As a versatile food, pies can take on a number of delicious flavor combinations that can transform it from a savoury dinner dish to a decadent dessert. Whether you’re a newcomer or local, you will soon discover that Austin is home to many famed versions of this baked dish that are bound to cater to all taste buds, served in restaurants and cafes all around the city. From Southern classics to mouthwatering fruit and chocolate combinations, we take a look at the the top 10 pies in Austin.
Franklin Barbecue is known for barbecue so good that people are willing to wait 3-4 hours in line. The barbecue is not the only attraction on this menu, check out the Bourbon Banana Pie. Supplied by local bakery, The Cake & Spoon, some customers even say this pie is better than the barbecue! Small in size, but big in flavour, imagine a boozier banana pie pudding in a cookie pie crust. Be sure to get in line early, this one sells out quick! (Or visit Cake & Spoon at the SFC Farmer’s Market on Saturdays!)
One of Texas’ favourite pies has to be the Frito pie. Micklethwait Craft Meats takes this classic dish and cranks the flavor up a notch by adding brisket into the mix. The end product is a blend of brisket chili con carne, Frito chips, cheddar, sliced brisket, pickled jalapeño escabeche, house made sour cream and fresh cilantro. What makes this Brisket Frito Pie so good? Michlethwait knows their meats, you can even ask Michelle Obama, who made sure to stop by for some of their famous Texas barbecue during SXSW.