In terms of sweet stuff, there are two kinds of people: pie people and cake people. Cakes tend to be sweet through and through, while pie has a variety of crust sweetness to complement the filling. This map focuses on sweet/dessert pies only, so apologies to calzone lovers.
New Orleans' pie game waxes and wanes. Over the past year, pie shop P's & Q's subsumed into HiVolt's second location, and District Hand Pie & Coffee Bar stopped serving hand pies and is now another District Donut outpost.
When a city has such iconic and unique non-pie desserts like doberge, king cake, and bread pudding, pie can be left in the corner (except when it comes to pecan pie, of course). But not only are more and more bakeries offering pie options, but several restaurants are well known for elevating specific pies, which creates the opportunity to find pie in unexpected places.
So hop on the pie train and head for destination: delicious, from tiny corner bakeries to hugely popular restaurants.
Please note, these spots are arranged by neighborhood, not by ranking. Don't see a favorite? Leave a comment or send Eater a tip.