I have these lovely country loving Amish friends who when you see them will regale you with pie. These are by far the best pie bakers in the pie loving universe, and they do their magic without the means of a modern kitchen. It is a loving relationship that began with a slice of raisin cream pie. This is how all relationships should begin.
Today is National Pie Day, and I believe this springs up several times each year. No matter, it is a wonderful time to grab a slice or two around town, and of course, we have a list.
The Original Market Diner starts off each day with about 25 pies of various flavors. Before the end of the day more pies are being baked to get the staff through the day. The best part about ordering pie here is that for dessert you can get a decent chicken fried steak.
There is not a thing wrong with baby pies, especially when they come from Donna’s Pie House who sells a large variety of Pie Bites as well as full sized pie. Mix and match for an optimum taste rush.
The best thing about Smoke is their pie. C’mon, you have to agree this mile-high mescal lime pie is not only beautiful, but wacky good. This is the year of mescal, by the way.
Emporium Pies in Bishop Arts brings pie to its full elevation with their beautiful and quite tasty pies. Single slices come in these beautiful tiny crates replete with its own wooden fork. Today they will do their annual savory pot pie for lunch. Get after that.
Pie Flutin’ Pastries is the newest piemonger on the scene. You can buy these babies online or where we first discovered them, at Uncle Uber’s Sammich Shop in Deep Ellum. They come in small, medium and large sizes. The small ones have less calories so you can eat a bunch of them!
Bowl and Barrel makes a wonderful butterscotch pie that will bring a very large man to tears with the very first bight. Today the boys at the lanes will be giving away free pie as long as you order something like a burger or any other entree. We understand this pie goes very well with the hot dog.
Malai Kitchen in West Village makes our favorite coconut pie. We once ran the recipe and you may still find it here.
Wait. Have you had the pot pie at the Grill on the Alley in the Galleria? It’s huge. Huge enough to share, but we know you won’t. You know you want a pot pie bigger than your head.
The Original Fried Pie Shop in Davis, Oklahoma is an undisputed champion of the fried pie. Their fresh fruit and custard fillings are house-made and devine. Now you can find these bad boys in Dallas at Bakers Ribs. Try the pulled pork version. Wow! I saw one of these fried pie shops in Hope, Arkansas and Canton, Texas recently; same folks and same pie.
We can’t forget our very favorite pie of all. This is the Preston Hollow pizza ordered at Dough on Forest Lane.