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

11 Premier Places for Pie in Detroit

Grab a slice or get 'em whole

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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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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Golden Fleece Restaurant

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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?

Lush Yummies Pie Co.

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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.

Sister Pie

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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.

Rock City Eatery

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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.

Southern Smokehouse

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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.

Scotty Simpsons Fish & Chips

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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.

Ackroyd's Scottish Bakery

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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]

Sweet Potato Sensations

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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.

Achatz Handmade Pie Co.

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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.

Great Lakes Pot Pies

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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.

Miller's Orchard

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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.

Golden Fleece Restaurant

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?

Lush Yummies Pie Co.

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.

Sister Pie

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.

Rock City Eatery

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.

Southern Smokehouse

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.

Scotty Simpsons Fish & Chips

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.

Ackroyd's Scottish Bakery

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.

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

Sweet Potato Sensations

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.

Achatz Handmade Pie Co.

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.

Great Lakes Pot Pies

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.

Miller's Orchard

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.

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