Pumpkin pie may be a Thanksgiving staple, but there's no reason you can't enjoy this treat in December as well. In fact, December 25th (yes, you read that right) is National Pumpkin Pie Day. Why not celebrate it with a slice? There are many bakeries and restaurants serving delicious pumpkin pies in the area around North Canton and Akron. Our real estate agents have tracked down the best places to get one of these pies during December.
- Gardner Pie - 191 Logan Pkwy., Akron, OH 44319
Gardner Pie is a quaint Akron bakeshop that serves hundreds of pies a day to residents of Summit County. They offer pumpkin pie as part of their seasonal lineup throughout December, including a tiny 6-inch pie meant to be shared by just two people. Since pie is their specialty, you know it'll be a treat worthy of a spot on the table during any gathering you host this month — maybe even your Christmas dinner!
- The West Side Bakery - 2303 W. Market St., Akron, OH 443119
West Side Bakery has been in business since 1995, and they've been declared Best Local Bakery by Akron Life Magazine more than a dozen times in those 26 years. That impressive track record tells you everything you need to know about the quality of their goods. They may be better known for their cakes (including gorgeously frosted wedding cakes), but they also have pumpkin pie available to order all year round.
- Sweet Mary's Bakery - 76 E. Mill St., Akron, Ohio 44308
Sweet Mary's is a self-described micro-bakery, which means they operate a little differently than most of the shops on this list. Each of their baked items is handmade fresh each day in small batches. This gives their baked goods an incomparable taste and texture that sets them apart from the competition. Their buttery, flaky deep-dish pumpkin pie is available in both 6-inch and 9-inch sizes and can feed up to eight people. It can also be made with a gluten-free crust upon customer request.
- Grinders Above and Beyond - 1671 N. Main St., North Canton, OH 44720
Unlike most of the locations on this list, Grinders is not just a bakery but a full-service restaurant. The main dishes on their menu are their hearty sandwiches and wraps, but you can also order a few classic dinner items like strip steak, grilled salmon, and spaghetti with meatballs. They also offer a rotating selection of pie slices as part of their dessert menu. Pumpkin pie is part of this rotation, but since it isn't available every day, it may be best to call ahead and check if the restaurant is currently serving it before you head out for your meal.
- Studio Bakery - 4339 Dressler Ave. NW, North Canton, OH 44718
Studio Bakery is a popular destination for baked goods in North Canton. With many years' worth of happy customers singing their praises, this shop proudly serves cakes, macarons, frosted cookies, biscotti, and of course, pie. Their pumpkin pie is available in 5-inch or 8-inch sizes, allowing you to easily control portion sizes if you want to (we won't judge you if you don't).
- North Canton Farmer's Market - 1447 N. Main St., North Canton, OH 44720
Open from 3 to 7 pm every Wednesday, the North Canton Farmer's Market is a great place to find all of the items on your holiday shopping list — pumpkin pie included. This market's vendors sell fresh seasonal produce from local farmers as well as products from local artisans, such as preserves, hot sauce, handcrafted candles, and even homemade dog treats. Several bakers with shops in the area around North Canton sell their wares here, so you'll have plenty of selection available when choosing your delectable pie.
There's no such thing as a bad time for the mellow, slightly spicy sweetness of pumpkin pie. With such a vibrant culinary scene near our Akron homes for sale and North Canton homes for sale, you'll always have somewhere to go to get the latest tasty treat you're craving. Contact us today to arrange a viewing of any of our properties in this region or any of our other service areas around Ohio.