluten-free pies as well.

Gigi's Cafe

822 W 36th St, Minneapolis, MN 55408

This quaint, cozy spot in South Minneapolis is a favorite for its desserts, from rich bars to tempting slices of key lime pie. Any day of the week there's a selection of fresh slices beckoning diners from behind the glowing case.