24 essential spots to get pumpkin pie in San Antonio
Cooler temps in SA are synonymous with culinary staples such as tamales, caldo and cinnamon-spiced Mexican hot chocolate. When it comes to Thanksgiving, though, one would be hard pressed to find something that activates the seasonal senses better than luscious, handmade pumpkin pie.
We gathered up 24 purveyors of pumpkin-packed pastries give you new options for your holiday meal. The list includes both big chains and mom-and-pop bakeries, so get your stretchy pants ready for a gourd-forward smorgasbord.
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Black + White Modern Creamery
4011 Broadway St., blackwhitecreamery.com
This new specialty ice cream shop is combining the best of both worlds with their delectable ice cream pies. This 10” seasonal pie is made with the shop’s limited edition Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream in a traditional hand-made pie crust, topped with whipped cream. Order online for in-store pickup.
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Delice Chocolatier San Antonio
946 N. Loop 1604 W. Suite 145, (210) 545-2200, my-site-109093-106370.square.site
This north SA chocolate shop is pulling out all the stops for their holiday offerings this year, offering not just a classic roasted pumpkin pie, but a pumpkin cheesecake pie, as well. Order online for in-store pickup before turkey day.
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Lick Honest Ice Creams
Multiple Locations, ilikelick.com
Austin-based Lick Honest Ice Creams is offering Hazel’s Pumpkin Pie, filled entirely with their natural, artisanal ice cream. Preordering for delivery has ended, but you can still purchase online for pickup before Turkey Day. The shop is also offering vegan/gluten free seasonal pies, for those interested.
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1621 Babcock Rd., (210) 340-1021, nadlers.com
This family-owned and operated business has been providing baked goods to SA since 1963, using tried-and-true recipes like the one used in their pumpkin pie. Buttery, flaky crust and expertly seasoned pumpkin filling have made these treats a holiday standby for generations of families.
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7300 Jones Maltsberger Road, (210) 667-2145, ida-claire.com
Ida Claire has proven itself dependable for Southern fare. The desserts are just as tasty as the food here, and that includes the ginger pumpkin pie. Go ahead and taste it for yourself to see what all the fuss is about.
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1520 N. Main Ave., (210) 957-1480, plantyfulsweets.com
For those who are conscious about allergens and food sensitivities, Plantyful Sweets offers creamy sweets with no dairy, eggs, wheat, or soy. The shop uses organic produce, and are made from scratch in a vegan and gluten-free commercial kitchen. Get yourself a whole pie — that’s 8 to 10 slices — for $35.
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Cereal Killer Sweets
1031 Patricia, Ste. 104, (210) 753-2032, cerealkillersweets.com
Chef Megan may be known for her rice cereal treats, but her pie game is out of this world, too. Her classic pumpkin pie fills a 100% European-style crust — that means all butter, y’all — and each pie comes with a pint of fresh vanilla sweet cream.
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1639 Broadway St., (210) 444-9424, earlabelssa.com
This SA staple has pies on pies available for the holiday, including the traditional pumpkin pastry. The eatery is currently offering a $5 discount on your initial online order, and pie aficionados can also order through Postmates, GrubHub, DoorDash and JoyRun.
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SA native and Food Network veteran Sofia Tejeda is offering up chef-prepared pastries for your holiday spread. Classic Pumpkin Spice flavors are available in her handmade pies, but you’ll have to act fast, because she’s only accepting pre-orders through November 21.
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138 E. Mistletoe Ave., 210-701-8483, extrafinesa.com
Midtown’s newest bakery is offering up a Pumpkin Hazelnut Cream pie that’s — dare we say — extra fine. The 9” pie is enough for ten folks, even though it's likely that many people won't have quite such a full table this year. That's ok, though: it just means more for you and your fine self.
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