Slideshow: 6 Pies We Love in Austin

Sweet Tea Pie at Lucy's Fried Chicken
Sweet Tea Pie at Lucy's Fried Chicken

The homey desserts at this fried chicken joint suit the casual picnic table and paper towel ambiance. Sweet tea flavors the melt-in-your-mouth custard filling in this otherwise traditional chess pie. A mysterious pop of lemon hits the back of your tongue as you take a bite.

Lucy's Fried Chicken: 2218 College Avenue Austin, TX 78704 (map); 512-297-2423; lucysfriedchicken.com/

Blueberry Pie at Pieous
Blueberry Pie at Pieous
This Southwest Austin pizza joint is already getting plenty of attention for their Neapolitan pies, but their desserts are also noteworthy. This blueberry pie is densely packed with whole blueberries and topped with an oat crumble. Don't be fooled by the pie's scalloped edged—this is not a tart. The tender yet flaky pie crust is one of the best in town.

Pieous: 12005 Highway 290 West, Austin, TX 78737 (map); 512-394-7041; facebook.com/Pieous

Coconut Cream Pie at The Monument Cafe
Coconut Cream Pie at The Monument Cafe

A soft and doughy crust cradles this pie's rich coconut filling. The custard is vaguely evocative of cheesecake dotted with shredded coconut, and the fluffy whipped cream topping is finished with toasted coconut. It's worth the drive to Georgetown just for the pie, but The Monument Cafe makes great sandwiches too.

The Monument Cafe: 500 South Austin Avenue, Georgetown, TX 78627 (map); 512-930-9586; themonumentcafe.com

Banana Cream Pie at Sugar Mama's Bakeshop
Banana Cream Pie at Sugar Mama's Bakeshop

The mini banana cream pie at this South Austin bakery is perfect for sharing with a friend. A crackery crust cradles the cool pudding. They don't disappoint in the flavor department—this pie is full of banana slices and natural banana flavor. The pie is topped with lightly sweetened whipped cream drizzled generously with caramel.

Sugar Mama's Bakeshop: 1905 South 1st Street, Austin, TX 78704 (map); 512-448-3727 ; sugarmamasbakeshop.com

Pecan Pie at The Frisco Shop
Pecan Pie at The Frisco Shop

My mother-in-law makes the best pecan pie in Texas, but the next best option is the Frisco Shop. This pie separates into layers: the bottom remains custardy and just slightly undercooked, while the caramelized pecans form a crispy top layer.

The Frisco: 6801 Burnet Road, Austin, TX 78757(map) 512-459-6279; thefriscoaustin.com