Many of us have no shortage of excuses for visiting , but Thanksgiving is one of the better ones. Freeport Bakery excels at everything it does, and its bakers are particularly adept with holiday goodies. Consider an apple, pumpkin, pecan, berry or mincemeat pie with a crunchy, buttery crust ($10.95-$14.95). There is also a pear fladen ($16.95)—a hand-shaped, rustic pie with local pears, cream Marsala and currants. The cranberry and pumpkin cheesecakes ($18.95-$26.95) have become Thanksgiving traditions in many local households. If you are really pulling out the stops, get the cornucopia cake ($37.95). It’s a centerpiece-worthy, horn-of-plenty-shaped buttermilk cake with raspberry and apricot filling; bittersweet-chocolate, butter-cream frosting; and fresh fruit. No matter what you prefer, get your order in now, so you’ll have an excuse to drop by for a pre-Thanksgiving indulgence. 2966 Freeport Boulevard, (916) 442-4256, www.freeportbakery.com.