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A glorious slice of plum crumble pie at Sister Pie in West Village.
Bill Addison

10 Premier Places for Pie in Detroit

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A glorious slice of plum crumble pie at Sister Pie in West Village.
| Bill Addison

Detroiters know how to whip up a good pie, scouring orchards and farms for the finest ingredients the Mitten has to offer.

These local institutions not only are known across the state, but several have garnered. national attention. Oprah called Lush Yummies Pies “a slice of heaven” and listed it on her list of favorite things in 2020. Sister Pie in West Village has taken the baking world by storm by creating rotating, seasonal dessert pies from salted maple to sour cherry. In Old Redford, golden, sweet potato pies have been the specialty at family-owned institution Sweet Potato Sensations for three decades.

Pie is good in any season, but shops tend to get busiest around the holidays. Around those dates, it’s always wise to give bakeries some notice by placing orders ahead of time. Whether a sweet slice a la mode is in order or savory meat pie to-go, here are 10 essential pie spots for a pie fix.

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1. Golden Fleece Restaurant

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525 Monroe St
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 962-7093
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For the last half-century, the Dionysopoulos family has been serving Greek food and hospitality. One of the highlights on the menu is the savory spanakopita. Spinach, feta, phyllo dough — what’s not to love?

2. Lush Yummies Pie Co.

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1520 Adelaide St
Detroit, MI 48207
(313) 629-0625
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Oprah called this Detroit company’s pie “a slice of heaven” but you don’t have to take her word for it. Get one online or from Meijer. The main attraction from this growing bakery operation is the lemon butta pie cup— a family recipe that’s the right balance of sweet, creamy, and tart. The bakery also has peach butta cobbler, and salted caramel lemon butta pie.

3. Sister Pie

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8066 Kercheval St
Detroit, MI
(313) 447-5550
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This West Village pastry gem charms tastebuds with its creative flavors. While the fillings are divine, it’s the crust that really sets Sister Pie apart. There are no soggy bottoms here. Just perfectly crisp, flaky, not-too-sweet pastry that lets the rest of the ingredients shine. Look out for seasonally rotating pies like sweet potato apple streusel, brandy pecan, and cranberry crumble, alongside the bakery’s year-round favorite — salted maple. During the pandemic, sidewalk sales are in order. Get there early before everything sells out.

4. Rock City Eatery

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4216 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48201

Long before it moved into Midtown, Rock City Eatery began as a cottage industry pie operation. Today, chef Nikita Sanches is staying true to its roots by keeping pies on the dessert menu. Edgy, seasonal combinations like peanut butter berry and Oreo cookies and cream keep regulars coming back.

5. Southern Smokehouse

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14340 W McNichols Rd
Detroit, MI 48235
(313) 397-4050
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Southern Smokehouse is known for its stellar barbecue and its Southern sides. There’s a delicious and popular cheesecake pecan pie on the menu too, blending smooth and crunchy with the right amount of brown sugar.

6. Scotty Simpsons Fish & Chips

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22200 Fenkell St
Detroit, MI
(313) 533-0950
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Best known for its Nova Scotian cod fish and chips, Brightmoor landmark Scotty Simpson's seasonal pies are the stars of the dessert menu. The selections alternate, but slices of banana cream pie and chocolate pies are among the usual suspects. Order it a la mode for something special.

7. Ackroyd's Scottish Bakery

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25566 Five Mile Road
Redford Charter Twp, MI 48239
(313) 532-1181
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Not to be upstaged by the sweet pie set, this 70-year-old Redford bakery sells a selection of traditional Scottish meat pies. The savory options range from cheese and onion to pork to macaroni and cheese. (There’s even a vegan option.) Ackroyd’s also offers a variety of Cornish pasties and sweets such as shortbreads and fern cakes.

A small meat pie with a crust top with a whole in the center Ackroyd’s [Courtesy photo]

8. Sweet Potato Sensations

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17377 Lahser
Detroit, MI
(313) 532-7996
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Sweet potatoes are the name of the game at this Detroit restaurant, which works hard to keep the legacy of George Washington Carver alive. Besides sweet potato pie, the Sweet Tooth menu also inclues a sugar-free version, sweet potato coconut pie, and a delectable lemon chess pie.

9. Achatz Handmade Pie Co.

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17736 W 13 Mile Rd
Beverly Hills, MI
(248) 594-6111
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A Michigan pie standard-bearer, Achatz has locations all over metro Detroit serving flaky, not-too-sweet crusted desserts filled with a wide range of fruits and creams. Of course, the Michigan 4-berry — filled with tart cherries, blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries — is a fan favorite. Get it in double crust form or with a crumb on top. Place an order online or drop in for a last-minute pastry indulgence.

10. Great Lakes Pot Pies

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809 W 14 Mile Rd
Clawson, MI 48017
(248) 266-1160
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Great Lakes Pot Pie, which opened in April 2020, grew exponentially as people were cooking from home. The company serves up fresh pot pies in a variety of flavors, trom classic chicken to beef stew, all handmade with local ingredients. The pies even come in gluten-free or vegan versions, and as bitesize pie chips that range from savory to sweet. There’s also apple and chocolate pecan pie to finish things off.

11. Miller's Orchard

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14711 Clinton River Rd
Sterling Heights, MI 48313
(586) 247-2487
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Miller’s Orchard is a third-generation family-owned farm store that operates year round, with fresh baked goods in a variety of flowers. Choose from flavors such as blueberry, caramel apple nut, cherry, peachberry, rhubarb, and lemon meringue.

1. Golden Fleece Restaurant

525 Monroe St, Detroit, MI 48226

For the last half-century, the Dionysopoulos family has been serving Greek food and hospitality. One of the highlights on the menu is the savory spanakopita. Spinach, feta, phyllo dough — what’s not to love?

525 Monroe St
Detroit, MI 48226

2. Lush Yummies Pie Co.

1520 Adelaide St, Detroit, MI 48207

Oprah called this Detroit company’s pie “a slice of heaven” but you don’t have to take her word for it. Get one online or from Meijer. The main attraction from this growing bakery operation is the lemon butta pie cup— a family recipe that’s the right balance of sweet, creamy, and tart. The bakery also has peach butta cobbler, and salted caramel lemon butta pie.

1520 Adelaide St
Detroit, MI 48207

3. Sister Pie

8066 Kercheval St, Detroit, MI

This West Village pastry gem charms tastebuds with its creative flavors. While the fillings are divine, it’s the crust that really sets Sister Pie apart. There are no soggy bottoms here. Just perfectly crisp, flaky, not-too-sweet pastry that lets the rest of the ingredients shine. Look out for seasonally rotating pies like sweet potato apple streusel, brandy pecan, and cranberry crumble, alongside the bakery’s year-round favorite — salted maple. During the pandemic, sidewalk sales are in order. Get there early before everything sells out.

8066 Kercheval St
Detroit, MI

4. Rock City Eatery

4216 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201

Long before it moved into Midtown, Rock City Eatery began as a cottage industry pie operation. Today, chef Nikita Sanches is staying true to its roots by keeping pies on the dessert menu. Edgy, seasonal combinations like peanut butter berry and Oreo cookies and cream keep regulars coming back.

4216 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48201

5. Southern Smokehouse

14340 W McNichols Rd, Detroit, MI 48235

Southern Smokehouse is known for its stellar barbecue and its Southern sides. There’s a delicious and popular cheesecake pecan pie on the menu too, blending smooth and crunchy with the right amount of brown sugar.

14340 W McNichols Rd
Detroit, MI 48235

6. Scotty Simpsons Fish & Chips

22200 Fenkell St, Detroit, MI

Best known for its Nova Scotian cod fish and chips, Brightmoor landmark Scotty Simpson's seasonal pies are the stars of the dessert menu. The selections alternate, but slices of banana cream pie and chocolate pies are among the usual suspects. Order it a la mode for something special.

22200 Fenkell St
Detroit, MI

7. Ackroyd's Scottish Bakery

25566 Five Mile Road, Redford Charter Twp, MI 48239
A small meat pie with a crust top with a whole in the center Ackroyd’s [Courtesy photo]

Not to be upstaged by the sweet pie set, this 70-year-old Redford bakery sells a selection of traditional Scottish meat pies. The savory options range from cheese and onion to pork to macaroni and cheese. (There’s even a vegan option.) Ackroyd’s also offers a variety of Cornish pasties and sweets such as shortbreads and fern cakes.

25566 Five Mile Road
Redford Charter Twp, MI 48239

8. Sweet Potato Sensations

17377 Lahser, Detroit, MI

Sweet potatoes are the name of the game at this Detroit restaurant, which works hard to keep the legacy of George Washington Carver alive. Besides sweet potato pie, the Sweet Tooth menu also inclues a sugar-free version, sweet potato coconut pie, and a delectable lemon chess pie.

17377 Lahser
Detroit, MI

9. Achatz Handmade Pie Co.

17736 W 13 Mile Rd, Beverly Hills, MI

A Michigan pie standard-bearer, Achatz has locations all over metro Detroit serving flaky, not-too-sweet crusted desserts filled with a wide range of fruits and creams. Of course, the Michigan 4-berry — filled with tart cherries, blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries — is a fan favorite. Get it in double crust form or with a crumb on top. Place an order online or drop in for a last-minute pastry indulgence.

17736 W 13 Mile Rd
Beverly Hills, MI

10. Great Lakes Pot Pies

809 W 14 Mile Rd, Clawson, MI 48017

Great Lakes Pot Pie, which opened in April 2020, grew exponentially as people were cooking from home. The company serves up fresh pot pies in a variety of flavors, trom classic chicken to beef stew, all handmade with local ingredients. The pies even come in gluten-free or vegan versions, and as bitesize pie chips that range from savory to sweet. There’s also apple and chocolate pecan pie to finish things off.

809 W 14 Mile Rd
Clawson, MI 48017

11. Miller's Orchard

14711 Clinton River Rd, Sterling Heights, MI 48313

Miller’s Orchard is a third-generation family-owned farm store that operates year round, with fresh baked goods in a variety of flowers. Choose from flavors such as blueberry, caramel apple nut, cherry, peachberry, rhubarb, and lemon meringue.

14711 Clinton River Rd
Sterling Heights, MI 48313

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