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8 Places to Satisfy your Pie Craving in Downtown DSM

Pies in Downtown Des Moines

Whether you need a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla bean to top it, satisfy your pie craving at these bakeries and eateries in Downtown Des Moines (DSM). You’re sure to find a slice of heaven here!

Bubba DSM

There’s nothing more Southern than a slice of pie after a hearty meal. Bubba’s whiskey pecan pie is served with vanilla ice cream and topped with caramel sauce. Or give the oatmeal cream pie a sample, made with decadent cream cheese and apple-citrus compote.


Pie on a cinnamon roll? Why not! Cinnaholic has several pie roll flavors: blueberry pie, maple pecan pie and caramel apple pie. Try them all!

Fourth + Court Hy-Vee

With an extensive bakery, pop in for grab-and-go sweet treats whenever you need them! Or call in to order in advance for custom needs.

Photo Credit: French silk, pecan and other pies from Molly's Cupcakes

Molly’s Cupcakes

Yep, there is much more than just cupcakes here! Shop a selection of whole pies, including flavors like apple, cherry, French chocolate silk, pecan and pumpkin (must be ordered in advance). Who said anything about sharing?

Pie Bird Pies at Peace Tree

Every Friday, Pie Bird Pies delivers pre-ordered goods to Peace Tree’s Des Moines Branch in the Historic East Village! Choose from whole pies, by the slice and hand pie options. Take a look at the weekly menu and order something yummy for the future.

Pie Birds Pie Slice

Photo Credit: Black bottom oat slice by Pie Bird Pies

Thistle’s Summit

Find a little twist on the traditional pie here, with little yummy handheld baked goodies. Order a dozen Pumpkin Whoopie Pies or snag some Oatmeal Cream Pies. So good!

The Stuffed Olive

Order your pie in a glass! The Stuffed Olive’s pecan pie martini is made with Frangelico, Dr. McGillicuddy’s Vanilla, Buttershots, cream, caramel and molasses bitters. And the banana cream pie martini includes Smirnoff Whipped Cream Vodka, Crème de Banana and Baileys Irish cream. Both are garnished with a caramel and graham cracker rim. Cheers!

Tupelo Honey Café

Get your comfort food fix here, fully complete with a slice of brown butter pecan pie! The dark chocolate drizzle on top will have you swooning. Choose from mini- and regular-sized options.

BONUS: Zombie Burger + Drink Lab

For a limited time only, stop in for THE GHOST OF ARCHIMEDES milkshake: vanilla ice cream + coconut cream pie pieces alongside key lime pie pieces, topped with whipped cream, toasted coconut + candied lime. This shake can be served as-is or ordered spiked with Malibu rum for adults ages 21+ with a valid ID. (Don’t miss it! This pie-themed milkshake is only available March 10 through 17 as supplies last.)

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