10 outstanding San Antonio bakeries for holiday pies – mySA

With holiday parties at work, among friends, and with family, there is a lot of food to be bought and consumed in the weeks to come. 

Whether you’ve been tasked to pick up dessert or just want to make your holiday party all the sweeter, you should know where to find the best San Antonio bakeries that sell whole pies.

If you’re looking to mix things up from the reliable and lovable Bill Miller Bar-B-Q or Luby’s, consider these 10 delectable spots for your next holiday get together.

Slice of cherry pie at Meemo's Bakery & Cafe.

Slice of cherry pie at Meemo’s Bakery & Cafe.

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Meemo’s Bakery & Café

Those with a sweet tooth will have a difficult time choosing what to order at Meemo’s Bakery, but consider that a good thing. As far as holiday parties are concerned, you’ll please the entire lineup when you go for any of the seasonal pies here, ranging from sweet potato and pumpkin to raspberry and bourbon pecan, though there’s plenty more to appreciate here.

Find it: 2611 Wagon Wheel St., San Antonio, TX 78217; 210-390-1592

Everything out of the kitchen at Williams Confectionery Crafts gets high praise, including its pies.

Everything out of the kitchen at Williams Confectionery Crafts gets high praise, including its pies.

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Williams Confectionery Crafts

For food and desserts made right, trust Williams Confectionery Crafts to leave you satisfied. This Live Oak spot has everything you need for this year’s dessert table, including buttermilk chess pie, blueberry, caramel apple pecan, blackberry, pecan, mixed berry, pumpkin, and even sweet potato pie.

Find it: 12107 Toepperwein Road #5A, Live Oak, TX 78233; 210-967-5200

One of the many pie selections from Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop. 

One of the many pie selections from Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop. 

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Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop

Get a taste of Southern sweetness when you treat yourself to some pies from Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop. Go traditional with the classic Southern custard (the namesake buttermilk pie) or opt for seasonal flavors with the I-40 (pecan with chocolate chips and toasted coconut), Granny’s apple, or Nanny’s pecan. Gluten-free pies are also available upon request.

Find it: 2907 N. Loop 1604 E., Suite 201, San Antonio, TX 78259; 210-721-7743

Front to back, production manager Marcia Chamberlain, distribution manager Ryan Mooney and IT department's Craig Smith package Heavenly Chocolate Pies for shipping at the Tootie Pie Company warehouse in Boerne, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013.

Front to back, production manager Marcia Chamberlain, distribution manager Ryan Mooney and IT department’s Craig Smith package Heavenly Chocolate Pies for shipping at the Tootie Pie Company warehouse in Boerne, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013.

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Tootie Pie Co.

Save yourself the drive out to Dripping Springs and head to Tootie Pie Co.’s Boerne location for some Hill Country delicacies. Holiday pies are up for grabs, with selections ranging from pecan and pumpkin to the traditional, but huge apple. Seriously, the Texas-sized apple pie is roughly six pounds each.

Find it: 1445 S. Main St., #120, Boerne, TX 78006; 830-331-7439

Powerhouse Bakery allows San Antonians with a gluten-free diet to enjoy a mix of desserts.

Powerhouse Bakery allows San Antonians with a gluten-free diet to enjoy a mix of desserts.

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Powerhouse Bakery

Don’t let gluten-free folks go through the holiday season without getting their fix of pie. Powerhouse Bakery will come through with its gluten-free pies that are a healthier alternative, with fillings like pumpkin, berry, cherry, and apple.

Find it: 4902 Golden Quail, Suite 101, San Antonio, TX 78240; 210-722-8464

Pecan pie at Bird Bakery.
Pecan pie at Bird Bakery.John Davenport /San Antonio Express-News

Bird Bakery

Though tiny, this Alamo Heights favorite is perfect for picturesque desserts that will impress with both its flavor and aesthetic. Bird Bakery has plenty of inspired flavors like Southern pecan pie, rustic apple pie, and chocolate pecan pie as well as peach and blueberry cobbler. Don’t worry, pumpkin pie is available for the season.

Find it: 5912 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78209; 210-804-2473

Nadler's Bakery knows how to make plenty of desserts, including the classic pumpkin pie.

Nadler’s Bakery knows how to make plenty of desserts, including the classic pumpkin pie.

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Nadler’s Bakery & Deli

A San Antonio institution since 1963, Nadler’s remains a go-to for all types of sweet treats. Do your holiday party right and grab a pie or two from this Babcock Road outpost, which makes pumpkin, apple, bourbon pecan, cherry, and so many more. You can even order your entire turkey dinner from here if you’d like!

Find it: 1621 Babcock Road, San Antonio, TX 78229; 210-340-1021

Bakery Lorraine will have three special pies.

Bakery Lorraine will have three special pies.

Bakery Lorraine Pies

Bakery Lorraine

With a location at the Pearl, the Rim, in the Medical Center, as well as in Boerne, you won’t have to go far to grab some desserts from the highly-regarded Bakery Lorraine. Place your pre-orders now to secure your nine-inch pie with fillings like apple cranberry, whiskey pecan, roasted pumpkin, and dutch apple.

Find it: Multiple locations in San Antonio

Lots of care goes into the pie crusts at The Bread Box.

Lots of care goes into the pie crusts at The Bread Box.

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The Bread Box

There is a delicious mix of gems located within The Alley On Bitters with The Bread Box among them. Made with all-natural and local ingredients, this bakery and cafe goes all in on holiday pies, offering a variety with the traditional apple and pecan as well as inventive whiskey pumpkin and chocolate pecan.

Find it: 555 W. Bitters Road, #115, San Antonio, TX 78216; 210-277-8612

Earl Abel's has coconut cream pie.

Earl Abel’s has coconut cream pie.

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Earl Abel’s

A nearly century-old diner regarded for its menu full of American eats, the pies are just as noteworthy over at Earl Abel’s. Whether you’ve had Earl Abel’s pies your entire life or are introducing them to a San Antonio transplant, consider flavors for the season like pumpkin, maple pecan, and apple.

Find it: 1639 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78215; 210-444-9424

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