by Victoria Ellender
If you’re planning a Thanksgiving Day gathering but feeling a bit short on time, don’t fret. There are plenty of local options to satisfy your sweet tooth and round out your holiday gathering with true Southern decadence. Whether it’s scrumptious traditional pumpkin, sweet potato or pecan pie you’re craving or perhaps a twist on a Thanksgiving favorite, our local bakeries are preparing a bountiful spread this year in Southwest Louisiana.
Pronia’s Deli and Bakery
Pronia’s Deli and Bakery offers a full array of fall favorites including carrot spice cake, sweet potato pies, and fall flavored cupcakes. In preparation for Thanksgiving Day, customers can order a variety dessert tray, a delicious pumpkin cheesecake, or Pronia’s famous Sweet Potato Cake—a family favorite for generations.
A limited supply will be available each day in the store or customers can special order now by calling 337-478-0785. 3021 Kirkman Street, Lake Charles.
The Bekery is serving up the whole pie this year! Chocolate crème, pecan, pumpkin, apple crumble or lemon meringue, oh my! If you’re looking for a specialty cheesecake, choose between classic, pumpkin or turtle cheesecake, or try their delicious pumpkin rolls or gourmet carrot cakes.
Place your Thanksgiving order before November 18 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their store at 2040 E. Walnut Street, Lake Charles.
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store
Cracker Barrel has all the fixings covered for your Thanksgiving feast with entire meals made to order for groups of five, ten, 15 or more. Their full-service staff makes it easy . . . pull right up to the door and pick up ahead of Turkey day, or head inside the store and choose from an assortment of pies, including pecan pie, chocolate pecan pie, apple.
Go to www.crackerbarrel.com for their full menu or to place your order. 1100 Pintail St., Sulphur.
Two Sisters Deli and Pecan House
Two Sisters Deli and Pecan House has all the family favorites this year! Sweet potato pie, pumpkin pie, and delicious pumpkin spice cakes—all made to order for your family gathering. Or try their famous Hershey Bar Cake – a family favorite for chocolate lovers.
1624 N. Pine Street in DeRidder.
The Village Coffeehouse
It’s time for Fall gatherings and an authentic sense of community at the Village Coffeehouse. Serve your guests a delicious cinnamon spice cake or a batch of their pumpkin snickerdoodle cookies.
Place a batch order at 337-428-1620 or stop by and sample by the slice before you order. 121 S Huntington Street, Sulphur.
Honey B Ham
Honey B Ham brings all the Thanksgiving favorites, making your holiday meal easy and effortless. Dedicated to helping you set your table with ease, they offer full trays of casseroles and delicious sides in addition to their famous ham and turkey. Their dessert options are just as plentiful including an assortment of traditional pies – pumpkin, pecan, and apple.
www.honeybham.net, 337-478-3354, 506 E Prien Lake Road, Lake Charles.
Great Harvest Bread Co.
If you’re looking for unique desserts that wow the crowd, head to Great Harvest Bread Company and feast your eyes on their cake loaf offerings including pumpkin chocolate chip, apple pecan, cranberry almond, and hummingbird. Order a fully baked “Take Home Pan,” of decadent bread pudding, which serves up to 16 guests. Choose from the following flavors of bread pudding: cinnamon burst, red white and blueberry, or seasonal cranberry orange.
All daily sweets can be ordered in larger quantities until November 19 at www.greatharvestlakecharlesla.com or call 337-477-3033. 4112 Lake St., Lake Charles.