Easy as Pi: 6 Perfect Pie Shops to Celebrate 3.14

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Ahh, Pi Day (aka March 14). The day when math lovers everywhere celebrate 3.14, the never-ending mathematical constant that is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. While you don’t need a reason to eat pie, we can’t think of a better day to indulge. Whether you’re a mathematical maestro or a pie aficionado, we’ve rounded up six places where you can have pie any time of day on 3.14. Scroll down to see where to dig in!

A la Mode Pies

A la Mode Pies has been wowing pie enthusiasts 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 from Shoreline to Seatac! Their Phinney Ridge shop is located across from Woodland Park Zoo, so after a morning of animal viewing, you can take your little adventurers to A la Mode for a slice of quiche and a petite Lollipie to make the day’s adventure really sweet. If you’re kid-free, 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. 

Good to Know: If you want to master your pie-making skills (and prep a whole pie to take home in the process), A la Mode pies offers classes at both locations. Craft the perfect flaky crust with hands-on techniques and guidance from the Pie Guy himself. Included in the two-hour class is a sample tasting of several varieties of A la Mode pies, espresso from Caffe Umbria and a pint of Old School Frozen Custard to take home.

A la Mode Pies – Phinney Ridge
5821 Phinney Ave. N.
Seattle, Wa 98103
Hours: Mon.–Thurs., 8 a.m.–9 p.m.; Fri.–Sun., 8 a.m.–10 p.m.

A la Mode Pies – West Seattle
4225 Alaska St.(corner of California Ave. & Alaska St.)
Seattle, Wa 98116
Hours: Mon.–Thurs., 11 a.m.–10 p.m.; Fri.–Sat., 9 a.m.–11 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m.–10 p.m.

Online: alamodeseattle.com


The handcrafted, freshly baked pies at Pie in Fremont are worth getting up early for. Bakers begin rolling, crimping and baking every day at 5:30 a.m., so that hungry pie enthusiasts 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, but if you’re lucky you will walk in on a day when Nutella Cream or BBQ Pulled Pork are on the menu. The handmade pies are guaranteed to fill tiny tummies with creative combinations.

Good to Know: Pie Mobile is Pie on wheels, traveling around the city feeding the masses. Follow them on Facebook to find out where their pie mobile will be and what’s on the daily menu.

3515 Fremont Ave. N.
Seattle, Wa 98103
Online: sweetandsavorypie.com

Hours: Mon.–Thurs., 9 a.m.–9 p.m.; Fri.–Sat., 9 a.m.–10 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.–6 p.m.


High 5 Pie

High 5 Pie, now served exclusively at Burien’s Salmon Creek Café, offers a new twist on classic pies. From their traditional 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 for pie lovers of any age. Our favorites are the classic chicken pot pie and the spinach feta. And don't forget to finish your meal with a sweet slice of pie. Always available are classic apple pie, cherry pie, marionberry pie, chocolate cream pie and coconut cream pie. Enjoy rotating seasonal favorites, too.

High 5 Pie
11620 Ambaum Blvd. S.W.
Burien, Wa 98146
Online: high5pie.com

Hours: Mon.–Sat., 7 a.m.–6:30 p.m.; Closed Sundays

Snohomish Pie Company

Snohomish Pie Company has been baking pies in quaint downtown Snohomish for over 20 years. And just three years ago, it opened its second location in Mountlake Terrace on Pi Day. Using only the highest quality, locally-sourced ingredients, Snohomish Pie Co. bakes all pies fresh, from scratch, at each location. All pies are baked daily and sold on a first-come, first served basis. Call ahead if you’ve got your heart set on a particular flavor and they’ll set a piece aside for you. Try top-seller apple berry crumb pie or fan favorite marionberry pie. Or splurge on a "piescream" – a delicious concoction of pie layered with ice cream topped with whipped cream. Celebrating with a crowd? Place an order for bite-sized pies, pie pops or mini-cream pies, sold by the dozen.

Snohomish Pie Company – Snohomish
915 1st St.
Snohomish, Wa 98290
Hours: Mon.–Sat., 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Snohomish Pie Company – Mountlake Terrace
5602 232nd St. S.W.
Mountlake Terrace, Wa 98043
Hours: Closed Mon., Tues.–Sat., 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Online: snohomishpieco.com

314 Pie

Pi Day perfection 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.

Online: 314pieseattle.com

Pie Bar

Sorry kids, this one is for mom and dad! Two words: pie and spirits (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. The self-proclaimed first late night pie-only cocktail longue also serves savory pies. The menu changes seasonally and features many savory and dessert pies, with suggested pairings with their ins-PIE-ered cocktails, including Apple Pie Moonshine Mule and best sellers Burning Apron and Key Lime Pietini. Order at the walk-up window or head inside to eat.

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 Bar Seattle
1361 E. Olive Way
Seattle, Wa 98122
Online: piebarcapitolhill.com

Hours: Walk-up window open daily from 5 p.m.–2 a.m. Inside Pie Bar open Wed.-Sun., 6 p.m.-midnight; it is reserved for private parties and special occasions on Mon. and Tues.

Pie Bar Ballard
2218 N.W. Market St.
Seattle, Wa 98107
Online: piebarballard.com

Hours: Mon., Wed. and Thurs., 3 p.m.–midnight; Fri., 3 p.m.–2 a.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.–2 a.m.; Sun. 11 a.m.–midnight; Closed on Tues.

Will you be indulging in a piece of pie on March 14? What’s your favorite type of pie – savory or sweet? Dish in the comments below!

—Abbey McGee


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