The 8 Most Instagram-Worthy Pies From Virginia Bakeries

by Patricia Keppel | Posted: Jan 22, 2019

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Whether you’re celebrating National Pie Day (January 23), National Pi Day (March 14), or are simply in a pie state of mind, these eight Virginia bakeries offer some of the most mouthwatering, Instagram-worthy sweet slices.

 

The Pie Chest—Charlottesville

A cheerful Virginia bakery reminiscent of your grandmother’s kitchen, The Pie Chest serves a fresh selection of made-from-scratch pies daily.

 

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Happy Labor Day! We’re open 10:00 – 4:00, come see us.

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Woodruff’s—Monroe

Woodruff’s Café & Pie Shop has been baking their homemade pies to the Monroe community for over 60 years. If you try only one slice of their delicious pie, go with their famous Apple Pie, which was featured by Southern Living magazine.

 

Mom’s Apple Pie—Leesburg & Occoquan

Baking preservative-free pies using fresh fruits grown at nearby Lost Corner Farm, Mom’s Apple Pie offers homemade slices like Chocolate Pecan Pie, Bourbon Walnut Pie, and of course, an entire array of apple pies.

 

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Livin’ the Pie Life—Arlington

Owned by two Arlington moms that sold their pies at local farmer’s markets before opening a brick and mortar shop, Livin’ The Pie Life crafts sweet and savory pies, as well as other fresh-baked goods and desserts. Their Brown Butter Coconut Pie made the Washingtonian’s “Best Of” list in 2016 and 2017.

 

Blackbird Bakery—Bristol

Open 24 hours a day Monday-Saturday, Blackbird Bakery has garnered a reputation as one of the top bakeries in all of Southwest Virginia. While their pies are unquestionably yummy, they also have homemade donuts, pastries, cupcakes, and other baked treats from which to choose.

 

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Breakfast at one of the best places on earth! I’d drive to Bristol just to go here!

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Red Truck Bakery—Marshall & Warrenton

While Red Truck Bakery began in a rural farmhouse building about an hour west of Washington, D.C., the bakery has quickly grown in reputation, earning accolades from the New York Times, Southern Living, the Washingtonian, and even former President Barack Obama, who fell in love with the bakery’s Pecan Pie. They have expanded to a second location in Warrenton, and even sell a selection of their pies, cakes, and baked goodies online, shipping to customers all over the United States.

 

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Tommy Hilfiger’s 1954 Ford farm truck sits outside of the charming Red Truck Bakery in Warrenton.

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Proper Pie Co.—Richmond

Started by a New Zealand couple in the heart of Richmond’s Historic Church Hill neighborhood, Proper Pie Co. is known for both their sweet and savory pies. Don’t miss sampling their Pumpkin & Salted Caramel Pie and the Coconut Cream Pie, which were favorites of professional chef and foodie Alton Brown.

 

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I worked out twice this month. I deserve this 🏃🏽

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What sweet slice spots in the Commonwealth do you visit for a sugar fix? Share your top Virginia pie destinations with us in the comments below!

 

 

 

 

 

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You should try the pies at Spoon Dessert Cafe, Strawbridge shopping center, Virginia Beach, VA. Perfect!