Wednesday is National Pie Day (not to be confused with National Pi Day which falls in March). Whether you prefer your pies overflowing with fruit, or oozing with creme – it’s a great excuse to have a sweet treat in the middle of the week. To make your hunt for the perfect slice as easy as pie – here’s our list of the best spots in the Burg to celebrate the holiday.

Justified Bakeshop

This lovely little bakery has been winning over Williamsburg locals and visitors one bite at a time. From cookies and cupcakes to cheesecakes and cinnamon rolls – plus coffee, custom orders and more – Justified Bakeshop is the perfect spot when you’re craving a sweet treat. Favorite pies include Key Lime Tart, Lemon Meringue, Chocolate Ganache and more. Located near William & Mary and the historic downtown at 204 Armistead Avenue. Visit Justified Bakeshop

Customers say: “Fabulous!!! First trip. Read about it in a local magazine. Key lime tart, chocolate chip cookies, peach basil sorbet. Next time we will be coming here on day 1 and loading up. Very comparable to the New York bakeries were are used to. A must stop in Williamsburg.”

Carrot Tree Kitchens

Carrot Tree Kitchens is a cozy little restaurant with a breakfast, lunch and brunch menu that is a step back to the days of good old-fashioned scratch cooking. Also known for their bakery catering, Carrot Tree has created “reception perfection” for countless area brides. They offer a variety of delicious pies including holiday favorites such as mince and customer favorites that include strawberry rhubarb. Carrot Tree Kitchens has two Williamsburg locations – inside Historic Jamestowne and at 1303 Jamestown Road in the Colony Square shops, and one in Yorktown at 323 Water Street. Visit Carrot Tree Kitchens

Customers Say: “We tasted some homemade desserts – chocolate pie and key lime pie – complete with 2 forks per plate for sharing -thoughtful!. The pies were creamy, rich and delicious! My daughter and I have sampled many Florida key lime pies – The Carrot Tree key lime pie is the best we’ve had! We’re happy to recommend these desserts to everyone!” 

Blackbird Bakery

Blackbird Bakery is tucked away in charming downtown Williamsburg and offers delicious, fresh baked bread, pastries, cookies and other treats. Owned by David Everett, the master behind such local and visitor favorites as The Trellis Restaurant, Blue Talon Bistro and DoG Street Pub – Blackbird gathers the very best of his sweet creations which includes award-worthy pies. Blackbird Bakery is located at 407 W Duke of Gloucester St. Visit Blackbird Bakery

Customers say: “Learned about this place from a friend and went there to pick up a munchie while touring Colonial Williamsburg with visitors. It’s tucked away in Merchants Square, so look for it. The brownies are huge, the cheesecakes sooo yummy and the pecan pie tartlets aren’t the icky-sweet kind. They are light and you taste the pecans, not corn syrup. Best of all – the prices are so reasonable… a true hidden gem.”

Jamestown Pie Company

As the name suggests, Jamestown Pie Company specializes in pies. The shop is family owned and operated under the motto “Round food is good food!” The menu includes all types of specialty pies such as tried-and-true favorites including pumpkin, key lime, and pecan, plus bestsellers Bumbleberry, Butterscotch, and Apple Crumb. They even make fresh and delicious pizzas so you can grab dinner and dessert all in one place. Better yet, you can even order online! Visit Jamestown Pie Company

Customers Say: “What an awesomely delicious find! You could almost miss the little local shop, if it weren’t painted red. The aromas and visuals of pies of all flavors and varieties welcome you and entice you to order one of everything. We ordered a pizza, a savory seafood and prosciutto 9″ pie and a mini pecan pie… all was WONDERFUL!”

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