If cookies and cakes are kings, then pie would definitely be dubbed as the queen of the American dessert world. Considering its butter-enriched dough and the sweet and tangy fillings, there’s not really anything that can compete with the level of comfort these high-sugar, high-fat desserts give.
And although Bangkok’s streets are currently crammed with baked goods haunts, finding a bakery that is entirely dedicated to pies here in the city is quite tricky due to the fact that the buttery confection is not very common here in Thailand. However, for all you pie devotees, we are here to set your inner pie geek free and satisfy your sweet cravings with our list of 5 best places to get a good pie in Bangkok. Let’s hop into it.
London Pie Bangkok
The Americans show us how to rock pies with sweet fillings whilst the British folks show us how to make ultimate meat-based ones like cottage and shepherd’s pie, all served with mashed potato showered in gravy. London Pie, a pie-focused haunt within Sukhumvit 63, however, has combined the best of both worlds in their pie-packed menu. The Pork Pie (THB 150) is succulent but if you’ve got a thing for sweetness, the Blueberry (THB 150) and Apple Pie (THB 130) are the true killers.
London Pie Bangkok, 72/1 Soi Sukhumvit 63, Bangkok, +6694 658 8741; Open: Mon-Sun, 9 am-9 pm.
Clinton St. Baking Co.
Clinton St. Baking Co. is all about American classic comfort food. Nestled on the first floor of Siam Paragon, the pancake house boasts a red-painted wall that makes you feel as though you’re dining out in an American barn. And although the New York-born breakfast spot is famous for their buttermilk-enriched pancakes, the venue also serves up a variety of pies, for example, Chocolate Banana Cream Pie (THB 180 per slice) and Strawberry Rhubarb Pie (THB 180 per slice) that gives an ooey-gooey comfort which will warm your heart right up.
Clinton St. Baking Co., Siam Paragon, Ground Floor (North Zone), 991 Rama 1 Road, Bangkok, +662 129 4861; Open: Mon-Sun, 8 am-10 pm.
Bake A Cake by Vathanya
Who said you can’t indulge through Instagram? Bake A Cake by Vathanya makes it possible by selling delicious treats through the app and sprinkling delicious feeds all over her account. A true guru in tarts (pie-like mini desserts), any pie eater who finds it hard to pick apple pie over chocolate or pecan over a key lime pie, Bake A Cake should be your next move. The brand offers various pie flavours, spanning seasonal fruit, cherry, almond, chocolate cream and lemon meringue. So mix and match different flavours to create the pie box ofyour liking.
after all, coffee & bakery
If apple pie doesn’t give the zing you need, enliven your pie-eating habit with the tangy Key Lime Pie (THB 85) at after all, coffee & bakery. It’s bright, light and lime-y. The graham cracker crust even gives a wonderful crunch, complementing the pudding texture of the pie filling and the cloud-like whip cream on top. Located at Soi Pattanakarn 61, the bakehouse also makes amazingly-delicious cakes, puddings, Thai desserts and pies. So one stop there will satisfy any possible dessert craving you may have.
after all, coffee & bakery, 18 Soi Pattanakarn 61, Pattanakarn Road, Bangkok, +662 722 1831; Open: Tue-Sun, 8:30 am-6:30 pm.
Bourbon St. Restaurant & Oyster Bar
Known to be one of Bangkok’s best venues to throw a thanksgiving party, Bourbon St. Restaurant & Oyster Bar is definitely not shy when it comes to the American-style desserts. The Apple Pie here is excellent but it’s the Georgia Pecan Pie that truly sings with swank and excellence. Speckled with toasted pecan throughout the top, the pie oozes out toffee-y and nutty flavours that will leave you craving for a second – and third – bite.
Bourbon St. Restaurant & Oyster Bar, 9/39—40 Soi Tana Arcade Sukhumvit 63, Ekkamai, Bangkok, +662 381 680; Open: Mon-Sun, 7 am-1 am.
This article first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Bangkok on 15 June 2019.