Pi Day (aka 3.14). The day when math lovers everywhere celebrate that mathematical constant that is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. Whether you’re a mathematician at heart or just a lover of pie, we’ve rounded up six places where you can have pie for breakfast, pie for dinner and then naturally, pie for dessert on March 14. And for moms and dads looking to go a slice further, we’ve even included a few places where you can wash it all down with a pie-eyed-making boozy beverage.
photo: High 5 Pie Facebook Page
For the Whole Family
High 5 Pie
High 5 Pie, now located in Burien, offers a new take on some vintage pies. From their classic lattice pies, to their mini pies they call petite 5’s, to their slab pies and gluten-free pies, they’ve got pie every which way you can imagine. Try a savory Flipside—High 5’s take on a hand pie that is fully encased in crust and makes an easy hand-held dinner at any age. Our favorites are the classic chicken pot pie and the spinach feta. Round out your meal with a piece of High 5’s best selling marionberry pie and take home a pie in a jar for those midnight pie cravings.
High 5 Pie
11620 Ambaum Blvd. S.W.
Burien, Wa 98146
Hours: Mon.-Sat., 7 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun. 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
photo: A la Mode Pies Facebook page
A la Mode Pies
A la Mode Pies has been on the pie scene for several years in Seattle. They have two cafe locations, one on Phinney Ridge and another in West Seattle, plus several other locations around town serving their pies. And they offer pie delivery! Their Phinney Ridge location is located across from Woodland Park Zoo, so after a morning of looking at the animals you can take your little wildlings to A la Mode for a slice of quiche and a Lollipie to make the day’s adventure really sweet. Or snag a sitter and head to A la Mode Pies’ West Seattle location which offers rich, creamy, boozy milkshakes that are inspired by the pies themselves and made with scoops of Husky Deli ice cream. Named after West Seattle locations, these milkshakes are not only delish, but clever too. Psst… we recommend trying the Admiral Apple or Lincoln Park Lime.
Pie Extra: It’s hard to resist french fries, but A la Mode Pies’ pie fries—made from real flaky pie crust—are completely irresistible! Your little sugar addicts will go bananas over the tried and true cinnamon and sugar pie fries and everyone in your crew will love the parmesan and herbs combo. Looking for a sophisticated taste? Try the cinnamon hazelnut.
Good to Know: If you want to master your pie-making skills, A la Mode pies offers classes at both locations. Create the perfect flaky crust and fanciful fillings with hands-on techniques and guidance from the Pie Guy himself.
A la Mode Pies – Phinney Ridge
5821 Phinney Ave. N.
Seattle, Wa 98103
Hours: Daily, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
A la Mode Pies – West Seattle
4225 Alaska St.(corner of California Ave. & Alaska St.)
Seattle, Wa 98116
Hours: Sun.-Thurs., 8 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 9 a.m.-11 p.m.
photo: Pie Fremont Facebook Page
The handmade pies at Pie in Fremont are worth getting up early for. Bakers are rolling, crimping and baking everyday at 5:30 a.m., so that hungry pie aficionados can walk up to the counter and order meat, veggie or sweet hand size pies when the doors open. Among the daily offerings are Broccoli Cheddar and English Meat, Berry Awesome and Apple, of course, but if you’re lucky you will walk in on a day when Channa Masala or Meaty Mac and Cheese are on the menu. The handmade pies are guaranteed to fill tiny tummies with creative combinations.
Good to Know: The pies are perfectly individually portioned with mini-mini pies sized just right for a two bite treat. Pie also offers mobile pies. Follow them on twitter to find out where their pie mobile will be and what’s on the daily menu.
3515 Fremont Ave N.
Seattle, Wa 98103
Hours: Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 9 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
photo: 314 Pie Facebook page
Perfect for Pi Day is 314 Pie… a mobile food truck inspired by the pie-centered culture of New Zealand. Casey Cooper and Deke Kotrla offer a variety of savory pies sourcing local ingredients, like Pacific Northwest beef and chicken, whenever they can. They also offer a limited number of seasonal pies. The pair travel around the city doling out pieces of their delicious pies to hungry pie lovers. Watch their twitter feed to find out where their truck will be parked on any given day. Or to make it easy as pie (sorry, we couldn’t resist) you can have a pie delivered to your door through Amazon Fresh.
photo: Pie Bar Seattle Facebook page
For Grown-Ups Only
Pie Bar Seattle
Sorry kids, this one is for adults only! Two words: pie and booze (okay, that was three.) Pie Bar Seattle—a genius way for adults to have their dessert and drink it too offers two locations in Seattle. Hello, delicious! In addition to liquid pie concoctions, they also serve savory pies, but who can resist apple pie and a cocktail, especially when that cocktail is pie-inspired (ins-PIE-ered?). Dessert cocktails include Apple Pie Moonshine Mule and best sellers Burning Apron and Key Lime Pietini.
Good to Know: Owners Lyssa Lewis and her husband are the founders of the Pie Bar Seattle, located on Capitol Hill, and they gifted the Pie Bar Ballard location to Lyssa’s twin sister. If you can’t snag a sitter, kids are welcome on the lower level of the Capital Hill location. The Ballard location is 21 and over.
Pie Extra: Both locations have a walk-up window where you can order your slice to go! It’s open from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m., daily.
Pie Bar Seattle
1361 E. Olive Way
Seattle, Wa 98122
Hours: Wed.-Sun., 6 p.m.-midnight; inside Pie Bar is reserved for private parties and special occasions on Mon. and Tues.
Pie Bar Ballard
2218 N.W. Market St.
Seattle, Wa 98107
Hours: Mon., Wed.-Thurs., 3 p.m.-midnight; Fri., 3 p.m.-2 a.m.; Sat.-Sun., 11 a.m.-2 a.m.; closed on Tues.
Where is your family’s favorite place to score a slice of pie? Tell us in the Comments below.
— Natalia Dotto
Feature photo courtesy of A La Mode Pies via Yelp.