It’s a wonderful day for pie. Well, every day is a wonderful day for pie, especially when you live in the Sunshine City.
St. Petersburg has deep fried pumpkin pie, artfully crafted key lime pies and even deep fried pie. Below, you’ll find a selection of our personal favorite spots for a slice in the Burg. We’re also including a few favorites in the Tampa Bay region that go beyond just the ‘Burg.
Did we miss yours? Let us know in the comments. We’re always up for experiencing something new!
2057 Central Avenue
Love is in the name, and in the recipes. Seriously, the Key Lime Pie is PHENOMENAL, FANTASTIC, AMAZING! Apologies for the all caps, but I wanted to get my point across. The local owned vegan + gluten-free cafe offers delicious bagels, and arguably the best vegan burger in the entire region. But the dessert counter is what brings me back. The Red Velvet Beet Cake, the peanut butter pie, the exceptional chocolate chip cookies, and the exquisite Key Lime Pie are what I crave all day every day. I can’t celebrate this local gem enough.
200 Central Avenue
Gluten-free folks know the drill, Craft Kafé is the go-to spot for decadent chocolate on chocolate whoopie pies. They’ve also made some of our favorite holiday pies like pumpkin and apple. Seriously, you can’t go wrong with any of their baked goods. OH and their brioche buns are divine. Okay, now we’re hungry.
11024 4th Street N., St. Pete
Deep. Fried. Pie. We repeat: Deep fried pie. Funky Sweets is home to some of the most wild desserts in the Burg. You want a bucket of donuts? You can get them here. Want funnel cake covered in ice cream? You got it. Fried Oreos? Eat to your hearts desire. AND fried pie? Yea, that’s on the menu, in addition to fried cheesecake. Mark your calendars for the fall/winter season, because their fried pumpkin pie is unlike anything we’ve indulged in before.
Mazzaro’s Italian Market
2909 22nd Ave N, St. Pete
You can never go wrong with these Italian Market desserts.
Family owned and operated for more than 20 years, Mazzaro’s is dedicated to an interpersonal business model and functions with by connecting with its customers. They listen and react to crowd favorites as well as upholding a family atmosphere.
When it’s available, we recommend their blueberry pie. I mean, look at that picture!
Yoder’s Amish Market
3434 Bahia Vista St, Sarasota
The pies at Yoder’s are made fresh from scratch every morning. You can get them by the slice or the whole pie. Yoder’s has become a local tradition and favorite destination for many. The quality and freshness that began over a million pies ago is still the foundation of our strong customer loyalty and success. From the time the doors first opened on Main Street, Yoder’s Restaurant has established a culture of hearty portions and quality Amish home cooking, served with friendly service in a family atmosphere.
The banana cream pie is heavenly and absolutely worth the drive to Sarasota.
12777 Walsingham Rd, Largo
While Pie Factory is a little out of the way for those of us who hate leaving the Burg, you are gonna want to get out to Largo to experience the true Key West Tradition. Their Key Lime Pie is made from a recipe handed down for generations. So sit back, relax, and enjoy an old Key West atmosphere as you stuff your face full of the best Key Lime Pie in Tampa Bay.
2339 Martin Luther King Jr St N., St. Pete
Trip’s is one of the first places we think of when we think of pies. Named after the owners’ triplets, Libby, Will & John, they opened the Diner on March 12, 2012. They strive to be the perfect neighborhood restaurant that offers a variety of simple food. They have different pies on display every day. Let us know which one is your favorite in the comments below!