10 Best Shops for Apple Pie in Virginia

Few foods have as special a place in the collective American heart as apple pie. This is especially true in Virginia, where we grow our own apples and bake year-round. Next time you’re in the mood for that perfect mix of flaky, crumbly sweetness, consider one of the following 10 best shops for apple pie in Virginia. It might just be the best you've ever had. 

The Pie Chest, Charlottesville, VA

The Pie Chest is one of Charlottesville’s go-to pie destinations with two locations, one on East High Street and another downtown. They serve sweet, savory, and breakfast pies with whole pies available by special order. Their apple pies in particular are seasonal, fresh, and delicious.

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Woodruff’s Store, Monroe, VA

Woodruff’s Store Café and Pie Shop offers a full café menu from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, but their claim to fame is their seasonal pies. Pre-orders are recommended if you’re interested in a whole pie or stop in for a slice of Angie’s Famous Apple for $3.50.

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Proper Pie Co., Richmond, VA

Proper Pie Company’s pies change daily, but you can count on the sweet pies generally being the same from day-to-day. Come on in for apple by the slice. 

Seasons Best Gourmet, Virginia Beach, VA

Seasons Best Gourmet in Virginia Beach has one of the best apple pies in the Tidewater area. They use fresh local ingredients “paired with traditional yet innovative recipes that preserve our southern heritage,” according to their Facebook page. 

Burnette’s Baked Goods, Hopewell, VA

Burnette’s Baked Goods offers homemade baked goods to customers in Hopewell, Virginia. Their nine-inch apple pies are just like momma makes. Consider the nine-inch French apple pie, too. 

Heidelberg Pastry Shoppe, Arlington, VA

Heidelberg Pastry Shoppe in Arlington, Virginia is an award-winning bakery known for their cakes, pastries, platters, and more. Apple pie lovers have three fantastic options to choose from. Try the apple caramel nut pie, apple cranberry pie, or the traditional apple pie.

Paul’s Bakery, Fredericksburg, VA

Paul’s Bakery in Fredericksburg, Virginia is open early and sells doughnuts, cakes, pastries, special holiday options, and pies. Their eight-inch apple made is made from Ida red apples and “has been modified for the health-conscious or restricted diet consumer,” according to their website description.

Amphora Bakery, Multiple locations

Amphora Bakery has a location in Herndon, Virginia, and another in Vienna. They have seasonal pies of the month, including a wonderful rustic apple cranberry pie. Come in for a mini apple pie or purchase a full one, an apple raspberry pie, or apple rhubarb.

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Livin' The Pie Life, Arlington, VA

Open since 2011, Livin' The Pie Life knows a thing or two about making apple pie. Mom's Traditional Apple Pie is crafted with three pounds of local apples from Twin Springs Fruit Farm and Catoctin Mountain Orchard.

The Happy Tart, Multiple locations

The Happy Tart, with a location in Alexandria and another in Falls Church, Virginia, offers a staggering number of pies, cakes, crepes, ciders, and event dishes. Indulge in their sour cream apple pie or lose yourself in their traditional apple pie. If you’re feeling saucy, consider the French apple tart. 

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