BEST SPECIALTY BAKERIES
Pie, Glorious Pie
If pie takes the cake in your book, head to Galloway’s Country Kitchen in Scarsdale. Everyone else does: the lines go down the block during the holidays. Galloway’s is an American family business; gregarious husband and wife co-owners, Patti and Bob Galloway, are the second generation. After World War II, Bob’s parents opened a luncheonette in Bronxville and later a bakery in Hartsdale (the current shop has been in its present location since 1962). Galloway’s offers a bevy of full-size and mini pies, such as cherry crumb, lemon meringue, and banana cream, which they churn out assembly-line fashion during the holidays. The same basic recipe has been used for a while, which you’ll realize is definitely a good thing—the flaky-crusted chocolate cream and coconut custard pies are delicious. And, even though they’re less famous, don’t overlook Galloway’s delectable glazed and jelly doughnuts, which I’ve been dreaming about for weeks. Before you head over there to get your fill, consider yourself warned: the bakery is open only Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
Galloway’s Country Kitchen, 69 Harney Rd., Scarsdale (914) 725-4074.