The best places to order scrumptious, locally baked Thanksgiving pies

What is Thanksgiving without pie? 

The good news is you can spend zero time in the kitchen and still serve an assortment of delicious discs of love at your table. 

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Besides the major grocery stores, here are some of our favorite go-to places for pies: 

*Note: Some shops and bakeries have deadlines to order pie before Thanksgiving.

🥧Mimi’s Cafe

4402 Walnut St., Beavercreek | Website

Mimi’s will offer whole pumpkin ($14.99) and pecan pies ($16.99). Orders should be made at least a couple days in advance and can be picked up the day before Thanksgiving. 

A new and independently owned bakery founded by a local father-daughter duo has set an opening date of July 27 near the University of Dayton campus. “Partial to Pie” is gearing up to open at 200 Shroyer Road, at the intersection of Shroyer and Wilmington Pike. STAFF PHOTO / MARK FISHER
Photo: Mark Fisher

🥧Partial to Pie Bakery

200 Shroyer Road | WebsiteFacebook

The bad news is you had to act early to order a Partial to Pie pie for the holiday. By the last week in October, all Thanksgiving orders — around 300 pies — were booked up, said owner Marie Clark.

But it’s not too early to start thinking about Christmas. Clark said she will begin accepting online orders the day after Thanksgiving (the shop will be closed Nov. 29-30.)

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The strawberry pie at Mehaffies Pies in Dayton is the most popular throughout summer. (Staff photo by Connie Post)

🥧Mehaffie's Pies

3013 Linden Ave. | Website

Mehaffie’s offers 30 different types of pies. For orders, call 937-253-1163, preferably two days in advance. Pick up your pies Monday through Wednesday before Thanksgiving from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. The bakery will also have plenty of pies (especially pumpkin, apple, pecan and chocolate) available for walk-in purchases as well. Most pies are $8.50 or $9. Mehaffie’s also offers several types of New York-style cheesecake, ranging from $9.50-$13.75. 

Ghostlight Coffee shop has added the Lumberjack Pie to its Thanksgiving dessert menu.
Photo: Amelia Robinson

🥧Ghostlight Coffee

1201 Wayne Ave. | WebsiteFacebook

Ghostlight is taking pre-orders for its popular Ghostlight Thanksgiving dessert menu.

A variety of 10-inch pies will be available including the Mama Smith’s Apple Pie and Vegan Maple Pumpkin (both $17). The Kentucky Bourbon Pecan pie is $18 and the Lumberjack and Ultimate Thanksgiving pies are $19 each. 

A variety of gluten-free pies will also be for sale.

The coffee shop is located at 1201 Wayne Ave. in Dayton’s South Park neighborhood. 

The order deadline is Saturday, Nov. 23 by noon. Pick-up Dates: Tuesday, Nov. 26, 12-5 p.m. or Wednesday, Nov. 27, 12-5 p.m.

If you have questions, call 937-985-2633 or email ghostlightkitchen@gmail.com. Order online at squareup.com.

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Ashley's Pastry Shop in Oakwood offers a wide variety of traditional and specialty pastries, pies and other treats.

🥧Ashley’s Pastry Shop

21 Park Ave. in Oakwood | WebsiteFacebook

Ashley’s is taking orders for all sorts of pies, including apple, cherry, pumpkin, pecan, lemon meringue, chocolate cream and blueberry. Prices are $10.95-$16.95. The bakery also makes cakes, cookies, cupcakes, cake pops, traditional dinner rolls and its famous butterscotch rolls.

Ashley's Pastry Shop sells hundreds of dozens of Butterscotch Rolls every Thanksgiving and ships them all over the country to people who want an authentic taste of Dayton on their holiday plate.

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Owner Theresa Hammons told us she sold 837 dozen butterscotch rolls on the day before Thanksgiving last year and shipped another 110 dozen all over the country. “Thanksgiving is about tradition,” Hammons said. “Sharing a meal together with the ones you love.”

A 48- to 72-hour notice is preferred but the shop will always try to fill your order. You can pick up your order as late as the day before Thanksgiving, when the shop is open 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Info: (937) 293-1719 or http://ashleyspastries.com/

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Jennifer Evans works in her family bakery in Old North Dayton. The business has hired individuals in recovery who live at Good Shepherd Ministries sober living homes. KATIE WEDELL/STAFF
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🥧Evans Bakery

700 Troy St. | Facebook 

Evans is taking orders for 15 different types of pies, ranging from pumpkin and sweet potato to peanut butter and pecan. They also offer rolls (challah to potato to butter flake), cookies and more. Call by Monday, Nov. 25. The last day to pick up your goodies is Wednesday, Nov. 27, between 6 a.m. and 3 p.m.  Prices range from $11 to $13. Owner Jennifer Evans also told us she'd have some pies available for walk-ins that week. To order: (937) 228-4151. 

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🥧Dorothy Lane Market 

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Locations: 2179 Far Hills Ave., Oakwood; 6177 Far Hills Avenue, Centerville; 740 N. Main St., Springboro

Dorothy Lane Market is offering traditional pumpkin, pecan, apple, apple crumb, caramel apple, cherry, and mincemeat pies, as well as an assortment of cream pies. 

In addition, other DLM Bakery holiday favorites include their Bread Basket (contains 2 dozen assorted rolls), DLM Bakehouse Rolls, Pumpkin Cheese Roll, and of course a Killer Brownie® Tray. DLM is a great option for last-minute pie, roll, and dessert needs, as they ask for a 24-hour notice and you can even order on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.

All DLM locations, except for Oakwood, close at 11 p.m. The Oakwood branch closes at midnight on Wednesday, Nov. 27, before Thanksgiving. Orders can be placed at the DLM Bakery either in stores or by calling. Popular items also can be reserved online at www.DorothyLane.com/RSVP to guarantee yours.

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Bob Bianco shows off a piece of his homemade strawberry rhubarb pie. He and his wife, Beth, have operated the Pearson House Restaurant in West Milton for the past 30 years.

🥧Pearson House Restaurant

28 N. Miami St. in West Milton | WebsiteFacebook

Pearson House is known for its decadent pies and is taking orders for more than 30 types, including pumpkin, pecan, turtle, chocolate peanut butter silk, cranberry-walnut and strawberry rhubarb. Pies cost $12-$24. Pies should be ordered by Sunday Nov. 24 and picked up by Wednesday Nov. 27  Info: (937) 698-6665 or http://www.pearsonhouserestaurant.com/home

🥧Frisch’s will be offering apple, cherry, pecan, chocolate cream, peanut butter, coconut cream, pumpkin and mint, ranging between $10.99 and $14.99. A whole cheescake is $27.99 and a pumpkin cheesecake is $29.99. Call a couple days in advance to the store location where you wish to pick up your pie by Thanksgiving Day. Store locations: http://www.frischs.com/map/StoreLocator.aspx 

🥧Perkins Restaurant & Bakery offers more than 8 different whole pies to-go, including pumpkin, cherry, caramel apple and coconut cream. They all cost about $10.99-$14.99. Call a few days ahead to guarantee that the pie you want will be ready for pickup. Perkins will be open for Thanksgiving, but with reduced hours at most Dayton-area locations — 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. To find your nearest location, go to http://www.perkinsrestaurants.com/locations/ 

🥧Bob Evans offers pies to go including pumpkin, pumpkin supreme (think pumpkin pie layered with cheesecake), double crust apple pie, chocolate peanut butter pie topped with Reese’s peanut butter cups and coconut cream pie. ($10.99-14.99). Call your local restaurant a couple days ahead or place your order online.  Click here for local locationshttps://order.bobevans.com/

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