Need to cook or bring a treat to a loved one this holiday season? There are many grocery stores, restaurants and bakeries in North Central where you can find ingredients for recipes or buy the perfect side dish or dessert for gatherings.

Pie Snob, which has a location at 6522 16th St., offers a wide variety of pies that you can order ahead of time or purchase in the store. Pies are available whole or by the slice. To learn more, visit

Karl’s Quality Bakery at 111 E. Dunlap Ave. offers many desserts including pies, poppy seed rings, almond rings, pumpkin chocolate chip loaf, cookies, pumpkin doughnuts and danishes. It also offers a variety of croissants, bear claws, pecan rolls, quiches and blueberry scones. You can order pies and other sweets to pick up at

You can order pumpkin, chocolate mousse, coconut cream and apple pies by Tuesday, Dec. 22, then pick them up Dec. 23 and Dec. 24 at The Collins restaurant at 3160 E. Camelback Road. Order by calling 602-730-3533 or visit The Macintosh at 2119 E. Camelback Road is offering pumpkin, key lime and butterscotch pecan pies that you can order by Dec. 22 and pick up on Dec. 23 and 24. Order by calling 602-368-8766 or visit The pies at both restaurants range in price from $20 to $24 each.

Find recipes and buy the ingredients you need to make them online and at Trader Joe’s locations including the one at 4821 N. 20th St. The store offers detailed recipes online at

Bashas’ grocery stores offer an extensive collection of snacks, desserts and party trays that are ideal for the holidays. The grocer sells fruit and cheese, garden vegetable, mini croissant sandwiches and other party trays. You also can find recipes on the Bashas’ website. Bashas’ has many locations including one at 5555 N. 7th St. To learn more, visit




Hello, North Central neighbor — thank you for visiting!

Sign up to receive our digital issue in your inbox each month.

We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.