To some, pumpkins aren’t just a vegetable that somehow transforms into sweet treats and incredibly popular Starbucks drinks. Pumpkins are a way of life.
They come in all shapes and sizes – and it’s the only widely known produce product that can be eaten, toasted, carved and used for decorative purposes. Try doing that with any other vegetable!
Well, not the eggplant. That poor guy has been humanized in all the wrong ways…
Back to the pretty pumpkin. Of all the delicious creations that sprout from the orange, squash-like veggie, there’s one dessert that takes the cake.
Or should we say, pie?
Earls | Port Coquitlam
Okay, this may seem like a strange place to get a really good piece of pie, but trust us! I once ordered one piece, only to order another directly after. The cinnamon sugar and whip cream sit perfectly atop this flavourful dessert. It’s sweet, simple and pairs wonderfully with a Spanish Coffee. Located at 2850 Shaugnessy (Unit 5100).
The Coquitlam Grill | Coquitlam
A little birdie told us that The Coquitlam Grill serves up pumpkin pie heaven. Everything is home-cooked and it shows in the quality. Their pie boasts rich flavours of a Thanksgiving Night spent with family and loved ones. Paired perfectly with another slice of pumpkin pie! Located at 2635 Barnet Highway.
Gabi & Jules | Port Moody
Surely, if you hail from the Tri-Cities, you’ve been to Gabi & Jules. If you’ve yet to try their festive pumpkin pie, don’t wait any longer! The quaint pie shop specializes in all things deep-dished and filled with some sort of delicious surprise, but their pumpkin pie will put most to shame. Pop in for a slice, or take home a whole pumpkin pie – we guarantee you’ll leave with one. Located at 2302B Clarke Street.
Golden Ears Cheesecrafters | Pitt Meadows/Maple Ridge
So this secret gem does not have pumpkin pie. They go the extra mile and carry Pumpkin Pie Gelato! Sometimes, it’s nice to take a break from stuffing your pie hole with, well, pie. Golden Ears Cheesecrafters brings you the best piece of pumpkin pie with each lick! Located at 22270 128th Avenue.
Airport Coffee Shop | Chilliwack
Legend has it that people fly into the airport, have a piece of pie, then hop on a plane back home – that’s how good the pie is. Airport Coffee Shop’s pumpkin pie is definitely worth the drive (or flight) too! You can order a whole pie and try to pass it off as your own at one of your family dinners. Trust us, you’ll impress the table. Located at 46244 Airport Road.
Hilltop Diner | Langley
This legendary diner in Langley boasts more than just The Everest Challenge; their pumpkin pie is one of the best in Metro Vancouver. It’s simply pumpkin bliss with creamy textures and a dollop of whip cream on top. Located at 23904 Fraser Highway.
Sugar Patisserie | Surrey
This fabulous bakery does not have pumpkin pie slices – they have Pumpkin Cheesecake that is literally the best version of cheesecake you’ll ever sink your teeth into. You won’t just want a slice, you’ll want the whole thing (which you can buy an entire cake for yourself, no judging!). Located at 17767 64th Avenue.
The Pie Hole | Vancouver
Along with its clever name, The Pie Hole showcases true pie-baking skills with a line-up of delicious pies, including those of a pumpkin nature. Try their Bourbon Pecan Pumpkin Pie for a refreshing take on the classic. Pecans go perfectly with pumpkin flavours! Located at 401 Industrial Avenue.
The Pie Shoppe | Vancouver
This tiny gem is run by two ladies with a passion for pie and a knack for making a great dessert snack. Their take on pumpkin pie comes in the form of Heirloom Pumpkin & Spice – which, of course, pairs perfectly with a PSL! Located at 721 Gore Avenue.
Aphrodite’s Organic Cafe & Pie Shop | Kitsilano
Aphrodite is the Greek goddess of love, so it’s no surprise that this pie shop has completely stole our hearts when it comes to a crazy good pie. Pair their delicious, homemade pumpkin pie with a warm Chai Latte on a cold, autumn night and it’ll be love at first bite. Located at 3598 West 4th Avenue.
Had a perfect piece of pumpkin pie somewhere that we forgot to mention? Drop us a comment and we’ll gladly check them out!