For many of us, Thanksgiving is all about desserts. Plural. Here’s a round up of some fab take home options, by local masters we love. You’ll be a favored guest if you carry any of these sweet concoctions into your host’s home, and if it’s for your fam, well game on superstar.
Next to Ourselves, We Like Ice Cream Best
Everybody’s fave Salt & Straw has some incredible November seasonal flavors. They’re mimicking the flavors of the Tday meal via five styles of ice cream goodness. Here’s the full scoop: sweet potato and candied pecans, apple cranberry stuffing, salted caramel Thanksgiving turkey, pumpkin custard and spiced chevre and last but not least mince meat pie. They’re available all month long and best news of all, they’re donating one pint to Oregon Food Bank for every pint sold.
3345 SE Division St
2035 NE Alberta St
838 NW 23rd Ave
Well, Hello Pies!
Random Order will be rocking pumpkin, pecan and several types of apple pies. To know these guys, is to love these guys. So if you haven’t checked them out yet, car-pie di-yum.
1800 NE Alberta
Lauretta Jean’s mouth-watering all butter crust pies are available to order by Sunday the 24th @ 5:00. With choices like chocolate cream, coconut cream, salted pecan and blackberry raspberry streusel (among others), you will be the star of whatever party you grace that day. We are so grateful for Lauretta Jean’s!
3402 SE Division
SW 6th and Pine – located inside Cafe Velo
Grand Central Bakery is always a winner, aren’t they? From those kidtastic shortbread cookies in all kinda holiday shapes, to their frozen bake at home pies that make your house smell amazing, This Thanksgiving sink your teeth into one of their baked-to-order pumpkin or bourbon pecan pies or take home some of their seasonal breads for breakfast like Walnut Raisin Levain or Cranberry Pecan. And with locations all over our fair city, there’s just gotta be one near you.
No Pie Zone
Home of those colorful and delicious macarons, Pix Patisserie will be sure to garner more squeals of Ooh La La than when we were all rockin’ our 80’s Sassons. They’ve now concocted something called a macaronut; a macaron + donut. They also delight with delectables like a Chocolate Port Fig Tart and an Ichabod Creme. If you don’t make Thanksgiving a Fete du Macaron than attend theirs on November 30th and enjoy thirty flavors of free macarons, contests and a cupcake stomp.
2225 E. Burnside
St Honore is wowing with their usual French menagerie of yumminess. For T day they’re upping their production of breads and rolls. Plus…they’re baking up a limited time only savory roll. That’s all they’d tell us. Hmm…mysterious and delicious. Like it. See if you can get some. Then go try and find Sasquatch.
2335 NW Thurman
315 1st Street
Adorbs, right? The crew from Saint Cupcake really should be sainted. They’re rolling out their Pints & Pies deal again (small apple, pumpkin or pecan pies plus a pint of vanilla bean ice cream). Or you can getcha summa those fab turkey cupcakes. Call and order no later than Tuesday the 26th (the wings need to dry overnight) and bring these little gobble gobblers home to yours.
1138 SW Morrison
3300 SE Belmont
Gluten Free Goodness
Tula Gluten Free Bakery has yer gluten-avoiding back all feast long. They’re serving up gluten free pies, rolls, stuffing and more and need ya to call and reserve no later than 48 hours before go(bble) time.
4943 NE MLK Blvd (at Alberta)
Petunia’s Pies & Pastries owner Lisa calls herself a pastry revolutionary and dang if we don’t agree. Here’s but a portion of her list of gluten-free greatness for which to be most grateful come November 28th: salted caramel nut tart, double crust apple pie, pumpkin ginger cheesecake, or apple pecan carrot cake. Aw yeah. All run for $39 and need to be ordered by Tuesday, November 19th.
610 SW 12th Ave.
Tell us how you make your fab desserts: store bought or homemade? If store bought, where do you score your sweets? Tell us below!
— Liz Overson
Thanks for the photos Saint Cupcake, Tula Gluten Free Bakery, Lauretta Jean’s, Salt & Straw and Random Order’s Facebook pages.