There are two types of people in the world: cake people and pie people. Though we’re not one to choose sides, life’s pretty sweet for the pie inclined in Dallas, where we have a bevy of renowned pie shops at our dessert-loving disposal. Whether you prefer yours à la mode, with whipped cream, or perfectly plain, you’ll find a slice that hits the spot.
Where to find our top tins:
A neon sign that reads “To Live and Pie in Oak Cliff” beckons sweet-toothed passersby to the 400-square-foot space on Oak Cliff’s Tyler Street. The menu features the same flavors Armida Ortega used to bring to markets: The Mellow Yellow (vanilla custard and banana), The Big Sexy (Grand Marnier and strawberries), the Suit & Tie (chocolate mousse with a sweet-and-salty crust), and the American Pie (apple, naturally).
It’s hard not to fall in love with the charming pies at this adorable shop. Owners Megan Wilkes and Mary Sparks serve their slices in quaint plates for $5 each, and the Cloud Nine is worth every penny.
in a strip center on Garland Road is a quaint shop, with a country-cottage look and a lineup that includes old-fashioned apple and a tangy buttermilk chess from a chef who turned in his toque for the sweet side. Don’t miss the chocolate cream pie, with a rich, silky pot de crème filling, or the coconut cream pie, decadent with a coconut custard full of chewy coconut shreds.