January 20, 2017
National Pie Day is January 23. What better place to celebrate than in Cabarrus County? In fact, Cabarrus County’s largest city, Concord, is the number seven city in America with the most bakeries per capita — 4.58, to be exact. So we rounded up some of the best spots in Cabarrus County to grab a slice (or a whole pie — we won’t judge) based on the most mouthwatering photos we could find on Instagram.
Villani’s Bakery is located in Historic Downtown Concord and focuses on timeless pastries and desserts, like this creamy peanut butter pie. In its dessert case you’ll also find cookies, cupcakes, muffins, cheesecakes, and breads. They also have free Wi-Fi – because if you can’t Instagram your dessert on the spot, does it even count? villanisbakery.com
The Sweet Life
Also in Downtown Concord, The Sweet Life specializes in custom cakes for weddings, birthdays, and other special occasions. It has 50 cake and cupcake flavors including orange dreamsicle, PB&J, chocolate-covered cherry, and seasonal flavors like egg nog and peppermint. Try the pecan or apple pie, which are also available as cupcake flavors. thesweetlifenc.com
Crispy’s Bar & Grill
A bacon-themed restaurant may not be the first place to cross your mind when thinking about pie, but don’t rule out Crispy’s Bar & Grill in Kannapolis. You truly haven’t lived until you’ve tried their bacon-wrapped, deep-fried apple pie or their deep dish candied bacon pecan pie. A recent film stop for Travel Channel’s “Food Paradise” program, Crispy’s is sure to be a hit with the meat lovers in your life. facebook.com/Crispysbarandgrill
Jim ‘N Nick’s Community Bar-B-Q
Jim ‘N Nick’s may be known for barbecue, but did you know they also serve up homemade pies made fresh daily? Their selection includes pecan, coconut cream, lemon, peanut butter and chocolate (pictured above). These happy customers could barely stop themselves from taking a forkful before snapping a photo! jimnnicks.com
If you’re just not that into pie, you can still get in on the fun with Moon Pie ice cream at Cabarrus Creamery. This Southern-born sweet treat features graham cracker, marshmallow and chocolate and pairs perfectly with rich, homemade ice cream. Or try key lime pie and butter pecan, which, in our opinion, totally count. cabarruscreamery.com
After you partake in National Pie Day this year, be sure to share your pick with us using #WhereRacingLives.