Slice of Heaven: Where to Find Fantastic Pies in Delco

Pie is the quintessential autumn dessert. From creamy custard pies topped with dollops of whipped cream, to classic all-American fruit pies criss-crossed with flaky lattices, there are so many flavors and styles of pies in Delco to dig into!

Plus, ordering pie from a local bakery or farmstand is one of the smartest Thanksgiving shortcuts. We recommend spending your time and energy making the turkey and sides, and leave the pies to the pros! With one less thing to make — and making a pie from scratch is oddly trickier than it seems — we guarantee you’ll be less stressed.  

Here are some small businesses in Delco where you can find splendid pies, during the holidays and all year long!


Photo courtesy of Jacquette’s

Jacquette’s Bakery

This charming bakery, which has been family-owned and -operated since 1980, specializes in a wide range of desserts, including special occasion cakes, French pastries, cookies and cheesecakes. Jacquette’s is also a top-notch place to find pie, with a selection of over a dozen flavors, like its Brownie Pie, French apple pie and chocolate mousse pie. If you prefer a smaller portion, or want to try multiple flavors, try the cute mini 3-inch pies!

2076 Sproul Rd., Broomall; (610) 353-2550.


Photo courtesy of Jacquette’s


Apple Walnut Cafe

The slogan of this old-school breakfast cafe and lunch counter is, “The pie that built a cafe!” The pie in question is the signature apple walnut pie, with a cream-cheese-and-sweet-apple filling, topped with cinnamon and brown sugar-coated English black walnuts. Unsurprisingly, it pairs very well with hot coffee and makes a lovely sweet bite after any of Apple Walnut Cafe’s savory dishes. It’s a local delicacy that’s not to be missed! Order by the slice in the cafe, or purchase an entire pie from the catering menu. 

2924 West Chester Pike, Broomall; (610) 353-1384.


Springfield Diner

The centerpiece of this retro, chrome-fronted diner is the dessert case, laden with fluffy cakes and glistening pies. Much like the extensive menu at Springfield Diner, the selection of delectable desserts goes on and on, with plenty of housemade classic pies to choose from, like chocolate cream, banana cream and lemon meringue. Slices, which mostly come in under $4 a piece, are an affordable way to indulge. 

720 Baltimore Pike, Springfield; (610) 338-0404.


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Pastry Pants

Find this exciting new bakery in a converted woodshop behind a home, tucked away on a leafy lane in Swarthmore. Its everyday offerings include epic rice cereal treats, crave-worthy brown butter chocolate chip cookies, gloriously fluffy cinnamon rolls, and much more. For Thanksgiving, Pastry Pants has launched a seasonal pre-order menu of pies (and biscuits!);  some highlights include the extra-smooth and tangy Pastry Pants Pumpkin Pie; the salty, citrusy, creamy key lime pie; and apple crumb pie, with juicy, caramelized apples, a rich and flaky crust and a crunchy oat crumble topping. Some gluten-free options are also available.

 207 Cornell Ave., Swarthmore; (610) 328-3963.



As its name suggests, SophistiCakes is all about beautiful custom cakes for weddings, showers, birthdays, graduations and other special occasions. But, this all-scratch local bakery also makes a mean pie! This Thanksgiving, SophistiCakes is offering freshly baked pies in five flavors: apple lattice, cherry lattice, pecan, pumpkin and sweet potato. Pre-orders are strongly encouraged.

4824 Drexelbrook Dr., Drexel Hill; (610) 626-7900.


Kyj’s Bakery 

With three locations in Delco, Kyj’s Bakery is beloved by southern Delco residents; the butter cookies, strawberry shortcake, chocolate cake and homemade pierogi gain rave reviews. Pies are frequently available, as well, especially around the holidays. Order ahead, or just drop in and peruse the pastry case, to see what’s available. If it’s there, do try the traditional pumpkin pie, with an extra-flaky crust and super-smooth filling.

2702 W. 3rd St., Chester; (610) 494-9400; 23 E. Brookhaven Rd., Brookhaven; (610) 874-4355;  3372 Chichester Ave., Boothwyn; (610) 494-1962.


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Weinrich German Bakery

Since 1961, R. Weinrich German Bakery has been using fresh, high-quality ingredients and its own, time-honored recipes to craft some of the best baked goods in the area. In addition to bread, pastries and cakes, find a gorgeous array of pies here, each made on premises with scratch-made fillings and pie crusts. Choose from what’s in the case, or pre-order a custom pie; there are a number of sizes (4-, 8,- and 10-inch pies) and flavors, including fruit pies, like apple, peach and cherry, and custard pies, like banana cream and lemon meringue. 

3545 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square; (610) 356-9918


Traub’s Bakery

Traub’s is known for donuts (25 flavors on offer every day) and cakes, but it also has robust pie offerings to try. In addition to rotating flavors, there is a special Thanksgiving pie menu, which is open now for pre-orders. It features all the favorites, like pumpkin, pecan, mince, Boston cream and caramel apple. 

1020 Lincoln Ave., Prospect Park; (610) 534-8288.

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Emily Kovach


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