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? Whether it's Pi Day, Thanksgiving, or any day that ends in "y," it's always the right time for Pie! 

Pro Tip: You can also order whole pies for carryout at most of these restaurants.

The Best Pies in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Cherry Monster Pie from Bakerson Pie Co

GK Baked Goods

The talented crew at GK Baked Goods (202 W Berry Street) serves the Fort Wayne community and area restaurants with amazing high-end pastries and breads. So, of course, their pies are no joke! If you are around the corner and want to grab a coffee and a sweet treat, GK's lattes and hand pies are the way to go! However, if you are interested in full pies, you’ll want to place a custom order through GK Baked Goods’ website.

Pastries behind a glass at GK Cafe labeled as Hand Pies

Paula's On Main

A fantastic spot for Key Lime Pie is Paula's on Main (1732 W Main Street) -- "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.

Cindy's Diner

Enjoy a burger and fries at this authentic '50s diner, but don't leave without finishing up with pie! Cindy's Diner (230 W Berry Street) offers various pies on a rotating basis. They make the perfect ending to your meal of comfort food.

Lunch Box Cafe

After being opened for almost 30 years, Lunch Box Cafe (8814 Coldwater Rd) has perfected the art of pie making. While they offer a rotating variety of single serve pies for their customers, whole homemade pies can also be made with a 24-hour notice. There are over 25 flavor options to pick from so no one will be disappointed. 

Bakerson Pies Karmel Krusted

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.

Purple Mountain Cheesecake (and Pie!)

For a decadent treat, order ahead from Purple Mountain Cheesecake (424 E Wayne Street) for their Sugar Cream Pie, Dutch Apple Pie, or Lattice Top Apple Pie. While you order your pie, might as well try one of their many cheesecake flavors (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.

Purple Mountain Cheesecake 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 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. 

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.

This post was originally published in October 2018 and has been updated. Last updated: May 2024