As Thanksgiving dinner preparation begins, take dessert off your plate and leave it to the experts. From pies to tarts and pumpkin flavored treats, these local bakeries have every holiday indulgence you could desire.
Tatte Bakery & Cafe
Boston’s beloved Tatte bakery made it to DC this summer, and if you haven’t tried the brand’s tasty treats, Thanksgiving is the perfect day to start. The pumpkin pecan pie infused with bourbon brings the holiday classic to a whole new level, and don’t even get us started on the apple pie’s crust—think flaky, delectable and buttery. 1200 New Hampshire Ave. NW, 202.919.8300, tattebakery.com
Baked & Wired
Pumpkin lovers: run, don’t walk, to Baked & Wired for Thanksgiving dessert. Creamy pumpkin whoopie pies and pumpkin gingerbread iced loaf await you at their Jefferson Street shop and the brand’s sister store, A Baked Joint. Also, for a pre-feast morning treat, try the pumpkin doughnut muffins. Pre-order these sweets for the coming holiday on its website and pick up at one of the two shops. 1052 Thomas Jefferson St. NW, 703.663.8727, bakedandwired.com
Un je ne sais Quoi
This patisserie’s sweets will up the holiday dessert game, thanks to their luscious apple and pecan tarts and pastries. The individual delectable mont blancs—mini pie crusts topped with sweetened chestnut purée and fresh whipped cream—are also a must. Or, order the pecan Paris-brest puff pastries filled with smooth peanut butter cream incorporate seasonal flavors with a parisian flare. 1361 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202.721.0099, Instagram @unjenesaisquoipastry
With more 20 pies to choose from, Pie Sisters lives up to its name, with lactose- and gluten-free options to boot. Beyond the classics, this bakery serves flavors like s’mores, apple caramel crunch, cookies n’ cream, coconut cream and key lime with a crispy graham cracker crust. Place your order on the Sisters’ website and schedule a pick up, or even have dessert delivered. 3423 M St. NW, 202.338.7437, piesisters.com