Pastry chef Carolyn Crow’s attitude this year is, don’t mess with the classics. She’s offering a pumpkin pie ($15) and chocolate pecan pie ($20). Place orders by phone by Nov. 16 and pick up at the restaurant on Nov. 21 from 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
8081 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. 301-565-9700.
La Chapina Bakery
For a Guatemalan accent, try the signature tres leches cake (eight-inch, $20; full sheet, $120). Place orders at the bakery or by phone by Nov. 18 and pick up during regular business hours (7 a.m.-8 p.m.) with three days’ notice required for large cake orders. Delivery available.
1401 University Blvd. E., G-21, Hyattsville. 301-408-3700.
Choose from classic options such as pumpkin pie, apple pie and pecan pie, or try an unexpected offering, like pear-cherry-sour cream pie, rosemary-pine nut tart or chocolate-hazelnut-espresso tart (two-inch, $2; four-inch, $4; nine-inch, $20). Place orders by phone, at the bakery, or by e-mailing bakersdozen@ northsidesocialarlington.com through Nov. 20, and pick up 48 hours later at the shop during regular business hours (Monday-Wednesday, 6 a.m.-10 p.m.; Thursday, 6 a.m.-11 p.m.; Friday, 6 a.m.-midnight; Saturday, 7 a.m.-midnight, Sunday 7 a.m.–10 p.m.); until 2:30 on Thanksgiving Day.
3211 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-465-0145.www.northside
Start a tradition by ordering icy treats modeled on Mexican paletas. Seasonally appropriate pop flavors include pumpkin pie, carrot-apple-ginger, honey-apricot and Honeycrisp apple ($2.50 each). Available during regular business hours ( Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m.).
1781 Florida Ave. NW. 202-558-5224.www.pleasantpops.com.
It’s all about the pumpkin: pumpkin macarons ($1.45 each), cinnamon-glazed pumpkin pound cake (six-inch, $13), pumpkin pie topped with whipped cream and a pumpkin macaron (nine-inch, $24) and pumpkin cheesecake (seven-inch, $28). There are non-squash options: chocolate cream pie (nine-inch, $23) and a rustic Granny Smith apple tart (seven-inch, $25). Place orders by phone or at the bakery with 24 hours’ notice, and pick up during regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.)
4611 Sangamore Rd., Bethesda; 301-229-8180.www.praline-
These pies are worth the drive: caramel-pumpkin, mincemeat crowned with bourbon-smoked sugar and sweet potato-pecan-bourbon (all 10-inch, $24 each). The nine-inch maple-glazed apple Bundt cake spiced with nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger ($14) is equally worthy of a road trip. Place orders at the bakery or by phone by Nov. 17, and pick up on Nov. 21, 6:30 a.m.-4 p.m. (earlier pickups can be arranged).
22 Waterloo St., Warrenton. 540-347-2224.
Gourmet catering in style: turkey-shaped sugar cookies dipped in chocolate ($3.60 each), butterscotch pudding cups topped with black pepper cream and a molasses snap ($2.05 each) and individual pumpkin mousses with cranberry compote and meringue ($2.50 each). Place orders by phone until 2 p.m. Nov. 19 and pick up Nov. 21, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Minimum of 10 servings on all orders. Delivery available.