16 Memphis Pies For National Pie Day

16 Memphis Pies For National Pie Day

Updated January 2020

National Pie Day comes but..twice a year? National Pie Day (the food) is January 23 by some accounts, but most people have decided to co-opt the mathematical holiday of National Pi Day on March 14th (which is supposed to celebrate Pi the number, 3.14) and make that day in March all about stuffing our faces with sweet pastries.

Who cares? Eat pie when you want. Find the best pie in town.

Lord knows Memphis and the Mid-south have a ton of delicious pie places and bakeries where you can enjoy flaky, sweet, satisfying ultimate dessert comfort food: pie.

To celebrate, here is a post filled some of the best places to get pie in Memphis, in no particular order. Think of it as a family photo album places to get pie in the Mid-South. There are probably a few more I could add to this list, too. Let me know your favorites in the comments!

1. Shady Wake Pecan Pie from Muddy's

Muddys Pecan Pie

Muddy's is a Memphis institution for a reason, and their Shady Wake pie is a special take on the classic Southern pecan pie. Read more about Muddy's Bake Shop here.

2. Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie from The Liquor Store

 

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The Liquor Store employs local baker Ali Rohrbacher to fill their pie case with fresh pastries, breads, and pies to go with their diner fare and craft cocktails.

3. Peanut Butter Pie from Hog and Hominy (closed)

 

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Not to play favorites, but this might be my favorite pie in town. Hands down, the best. Whipped peanut butter and banana pudding, plus heaven in a slice. I eat this every year for my birthday. Read more about Hog and Hominy here. (Ed. Note: Hog & Hominy is closed due to a fire, but we're holding their spot on this list in hopes they'll come back in a year or two, extra strong with a menu full of pie.)

4. Slap Yo Mama Chocolate Pie from The Pie Folks

 

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Read more about The Pie Folks and their #1 selling, award-winning Slap Yo Mama Chocolate Pie right here.

5. Deep Dish Apple Pie from Sweet Grass/Next Door

 

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The Apple Pie at Sweet Grass consists of layers of thinly sliced apples, sour cream, and a crisp crust. Read more about Sweet Grass here.

6. Hand Pie from Celtic Crossing

Meat pies need love, too. The gravy served with these at the Irish pub in Cooper Young is so good.

7. Blackberry Pie from Cafe Eclectic 

Cafe Eclectic Blackberry Pie

The donuts, biscuits, and cinnamon rolls are amazing, so it's no surprise that Cafe Eclectic has scrumptious pies. They have a rotating selection, including vegan options. Read more about Cafe Eclectic here.

8. Chocolate Pie from Family Pie Shop

Family Pie Shop Chocolate Pie

If you're in the mood for a road trip, head to DeValls, Arkansas to the Family Pie Shop. You'll want to read up on exactly how to get there and how to prepare for your visit. Go here to read more.

9. Moon Pie

Moon Pie

Just for fun.

10. Cherry pie and coffee drink from Cafe Ecelctic

Cafe Eclectic Coffee and Cherry Pie

What could possibly go better with cherry pie than a Cafe Viennese from Cafe Eclectic?

11. Pecan Pie from Gus' Fried Chicken

Gus Fried Chicken Pecan Pie

You know you're gonna want some sweet after that savory, spicy fried chicken. Go here to read more about Gus'. Photo via Facebook.

12. This is not a pie.

Muddys Felt Pie Ornament

This is adorable and I found it at Muddy's a few years ago…unfortunately, it's made of felt.

13. Key Lime Pie from Paulette's

Paulettes Key Lime Pie

You've heard of the infamous K-Pie from Paulette's, but have you tried the Key Lime Pie? Photo via Facebook.

14. Chess Pie from Lunchbox Eats

Lunchbox Eats Chess Pie

It was in the New York Times, and it's amazing. Read more about Lunchbox Eats here.

15. More pies from Muddy's Bake Shop

Muddys Pies

Just because these are so pretty. Photo via Instagram.

16. Oreo Pie Shooter from Majestic Grille

Photo courtesy of The Majestic Grille via Facebook. Do not reproduce.

Don't want a whole piece of pie? Can't decide what flavor of pie to order? Get pie shooter from the Majestic Grille. Read more about the Majestic here.

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Want more? Read this NYT article from a few years ago about Memphis pies. What are your favorite Memphis pies?

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Adrianne B
No Caramel Pecan Pie from Soul Fish?!?
January 23, 2015 11:14am

C. Hamilton
Great list. Any pie from Stone Soup Cafe and the lemon ice box pie from 3 Angels on Broad are also worthy of mention.  
January 23, 2015 1:43pm

Brandon R
Napa Cafe's sweet buttermilk pie is incredible 
January 23, 2015 2:09pm

Donna Perkins
I didn't know it was pie day.  does gluten free banana pudding count?  got some at the Magnolia in Byhalia today, Lemon icebox too
January 23, 2015 2:44pm

Belinda Fleming
What about K-pie from Paulette's?    Maybe I need to have a pie party on Pi(e) day    
February 16, 2015 12:32pm

Shantih
Banana Cream Pie from McEwen's
March 14, 2015 10:16am

Mike Wade
Any list that doesn't include Commissary Chocolate Pie is a incomplete list. Best pie in Memphis.!
January 26, 2020 8:04pm