10 Best Apple Pie Shops in Massachusetts

Just because it’s fairly easy to make—hence the old phrase, “Easy as pie,” doesn’t by any means make apple pie less exquisite. In Massachusetts’ the local shops and bakeries are crafting up apple pies with love. Don’t forget to pick up a quart of vanilla ice cream. Here are the best places for apple pie in the state!  

Pie in the Sky, Woods Hole, MA

Pie in the Sky will serve you up a piece of delicious homemade apple pie or you can buy a whole pie to take home with you. Even better, you can order a pie for someone special who doesn’t live near the Cape, and have it shipped directly to them. Why not share the love? Is there any better gift to receive than apple pie made from scratch?

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Marion’s Pie Shop, Chatham, MA

Marion’s Pie Shop uses only the freshest ingredients in their apple pies, and they’ve even been featured on the Phantom Gourmet, the Bay State’s and New England’s TV show that sets culinary standards very high. Once you’ve savored that first taste, you’ll know why they made the grade.

Antoine’s Pastry Shop, Newton, MA

Choose from two varieties of apple pie at Antoine’s Pastry Shop. Indulge in the classic apple pie or tempt your taste buds with their Apple Ricotta Pie. Either way you’ll enjoy fresh, local apples and tender, flaky crust that melts in your mouth. Order early for your holiday pies!

Violette’s Gluten-Free Bakery, Cambridge, MA

Call ahead to see what’s on the menu at Violette’s Gluten-Free Bakery, and be prepared for a treat. Apple pie makes the cut frequently, allowing those who can’t eat gluten to indulge in this seasonal delight.

Blacker’s Bakeshop, Newton Centre, MA

Blacker’s Bakeshop is Kosher/Pareve. There is no dairy in their baked goods, nor are there any nuts. Many of their items are vegan, too. This means those with religious food restrictions or dietary restrictions can indulge in sweet delicacies. The apple pie at Blacker’s is spectacular. Made with local apples (when in season), you’ll enjoy every mouth-watering bite. Be sure to order early for the holidays.

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Modern Pastry Shop, Medford, MA

Stop in to Modern Pastry Shop and try to get away with buying just an apple pie. It’s highly likely you can’t leave without at least a couple more delicacies. Their apple pies are huge hits with locals. Even Bostonians drive into Medford to buy their pies. Treat yourself to a piece of apple pie right there in the shop, and sip a rich, creamy cappuccino to wash it down. You might discover this to be your new favorite escape!

Bittersweet Bake Shoppe, Tyngsboro, MA

At Bittersweet Bake Shoppe you’ll find the kind of local bakery you remember from childhood. Countless sweets await, ready to temp your palate. The apple pies sell out quickly here, so if you need one for a special occasion—or just to satisfy your own craving—be sure to order by phone only. They don’t accept online orders. The coffee here is exceptional, too.

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Lyndell’s Bakery, Somerville, MA

Lyndell’s Bakery is believed to be among the oldest bakeries where everything is made from scratch, to exist in the U.S. Operating since 1887, the recipes for many of their treats date back that far. The apple pies from Lyndell’s are second to none. The right balance of tart and sweet, wrapped inside a tender, flaky crust makes for pie perfection.

Maria’s Pastry Shop, Boston, MA

The only time each year that Maria’s Pastry Shop features apple pie is the week of Thanksgiving, but it’s so incredible it deserved a mention. The Italian bakery specializes in cannolis, cookies and more, but their apple pies fly off the shelves during that holiday week. Order early and buy extra to put in your freezer. After eating one of Maria’s apple pies, you’ll be counting the days until Thanksgiving of next year.

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Colarusso’s Bakery, Stoneham, MA

Apple pie is baked fresh daily at Colarusso’s Bakery in Stoneham. They’re so good, however, that they frequently sell out. Call ahead if you want to be certain your pie awaits you. And definitely order your pies early for both Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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