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The top 21 pies in Toronto by neighbourhood

Pie in Toronto is a seasonal delight, filled with berries and stone fruit in the summer months; pumpkin and minced meat as the temperatures cool; and of course, cream pies, which are always tasty. Luckily in Toronto, bakers have got the whole gamut covered.

Here are my picks for the top pies in Toronto by neighbourhood.

Kensington Natural Bakery is home to a variety of pies that often includes vegan, gluten-free and refined sugar-free versions in flavours like peach, pecan and cranberry.

Wiseys Pies and Bakehouse is perhaps most popular for its savoury, Kiwi-inspired selections, but you'll also find an array desserts, including individual and family-sized cherry, peach, apple, blueberry and strawberry pies.

Handcrafted pies from Sweet Seduction Bakery on Queen East are usually packed with fresh fruit, but on occasion, you'll find tempting novelties like the peanut butter pie with a chocolate crust or two-bite cherry chocolate pie pops on a stick.

Golden, double-crusted apple pies are a staple on the display counter at Bakerbots, but seasonal features should also be expected, especially pumpkin pies in the fall.

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Home Baking offers pie by the slice for immediate consumption as well as whole pies if you order with three days notice. Apple pie is pretty regular, though you'll also find pumpkin, blueberry and strawberry-rhubarb when in season.

Hot Oven Bakery boasts locations across the GTA. Look forward to all time favourites such as apple pie and apple crumble along with fruit flavours like raspberry, cherry, blueberry, peach and strawberry-rhubarb.

Absolute Bakery is a favourite among locals because its pie features a fantastically rich, buttery crust. Choose from pecan, apple, cherry, blueberry, mixed berry and French custard with fresh fruit on top.

On the weekends , you'll find an abundance of nine-inch pies ready for pick up at Andrea's Gerrard Street Bakery. Or take home a frozen pie for on any weekday. The all-butter crusts come filled with seasonal fruits like apple, strawberry rhubarb or mixed berries.

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Celena's Bakery makes pies with scratch-made crust filled with barely sweetened fresh fruit. Order full, family-sized or half-sized pies to suit your appetite guest list.

Sure, More than Pies does more than pies. That doesn't mean you should ignore the buttery crusts filled with fresh, seasonal fruit, coconut cream, pecans, raisins, pumpkin or rhubarb. Even gluten-free pies are available with advance notice.

The addictive crack pie from Milk Bar features a syrup-steeped crusted loaded with a sugary filling. Buy them whole or by the slice for take away at Momofuku's second floor sweet shop.

Deep dish fruit-filled pies are made to order with 48 hours notice by Bunner's Bakeshop. Locations in The Junction and in Kensington Market are locally famous for vegan, gluten-free baking.

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Wanda's Pie in the Sky specializes in pies of all types. Find buttery crusts filled with fresh fruit, cream pies topped with peaks of meringue and cold weather favourites like pumpkin and minced meat.

The selection at Bobbette & Belle includes the rich maple pecan pie along with lemon meringue and apple crumble in butter short crust.

Flaky Tart is an old-school bakeshop that prides itself on using fresh ingredients and home-style techniques. Chef Madelaine's fruit pies come in flavours like apple-pear-cranberry, apple-raspberry and strawberry-rhubarb.

Hansen's Danish Pastry Shop
This pastry shop on Pape takes a traditional European approach to its fruit and cream pies. Made daily, these babies are baked with love and are flaky, rich and piled high with filling.

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Home-style baked goods are what Mabel's does best. From sour cherry and wild blueberry, to key lime and coconut cream, the pie selection in store is always changing, but custom orders are welcome.

Lattice topped fruit pies filled with summer berries, double crust peach pies and key lime mousse pie heaped into a chocolate pastry crust are among the many delicious offerings at Phipp's.

Pie Squared deals in individual-sized pies. Favourites include the Apple Krisp as well as pastry crusts filled with bananas and Nutella or cream cheese and pumpkin.

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Pies at The Rolling Pin are next level. Among the many whimsical creations, find a PB&J pie, a sprinkles topped birthday cake pie and a s'mores pie featuring a rich chocolate filling, a graham cracker crust and torched marshmallows.

The Dessert Lady sticks to the classics and serves up apple pies and crumbles along with pumpkin, cherry and wild blueberry desserts in the heart of Yorkville.

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