Did you know? 6 out of every 10 apples eaten in the US come from Washington State. So we could think of no better way to celebrate National Apple Pie Day than to head to the unofficial capitol of apples. Below is a round up our favorite spots in Western Washington for this American delicacy.
- A la Mode – Seattle, WA. A la Mode does the impossible and improves the classic with their French Apple Pie. From the crumble topping to the organic apple insides perfectly seasoned with butter (duh), cinnamon and cloves, this pie will give your Grandma’s a run for its money. While you’re at A la Mode, you should probably also try their infamous Blue Hawaiian. Fresh blueberries and pineapple topped with toasted coconut—sign us up.
- Snohomish Pie Co – Snohomish, WA. With a flaky, golden-brown crust and gooey sweet apples with a hint of tartness, Snohomish Pie Co’s traditional apple pie does not disappoint. But if you feel like going against the grain, try the apple berry crumb pie, the shop’s bestseller. Apple + marionberry + crumb topping = heaven.
- Whidbey Pies – Greenbank, WA. Located on Whidbey Island just across the water from Seattle, Whidbey Pies may be a bit harder to get to, but it’s worth the trek. Try a slice of hot & fresh-from-the-oven salted caramel apple. Thankfully, available all year round.
- Lynden Dutch Bakery – Lynden, WA. This 100+ year old bakery lies just south of the Canadian border, so you might consider it off-the-beaten-path. But the second you bite into one of their caramel apple pies, you’ll thank yourself for making the trip. Just thinking of that flaky apple pie smothered in a thick layer of caramel is making us drool.
- Pie Bar – Seattle, WA. Pie Bar was created to cater to those who “crave sugar & booze” and it lives up to that promise. Drop inside this cafe in the heart of Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood to grab a slice of their famous apple crumble. And if you’d prefer to drink your calories, try the potent Apple Pie Moonshine Mule or a Dutch Apple Pietini (think a creamy martini with apple & butternut schnapps).