I readily admit to having a sweet tooth. And I know I'm not alone in that. So how about some sweet talk today -- specifically, where to buy some of the best pie in Fort Wayne, Indiana?
Pro Tip: You can also order whole pies for carryout at most of these restaurants listed below. Whether it's Pi Day, Thanksgiving, or any day that ends in "y," it's always the right time for Pie!
The Best Pies in Fort Wayne, Indiana
For Fort Wayne's newest pie shop (now located inside Sassie Cakes at 1014 Broadway, and also at Ft. Wayne's Farmers Market on Saturdays), it's a simple process: 1) Choose a flavor. 2) Choose a pickup time. 3) Unite with your pie. (order here)
Easier said than done when it comes to choosing — with flavors like Cherry Monster (pictured above), Tollhouse Pie, Bourbon Pecan, Baileys 'N Sugar Cream Pie, and so much more. Struggling to pick one flavor? Try their 4-Pack of Minis with 4 different flavors!
Purple Mountain Cheesecake (and Pie!)
For a decadent treat, head to Purple Mountain Cheesecake (424 E Wayne Street) for their Sugar Cream Pie, Dutch Apple Pie, or Lattice Top Apple Pie. And really, is cheesecake more pie or cake? Might as well try one of their many cheesecake flavors while you're there to cover your bases (you won't regret it!). Available in 9" and 6". In the summer, you can catch their big purple food truck offering slices of cheesecake all around town.
If you've tried and loved the pie at Coney Island, guess what? It was made at Purple Mountain Cheesecake, which makes all pies for the Fort Wayne icon.
Looking for a unique pie? Check out Sweets So Geek, located at 6722 E State Blvd.
At this quirky dessert shop, you can buy custom-order pies. A look at their dessert menu reveals pies that you don't find every day: Horchata Churro Pie. Fireball Dutch Apple Pie. Cold Brew Coffee Pie. Even several flavors of "Piecakens" — a pie inside of a cake! At Sweets So Geek, look for interesting crust varieties and newfangled pies sure to entice your mind as well as your tastebuds.
Lock Shock and Horchata Pie. Apple Raspberry Rosé Pie. Horchata Churro Pie. Even Hoosier Heart Attack, which is a sugar cream pie baked inside a spice cake and frosted with vanilla buttercream.
Give them a call at (260) 312-5758 or email Chad@SweetsSoGeek.com to place your order.
Rise 'n Roll
You probably think of the famous Amish doughnuts when you think of Rise 'n Roll (5129 Illinois Rd and 509 E Dupont). But, Rise 'n Roll makes more — cakes, muffins, cookies, and yes, pies. Pies at Rise 'n Roll are delectable and varied. You can choose among Reese's Cream, Crunch Delight, Rhubarb Cream, Red Raspberry, Peach, Sour Cream Blueberry, and that's just a beginning.
Sara's Family Restaurant
Sara's Family Restaurant, 5792 Coventry Lane, has long been a favorite place for me to meet a friend for lunch. Sara's offers delicious breakfasts, lunches, and dinners, with a huge menu and generous quantities of food with a home-cooked touch. Be sure to save room for some of their delicious pecan or coconut meringue pie.
The Friendly Fox
Located in the heart of Southwood Park (4001 S. Wayne), The Friendly Fox is one of my go-to favorite spots to pop into for a hot drink or a fun, creative lunch entree. They also offer pie — primarily key lime, "but it's amazing," said the manager. They also feature other assorted flavors from time to time. Give their in-house-crafted creations a try! And check out their Facebook page for daily dessert updates.
Paula's On Main
Another super spot for Key Lime Pie is Paula's on Main (1732 W Main St) -- "the best north of Florida," I was told by an employee. They also offer chocolate peanut butter pie, and other flavors are available on a rotating basis. Want a whole pie? Paula's will sell it to you, in a glass pie plate that you can return for $5 off your next pie — and you may even be able to pass it off as one you've made yourself. Stop by Paula's on your birthday or anniversary and they'll even offer you a free slice.
Enjoy a burger and fries at this authentic '50s diner, but don't leave without finishing up with pie! Cindy's Diner offers various pies on a rotating basis. They make the perfect ending to your meal of comfort food.
GK Baked Goods
The talented crew at GK Baked Goods serves the Fort Wayne community and area restaurants with amazing high-end pastries and breads. So, of course, their pies are no joke! View their online menu to pre-order and pick up at Junk Ditch Brewing Company (1825 W Main St.). Or visit their booth or food truck Saturday mornings at the YLNI Farmers Market or the Ft. Wayne's Farmers Market (visit Farmers Markets Page) to try one of their mouthwatering Hand Pies — the perfect size for you to enjoy on the go.
This post was originally published in October 2018 and has been updated. Last updated: March 2021