Photo by Brent Fuchs.
Photo by Brent Fuchs.

Pie Junkie

French Silk Pie

Pie Junkie was recently named one of the 10 destinations in America for pie by USA Today, and one bite of the Drunken Turtle or Bird Dog Buttermilk will confirm that ranking. Though there’s no bad bite at the Junkie, the bakery’s take on the classic French silk pie is breathtaking. Silky chocolate mousse is poured into a baked crust and topped with whipped cream. The simple layers produce a rich, chocolaty bite that is lightened by the whipped cream and complemented with flaky piecrust. It’s a classic done right. 1711 NW 16th St., Oklahoma City. www.piejunkie.com

Photo by Natalie Green.
Photo by Natalie Green.

White Lion Pub

The Devonshire

White Lion is a haven for Oklahomans as well as expats craving an authentic British pub experience. The small, cozy rooms are warmed by fireplace in the chilly months, and the beer and spirits flow at tables surrounded by friends and family. The authenticity of White Lion extends to the food, as well, with authentic British cuisine like fish and chips and steak and kidney pie. The Devonshire pie, filled with chicken and mushrooms in creamy white sauce, is served with “chips” and peas and should be accompanied by a pint for optimal experience. 6927 S. Canton Ave., Tulsa. 918.491.6533.

Photo by Natalie Green.
Photo by Natalie Green.

Hammett House Restaurant

Lemon Pecan Pie

Made from scratch daily, the pies at Hammett House are great for holidays, special occasions or simply an everyday indulgence. Both pie staples as well as specialty pies are offered on a daily basis, and the restaurant’s website boasts recipes for a handful of its famed pies. The lemon pecan pie is an original direct from the kitchen of LaNelle, an original owner of Hammett House. The tart lemon custard is topped with pecans and baked until golden. It’s perfect with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a cup of coffee. 1616 W. Will Rogers Blvd., Claremore. www.hammetthouse.com

Saints

Shepherd’s Pie

Saints joined in on the revitalization of Oklahoma City’s 16th Street Plaza District when it opened its doors in 2011. Its friendly, relaxed and cozy, pub-style atmosphere indoors has always welcomed new and familiar faces to enjoy the top-notch Irish cuisine it serves. Whether sitting at the bar or at one of Saints’ tables, a full, Irish-inspired menu offers tasty bites that are sure to impress. Although the pie at Saints won’t cure your sweet tooth, it will satisfy your hunger, because we’re not talking about a slice of pie – we’re talking about the shepherd’s pie. Underneath Irish cheddar mashed potatoes, lamb, beef, carrots, onions and celery stew in a Guinness broth, and the flavors meld together perfectly, making for one satisfying spoonful after another. 1715 NW 16th St., Oklahoma City. www.saintspubokc.com

Ike’s Chili

Frito Pie

The original Ike Johnson opened his first chili parlor in Tulsa in 1908. Today, when people hear the name Ike, they most likely think delicious chili, because Johnson’s experimentation with flavors and ingredients crafted a highly sought-after dish. If you’re walking down 11th Street, you can’t miss Ike’s newest location: A brick building with large windows covered in perforated films depicting historical images of Ike’s and Tulsa. Step inside for a taste that’s 108 years old. While you can’t go wrong when choosing a dish off this famous menu, we recommend feasting on the Frito Pie. If you think you’ve tasted it all and you haven’t tried Ike’s take on nachos, you’ll definitely want to dig in. Ike’s famous chili covers a bowl of Fritos. The chili is crowned with cheddar cheese and onions. After taking a bite out of this pie, you’ll understand what the fuss is all about. 1503 E. 11th St. Tulsa. www.ikeschilius.com

Michael V’s

Coconut Cream Pie

This upscale restaurant with an Italian twist has provided a gourmet dining experience in south Tulsa for almost a decade. One may think an Italian joint would pride itself on cannoli or tiramisu for dessert offerings. But at Michael V’s, it’s the pie – specifically the coconut cream – that attracts those with a sweet tooth. Flaky pastry crust is filled with smooth coconut cream and topped with a fluffy meringue. The pie is perfect consumed with a glass of red wine or strong Italian coffee. 8222 E. 103rd St., Suite 137, Tulsa. www.michaelvsrestaurant.com