When the topic of pie comes up, New Orleanians often lament the loss of Hubig's, the historic bakery destroyed by a fire in 2012. Hubig's fruit-filled hand pies were a staple at grocery and corner stores around the city. Yet while that bakery has never returned to operation, there's no shortage of places around New Orleans to get a piece of pie, from Hubig's-style fruit hand pies to slices of traditional, windowsill-style pies.
8801 Oak St.
This upscale but cozy diner-like restaurant in a converted gas station in the Riverbend offers its own interpretations of classics, like burgers, tacos, and mac and cheese. Not surprisingly, its dessert menu offers a version of another American classic: the apple pie. Each serving is a miniature pie in full, with fresh apples and a caramel sauce fully contained within a tasty crust.
Fry and Pie
2239 St. Claude Ave.
Located in the courtyard of the Hi-Ho Lounge in the Marigny, Fry and Pie offers a changing assortment of poutine-style loaded french fry plates and sweet individual pies. Recent offerings include an Elvis-themed peanut butter and banana pie; a berry pie made with a mix of blackberries, blueberries, and local strawberries; and a spicy chocolate and espresso dessert. Enjoy your pies (or fries) in Hi-Ho's courtyard or in the bar itself or dodge the concert crowd and order your pies at the street-side takeout window.
8555 Pontchartrain Blvd.
Visitors to the New Orleans lakefront are familiar with Russell's all-day breakfasts, seafood platters, and po-boys. But those who manage to leave room for dessert will find that Russell's offers an excellent assortment of decadent pies, including classic apple, traditional Southern pecan, and a chocolate and peanut butter pie topped with Reese's crumbles. A lemon ice box pie, reminiscent of key lime, delivers a tasty blend of sweet and sour. Pecan and apple pies are also available, and you can get them à la mode.
4037 Jefferson Hwy.
If you're craving a Hubig's-style hand pie, check a grocery store or coffee shop near you for Haydel's version of the classic treat, available throughout the region in flavors like apple, cherry, chocolate, and coconut creme. If you prefer, you can stop by Haydel's and pick up a pie directly from the bakery or even place an online order and have a shipment of pies sent anywhere in the United States.
701 Mazant St.
Located in the Bywater neighborhood, this cozy barbecue spot is renowned throughout New Orleans for its pork ribs, brisket, and pulled pork. It's also home to some of the city's most delicious pies, available by the slice, including a sweet pecan pie, a classic key lime pie, and a peanut butter pie. If you're just coming for dessert, skip the barbecue line and grab your pies at the bar.
High Hat Café
4500 Freret St.
Freret Street's High Hat Café is known for its interpretations of Southern and Louisiana cooking, such as fried catfish, barbecue shrimp, and pimento cheese fries. If you're staying for dessert, you might also want to try High Hat's chocolate chess pie, a classic Southern custardy treat. Specials of the
day also often include other pies, so make
sure to check with your server before
3021 St. Claude Ave.
Another option for Hubig's-style hand pies is this cozy bar in the Bywater. Flavors vary from day to day and take about 15 minutes to cook, giving you time to enjoy one of the bar's signature burgers, sides like fried pickles or pickled eggs, and numerous craft beers on tap. Pies are larger than the individual ones you might find at a convenience store, so be prepared to share with a friend or take some leftover pie to go.