Slices of pie, oh my! These sweet and savory slices are some of Philadelphia’s finest, just in time for Pi Day on March 14. From tart key lime to sweet chocolate pecan, these tarts are love at first bite.
A fresh slice of cherry pie.
Located just 30 minutes from South Philadelphia, this year-round orchard and farm market offers pie galore. Popular flavors include the orchard’s Dutch apple crumb and coconut custard. Recently added flavors, such as chocolate chip pecan and sweet potato crunch, are new favorites. After indulging your sweet tooth with these sublime slices, you can browse the rest of the orchard’s pickings, such as the lush garden center’s selection of seasonal plants. 137 W. Knowlton Rd, Media, PA, 610.876.7116, linvilla.com
Bridget Foy’s Bar and Kitchen
Since 1978, this woman-owned eatery serves everything from brunch to savory shareable apps, like their grilled pri pri wings. Don’t overlook the dessert menu too soon; Bridget Foy’s key lime pie and chocolate cream pie with caramelized peanuts make for a perfect conclusion to any meal. 200 South St., 215.922.1813, bridgetfoys.com
After opening the shop in 1987, this multi-generational Pennsylvania-Dutch family set the standard for all things sweet. Known for their whoopie pies and appealing assortment of fruit pies, the options for a prime Pi Day slice are endless. Familiar favorites include their best-selling shoo fly pie, which is made with Dutch molasses and brown sugar. 51 N. 12th St., 267.318.7480, beilersdoughnuts.com
Looking for a savory pie? Look no further than South Philly’s Sarcone’s: a fifth-generation, Italian bakery popular for its tomato pies. This half-pizza, half-pie specialty consists of homemade red sauce layered on square dough. Notes of oregano, garlic and parmesan complete the pie’s flavor profile. 758 S. 9th St., 215.922.0445, sarconesbakery.com
Flying Monkey Bakery
Our pie-day pick handmakes fresh mini-pies and made-to-order nine-inch pies. Located in the Reading Terminal Market, Flying Monkey is known for its seasonal Pumpple Cake: a two-layer cake with pies baked inside of each layer. You can’t find this at any other bakery—so don’t miss it! 51 N. 12th St., 215.928.0340, flyingmonkeyphilly.com
Tartes Pastry Shop
A fine fusion of American and French pastries awaits around the corner from the Betsy Ross house in Philly’s Old City neighborhood. This dulcet spot features coconut cream pies, blueberry lemon brown butter and raspberry grand marnier pie, to name a few. Other menu items include coconut macaroons and Belgian chocolate cake. 212 Arch St., 215.625.2510, tartespastryshop.com
The Bakeshop on 20th
Gluten-free and vegan options reign at this Rittenhouse Square neighborhood bakeshop. Family recipes, like the peach crumb and maple walnut pecan pies, are sure to satisfy your sugar craving. Not to mention, locally-sourced ingredients elevate this bakeshop from the rest. 269 S. 20th St., 215.644.9714, bakeshopon20th.com
Varallo Brothers Bakery
Since opening Varallo’s in 1981, these first-generation, Italian-American brothers became notorious for their heavenly confections. The fresh ricotta pie and tartinas are packed with authentic, traditional Italian flavors. Slices can be enjoyed in the cozy bakery, or shipped directly to the comfort of your home. 1639 S. 10th St., 215.952.0367, varallobrothersbakery.com
Photography by: Photo by Dilyara Garifullina