Let’s face it. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, certain choices need to be made. Whether you're cooking an intimate family dinner or hosting a massive potluck, every dish requires purposeful thought. This roundup will make one of your decisions easier: special Thanksgiving pies you can pick up around Honolulu. Don't wait too long — some of these places will stop taking pre-orders this week.
What: Coconut Sweet Potato, Sour Apple, and Manoa Dark Chocolate & Cocoa Nib pies
Where: 3408 Waialae Ave. Suite 104, Kaimuki, breadsbybreadshop.com
Cost: $40 per pie
Details: No more pre-orders available, but Breadshop will have a few pies on Nov. 27 and 28 for walk-in customers. You'll find some details on Breadshop's Instagram, like the coconut sweet potato pie's ingredient list of coconut shortbread, satsumaimo custard, candied calamondin and toasted black kumquat meringue.
What: Pumpkin, Fuji Apple Crumble, Maple Pecan pies
Where: 2752 Woodlawn Dr., Manoa, 988-4310, bakerieshonolulu.com
Details: Call in your orders and pick up during normal business hours (7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.) as well as on Thanksgiving Day from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Hawaiian Pie Company
What: Pumpkin Custard, Hawaiian Passion Pear, Apple, Banana Foster, Blueberry Peach, Caramel Apple, Cherry Crumble, Pear Peach, Pumpkin pies
Where: 508 Waiakamilo Rd., Kalihi, hawaiianpieco.com/collections/thanksgiving-pies
Details: Pre-orders at this popular Kalihi pie shop end today, Nov. 20. Afterward, their pumpkin custard, the pie of the month and other seasonal pies will only be available for walk-ins until Thanksgiving.
Kona Coffee Purveyors
What: Blueberry Fuji Apple Tart, Pumpkin Kouign Amann, Chocolate Pecan Tart, Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese pies
Where: 2330 Kalakaua Ave., Waikiki, konacoffeepurveyors.com
Details: These aren't pies, but they're a good option for Thanksgiving dessert: a varied selection of November-only pastries that will be welcome on any dessert table. Order by phone, email firstname.lastname@example.org or in person including on Thanksgiving Day, when the shop will be open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
What: Pumpkin, Pumpkin Crunch, Sweet Potato, Pecan, Macadamia Nut, Apple Crumb, Apple Cranberry Crumb, Vanilla Bean Custard, French Apple Custard with Almonds pies
Where: 979 Robello Lane, Kalihi, sweetrevengehonolulu.com
Details: From “Oahu’s first pie wagon,” a large selection of full-size 9-inch holiday offerings ranging from traditional pumpkin to french apple custard. You can order by email at email@example.com until Nov. 22 and pick up on Nov. 27 at the Blaisdell Farmer's Market or at Sweet Revenge's kitchen in Kalihi; or on Nov. 28 in Kalihi.
The Pig and the Lady
What: Li Hing Apple Pie and Pecan Pie
Where: 83 North King St., Chinatown, thepigandthelady.com/thanksgiving
Cost: $28 per pie
Details: Both pies are available for pre-order online through their website. Pickup is at the Chinatown restaurant on Nov. 27 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
What: Dutch Apple Pie
Where: 723 Umi St., Kalihi, http://thetuckshophawaii.com
Details: A 9-inch Dutch Apple Pie from this purveyor of multitudinous meat pies. Order by email only at firstname.lastname@example.org until today, Nov. 20 at 12 noon. You can pick up your pies at the Pacific Gateway Center in Kalihi or opt for a scheduled home delivery for an additional $3 on Nov. 26.