In the long-acclimated history of jokes and pranks, I’ve always cringed at someone getting a pie to the face. Not for the mess or out of empathy for the heel, but because what kind of insensitive clown just wasted a perfectly decadent pie? Ever since watching Twin Peaks in the early ’90s, I’ve searched high and low for the perfect slice. The combination of a sweet gooey inside with a thick flaky crust is enough to make any sweet tooth swoon. With fall comes apple and pumpkin harvest, which means pie season is among us. So what better time to jump in the car, throw on Warrant’s Greatest Hits and see if anyone in Spokane can give Sweeney Todd a run for his money.
12622 E. Sprague Ave.
If you are looking for pie in Spokane, Conley’s is your one-stop shop. Head in for some homemade Irish fare and stay for a full menu of pies served whole or by the slice. From peanut butter and chocolate to dutch apple, Conley’s takes “fresh made daily” to a new level. I was lucky enough to try a slice of their very last Strawberry pie of the season. A flaky, buttery crust pilled high with a heap of sweet berries.
Lilac City Bakery
1215 N. Ruby
The first thing I ever made in my high school home economics class was meringue, so I always get excited to find a pie covered in its sugary goodness. Lilac City, who is the new sister bakery of Celebrations Cupcakes, has a few assorted pies—this one packed full of a delicious tangy lemon filling that melted in my mouth.
1235 S. Grand Blvd.
Whoever decided chocolate and peanut butter belong in pie? I owe them a high five. Lindaman’s has long been a favorite of pastry lovers. It takes one look into their enormous glass case full of cakes, cookies, cheesecakes and pie to realize that you’re about to indulge in something special. A rich sugary slice of their famous peanut butter and chocolate pie is just that.
Beckís Harvest House—Winner
9919 E. Greenbluff Rd.
It only makes sense that because Green Bluff Farms is famous for it’s apples and pumpkins, thepies made from their harvest should be equally as delicious. Just north of Spokane, Green Bluff is a perfect family day trip. Visit the corn maze, tour the pumpkin patch but more importantly swing by the bakery to pick up a warm cinnamon apple pie. Beck’s is perfect for a quick dessert or ordering ahead for large family holiday gatherings.