Percy Street Barbecue
900 South St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Percy Street Barbecue cooks up interesting and delectable food for lunch and dinner; here is where you can get barbecue but can try their famous pork belly sandwich. But they also happen to be a Best of Philly winner for “Best Pies” from Philadelphia Magazine in 2011. All of their food is homemade, and made with love. Some of the best pies you can find will be here.
Reading Terminal Market
51 N. 12th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
One of the best places in Philly for anything that is a bakery type item is Beiler’s Bakery in the Reading Terminal. This Pennsylvania Dutch bakery has been crafting up delicious sweet treats for the people of Philadelphia for nearly 40 years, but their traditions and knowledge goes back much further. If looking for apple pie, you should try their apple-raisin. Some of their other popular pie flavors are lemon meringue, shoo-fly, and coconut custard. Beiler’s also offers up an enormous variety of fresh made donuts. From the traditional apple cider to the unusual Elvis which of course is peanut butter, banana, and bacon.
1000 Marshallton-Thorndale Road
West Chester, PA 19380
For the freshest type of apple pie you may want it from a farm where the apples are picked. One of the top farms to visit would be Highland Orchards who have been around since 1941. The large 200 acre farm is open all week, and has picking options to the public nearly every day by the season. An apple pie here will be more delectable because they grow several varieties of apples in their orchards for their famous pies. You can enjoy all of their baked goods, farm stand foods and some of the best apple cider donuts in the area.
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1622 South St.
Philadelphia, PA 19146
Magpie is a popular stop in Philly for people who love their food round and savory. You can get a delicious slice of apple cranberry crunch pie here as well as other varieties that use apples. They also make other delicious desserts such as the unique Butterscotch Bourbon and the Café Mocha. Magpie sticks to a seasonal menu for the most part so in the fall you can enjoy varieties of pumpkin, and in the winter varieties of cherry. They also serve up savory pies like cheeseburger and pot pies. People who love to pair their beer with pies can do so for a special deal on Friday nights, you can get 1 savory, plus 3 sweet pie slices each paired with a beer that will complement the taste for $21.
1009 Christian St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Isgro Pastries is nearly famous for their cannolis, ricotta cookies and their Tiramisu. All of which are quintessential Italian desserts, that have been reported to be “the best ever had” (including those who have had it in Italy) So why come here for apple pie? Because they have mixed the correct balance of sweetness, to density of crust and as one customer said, Isgros’ apple pie should be the photo in the dictionary for apple pie. It’s that traditional, and that delicious.
Christina Dagnelli is a freelance writer in Philadelphia and the author of Little Squares with Colors: A Different way to look at autism. Her work on examiner can be found here Examiner.com.