Happy Pi(e) Day! No better way to celebrate than to make plans for ALL THE PIE. My friends and I did the VERY HARD (and delicious) work of hunting down some of the best pie Boston has to offer. Here are our suggestions to get your pie on!
The pies from our first stop are absolutely gorgeous (like the cherry lattice pie above) but they are also delicious. I’ve been dreaming of this pie since our tasting. It’s also fighting for my favorite pie crust ever. Ever. So good. Here is the best thing about the Shoofly Pie Baking Co… DELIVERY. Can you hear the angels singing? This small batch bakery announces weekly flavors on Thursday of each week and ordering is available through the following Tuesday. Orders are placed one week in advance and delivered on Sundays and Wednesdays. Current delivery locations in Boston are Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury, Roslindale and Hyde Park. We are conducting a trial delivery location in Brookline for SUNDAY DELIVERY ONLY.
Live outside of the delivery area? Give them a shout through their website. OR consider them for your next party, office lunch, or wedding.
2. KO Pies
If comfort food is what you’re craving, we’ve got the perfect spot, actually spots, for you! KO Pies, with locations in South Boston and East Boston. It’s the perfect place to pick up lunch on the go. While you’re there, grab a pie (or three) for the freezer. KO serves Aussie style pies with its classic being a concoction of ground beef, sweet white onions, and peppered gravy. It’s actually one of my favorites. Pie of the month is currently bbq pulled pork. I wasn’t so sure when I ordered it but was a raving fan about two bites in.
3. Petsi Pies
Can’t decide between savory or sweet? Here’s the perfect place. Petsi Pies in Somerville (and Cambridge) has you covered. Which pie should you get? YES. Get all the pies. That’s all I have to say. We sampled a few of the pies for this post including the bacon, leek, and gruyere quiche and the banana chocolate cream both pictured above. (Photos by @d_grubs. Follow her on instagram for more awesome food photos!)
4. Southern Kin
Do you even need words after these photos? Seriously. Run, do not walk to Southern Kin, a restaurant located in Assembly Row in Somerville. Most come for the amazing southern cuisine (shrimp ‘n’ grits and fresh, baked biscuits with honey butter are some of my faves), and work hard to find room for dessert. You have the inside info. Start with the pie!
You see the Key Lime with toasted meringue and candied lime, the Georgia’s Peach Crumble Pie with caramel sauce and chantilly cream (OMG), and Brown Butter Bourbon Pecan Pie with chocolate ganache sauce in the photos above. You can also order all of these flavors by the clice or the whole pie (hint! hint!).
This favorite has a retail location in their production facility located in East Walpole. But you can pick up on of their pies at many locales including two of my favorites Brothers Marketplace and Volante Farm.
Disclosure: Some of these pies were provided complimentary for review purposes. All opinions are, as always, my own.