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13 Must-Eat-Now Pies in New Orleans

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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.

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Boucherie

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The spicy-sweet Thai Chili Chocolate Chess pie is a fixture on Boucherie's menu, but the kitchen also whips up pie specials on the regular, like blueberry-blue cheese fried hand pie, pecan, or peanut butter fig pie.

Clancy's

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The white-tablecloth neighborhood restaurant is famous for its frozen lemon icebox pie with graham cracker crust, a variation of the traditional key lime pie.

Cowbell

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No trip to Cowbell - no matter how much you stuff your face with burgers, fries, and/or mac & cheese - is complete without their piping hot, individual sized apple pie because - do I really have to say any more?

Emeril's

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Emeril's (The Mothership) serves two pie confections that fit the big flavors swerved with a deft touch that permeates the entire menu. The legendary banana cream pie with caramel and chocolate sauces has been on the Emeril's menu from Day One of opening, and also the chocolate peanut butter pie.

Gracious Bakery + Cafe

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Big pie, small pie, slice of pie, hand pie... Gracious will give you what you crave.

High Hat

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The High Hat has a deep appreciation of the healing power of pie. Their regular menu always has chocolate chess pie and there's always at least one pie of the day to choose from. When they ask if you want ice cream or whipped cream, tell them "both." ALWAYS ANSWER BOTH.

Noodle & Pie

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A Japanese ramen joint with a variety of pie both traditional (peanut butter chocolate, peach, coconut key lime) and Asian ingredient/flavor profile-tinged like: Vietnamese Iced Coffee Pie with iced coffee gelatin, Iced coffee cream layer and condensed milk; Spicy Thai Peanut Buttercup Pie with chocolate cookie crust, spiced milk chocolate and chantilly cream; or Oolong Honey Shoofly Pie.
Great key lime pie for the traditionalists and a salted peanut pie for those who like to mix it up. Chantilly cream and/or housemade ice cream completes the picture... and don't forget to check for seasonal pie specials on the menu as well.

The Camellia Grill

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There's a lot of excellent pecan pie in this town, but you'd be hard pressed to find flattop grilled pecan pie as is the signature move at this super friendly, bustling diner. The sugars caramelize, the pecans toast up a bit, and it's all warm and gooey topped with rapidly melting vanilla ice cream.

The Caribbean Room

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John Besh and Co are bringing back the Mile High Ice Cream Pie from days of yore. This comically tall confection of vanilla, chocolate, and peppermint ice cream is topped with meringue and finished with chocolate sauce tableside. It's also memorialized in the lobby of the Pontchartrain Hotel (where the Caribbean Room is located) with a painting of Lil Wayne eating a slice.
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The Joint

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Often, after eating a lot of smoked meat at The Joint, one would think that dessert is an impossibility. Pro tip: Make it happen for the Joint's pecan pie, key lime pie, or peanut butter pie, whatever you're in the mood for. Unless that mood doesn't include pie, in which case, WHUT.

Willa Jean

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Willa Jean is basically a carb and sugar factory built to delight and amaze. As is everything else baked here, the pies are amazeballs.

GW Fins

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Sure this French Quarter restaurant is regarded as one of the best seafood restaurants in New Orleans, but here's a secret— It's also a must-visit for the Salty Malty pie, with salted vanilla ice cream, malt powder, caramel sauce and a pretzel crust. It's sensory bliss.
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Boucherie

The spicy-sweet Thai Chili Chocolate Chess pie is a fixture on Boucherie's menu, but the kitchen also whips up pie specials on the regular, like blueberry-blue cheese fried hand pie, pecan, or peanut butter fig pie.

Clancy's

The white-tablecloth neighborhood restaurant is famous for its frozen lemon icebox pie with graham cracker crust, a variation of the traditional key lime pie.

Cowbell

No trip to Cowbell - no matter how much you stuff your face with burgers, fries, and/or mac & cheese - is complete without their piping hot, individual sized apple pie because - do I really have to say any more?

Emeril's

Emeril's (The Mothership) serves two pie confections that fit the big flavors swerved with a deft touch that permeates the entire menu. The legendary banana cream pie with caramel and chocolate sauces has been on the Emeril's menu from Day One of opening, and also the chocolate peanut butter pie.

Gracious Bakery + Cafe

Big pie, small pie, slice of pie, hand pie... Gracious will give you what you crave.

High Hat

The High Hat has a deep appreciation of the healing power of pie. Their regular menu always has chocolate chess pie and there's always at least one pie of the day to choose from. When they ask if you want ice cream or whipped cream, tell them "both." ALWAYS ANSWER BOTH.

Noodle & Pie

A Japanese ramen joint with a variety of pie both traditional (peanut butter chocolate, peach, coconut key lime) and Asian ingredient/flavor profile-tinged like: Vietnamese Iced Coffee Pie with iced coffee gelatin, Iced coffee cream layer and condensed milk; Spicy Thai Peanut Buttercup Pie with chocolate cookie crust, spiced milk chocolate and chantilly cream; or Oolong Honey Shoofly Pie.

Pêche

Great key lime pie for the traditionalists and a salted peanut pie for those who like to mix it up. Chantilly cream and/or housemade ice cream completes the picture... and don't forget to check for seasonal pie specials on the menu as well.

The Camellia Grill

There's a lot of excellent pecan pie in this town, but you'd be hard pressed to find flattop grilled pecan pie as is the signature move at this super friendly, bustling diner. The sugars caramelize, the pecans toast up a bit, and it's all warm and gooey topped with rapidly melting vanilla ice cream.

The Caribbean Room

John Besh and Co are bringing back the Mile High Ice Cream Pie from days of yore. This comically tall confection of vanilla, chocolate, and peppermint ice cream is topped with meringue and finished with chocolate sauce tableside. It's also memorialized in the lobby of the Pontchartrain Hotel (where the Caribbean Room is located) with a painting of Lil Wayne eating a slice.
Randy Schmidt/Caribbean Room

The Joint

Often, after eating a lot of smoked meat at The Joint, one would think that dessert is an impossibility. Pro tip: Make it happen for the Joint's pecan pie, key lime pie, or peanut butter pie, whatever you're in the mood for. Unless that mood doesn't include pie, in which case, WHUT.

Willa Jean

Willa Jean is basically a carb and sugar factory built to delight and amaze. As is everything else baked here, the pies are amazeballs.

GW Fins

Sure this French Quarter restaurant is regarded as one of the best seafood restaurants in New Orleans, but here's a secret— It's also a must-visit for the Salty Malty pie, with salted vanilla ice cream, malt powder, caramel sauce and a pretzel crust. It's sensory bliss.
GW Fins

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