Better than Hostess

Hand pies, Nido by Magpie

If you grew up with Hostess fruit pies and fried McDonald's pastries, you might hanker for a healthier version now. Hightail it to Nido by Magpie on R Street. Their fresh hand pies ($2.50) come with seasonal fruit—most recently apples with cinnamon—and a light glaze of sugar. The filling is chunky and lightly sweetened rather than a sugar-laden puree; the pastry is flaky and buttery. You can eat it in a few bites or try the larger toaster pastry version, available at sister location Yellowbill. 1409 R Street,