Pi Day is quickly approaching, and what better way to celebrate the holiday than by supporting some of our favorite pie spots? Here’s a list of local businesses offering top-notch pies. Make sure to pre-order too, as some of them will sell out fast!
With Love, From Scratch
Pre-order online, pickup in Anaheim
Support this family-run small business specializing in handmade pies run by self-taught baker Kourtney Rojas. Their Pi Day specials include the Tangelo Curd, made with California tangelos turned into a sweet curd baked inside a Biscoff cookie crust and topped with homemade swiss meringue; and California Citrus Cream, made with lemon, lime, and orange juices, also baked into a Biscoff crust with sour cream whip ($14). Pre-order online at withlovepie.com and pick up in Anaheim on Monday, March 13.
Pre-order online, pickup in Irvine
Sweetcie Pie is run by Karen Uyeda, who makes award-winning homemade pies. Try the Pi Day 5-inch sampler in 4 flavors: Cara Cara Bang, Cherry Amaretto, Pecan, and Wild Blueberry ($45). You can also get creative with their Decorate Your Own (DYO) Hand Pie Kit, which comes with eight assorted hand pies, three royal icings, and four sprinkle bags ($30). Pre-order online at sweetciepie.com and pick up at Layer Cake Bakery in Irvine on Saturday, March 11 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Flaky Apple Pie Co.
Pre-order online, pickup in Costa Mesa
Brooke Cazier runs Flaky Apple Pie Co., and is having multiple Pi Day specials including $3.14 Apple Turnovers, fresh Strawberry Cream Cheese Pies, and 4-count Cutie Pie Packs available in a sweet or savory pack. Let them know you want a pi symbol on your pie by mentioning it in the comment section at checkout. Pre-order online at flakyapplepieco.com and pick up in Costa Mesa on Monday, March 13 from 12 to 3 p.m. and Tuesday, March 14 from 12 to 5 p.m.
Pitfire Artisan Pizza
In honor of Pi Day, the eatery will be serving mini Margherita pizza pies for $3.14 until 3:14 p.m., on March 14 only. A vegan Margherita pizza option will also be available. Offer only valid for dine-in and limit one pizza per check. 353 E 17th St., Costa Mesa, (949) 313-6333, pitfirepizza.com
Pop Pie Co.
The Blueberry Apple Yuzu Crumble is a seasonal favorite made with fresh apples, blueberries, yuzu, candied lemon peel, and old-fashioned oat crumble. Try year-round flavors like the key lime pie, made with fresh key limes and topped with a cloud of whip and key lime zest ($7 per slice). poppieco.com
The Pie Hole
Anaheim & Orange
Try the Mexican Chocolate Pie, filled with Mexican-spiced ganache that’s topped with a whipped cream made with ground Pie Hole Espresso, all inside a graham cracker crust (only available at the Anaheim location). Or enjoy pies in a more snackable form with the signature Pie Holes, similar to doughnut holes, made with all-natural pie filling and coated in specialty glaze. thepieholela.com