560 Franklin Ave Franklin Square, NY 516-561-6191
'No holiday meal would be complete without a pie from 'The Valley,' as we call it," wrote Cathy Alberti of Medford. Maria Mirabile of Malverne wrote, "We love them." Valley Caterers has been making pies for all of its 40 years in business, although "the variety has increased," according to Hank Martensen, co-owner with founder Siegfried Dawideit and Dawideit's son Steven. Valley sells a line of pies for around $11, but it's the "gourmet" line, filled with fresh apple, apple-cranberry, apple-walnut, strawberry-rhubarb, peach, blueberry-peach and blackberry streusel ($12.99 to $14.99) on which its reputation rests.Hours: 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday.