5 Fort Worth spots to get your holiday pies and other treats
The holiday season is synonymous with mouthwatering goodies, especially in the south. A lot of us have grown up with our mama’s pecan pie in the center of the table, or nana’s spice cake that gets fought over before dinner is even served.
Rest assured, if you aren’t able to make it home this holiday season or you want to take a load off your mama’s shoulder’s this year, Fort Worth is full of tasty options.
Here are our top five:
Swiss Pastry Shop
The Swiss Pastry Shop has been a local institution for over 30 years and has been hailed as THE spot to go to for delicious baked goods. With a 4.5-star rating on TripAdvisor, you know you’re in good hands. The best part about choosing this location for your holiday dessert is that they have various serving sizes to fit everyone’s needs, so no more feeling guilty eating those leftover slices of pie post-holiday (unless that’s your favorite part, of course, in which you could get a bigger size than you think you’d need!)
What to get: The shop is known for their Black Forest Cake, a rich, German chocolate and cream cake with cherry filling.
Address: 3936 West Vickery Blvd., Fort Worth
Hours: 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; closed Sundays and Mondays.
If traditional holiday desserts are your jam, then Emporium Pies has got you covered. This quaint pie shop is said to put creative spins on classic pies. The owners, three sisters, have worked hard to bring locals a “pie company devoted to making Fine Pie for Fine Folk.” It is recommended that if you want a whole pie to order ahead, as their three locations get very busy. One thing to note: they rotate some pies based on seasons.
What to get: You can’t go wrong with The Nannerz or Father Christmas.
Address: 411 S Main St., Suite 121, Fort Worth
Hours: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays; 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.
Stir Crazy Baked Goods
Stir Crazy Baked Goods offers traditional and nontraditional treats, including Blondies and decorated sugar cookies, perfect for any holiday gathering or just a quick treat when you head home from dinner. If savory holiday treats are more your speed, they’ve got you covered there too with holiday quiches and sweet rolls. They even offer certain gluten free options.
What to get: The Cranberry Apple pie is to die for, and you can’t go wrong with the Chocolate Bourbon Pecan pie either. If you’d rather try something different than a pie, we recommend the cinnamon sweet roll.
Address: 1251 W. Magnolia Ave., Fort Worth
Hours: Noon – 6 p.m. Mondays; 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; closed on Sundays.
Blue Bonnet Bakery
Blue Bonnet Bakery claims their fame comes from “their pecan pies, fruit pies, Texas fudge cakes, carrot cakes, Italian cream cakes, eclairs and cream puffs.” They offer special pies around the holidays and advise guests to order in advance if they want a whole pie for the family.
What to get: Their fruit pies are a fun way to add some color to the holiday table, but their pumpkin pies are just like mama used to make, so grab a slice while you still can.
Address: 4705 Camp Bowie Boulevard, Fort Worth
Hours: 7 p.m. – 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturdays; closed Sundays.
Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop
Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop is located just down the road from Blue Bonnett. This is a great spot to get a little something different for the holidays, like their Cloud 9. Yes, it has ice cream on top, but we all know the holiday season in Texas still calls for some cooling down.
What to get: Try a slice of their seasonal pie while it lasts, or grab a bite of Granny’s Apple (apple pies are perfect for any holiday!)
Address: 6120 Camp Bowie Boulevard, Fort Worth
Hours: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays