Delicious: Emporium Pies

Buttermilk Blitzen pie at Emporium.

Buttermilk Blitzen pie at Emporium. Photos by Elliott Muñoz

 

A slice of Smooth Operator from Emporium Pies

A slice of Smooth Operator.

“This hip little pie shop is so cute, you feel like you’re in a TV show about a pie shop on the CW,” we wrote after our first visit. “You almost expect a poignant life lesson to come from one of those adorable pie bakers in their twee aprons and headscarves. What comes instead is really good pie.” Co-owners Megan Wilkes and Mary Gauntt opened their permanent location in the Bishop Arts District last summer after a couple of pop-up shops and months of supplying desserts to local restaurants. The “smooth operator” is a chocolate silk pie with a sweet and salty pretzel crust. And “lord of the pies” is a 5-inch-high apple pie that puts other apple pies to shame. The menu typically features five or six pies made from scratch daily, and they’re available by the slice or whole pie.

 

Emporium Pies, 314 N. Bishop Ave., 469.206.6126, emporiumpies.com

Ambiance: Boutique café

Price range: $5-$40

Hours: Wednesday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; closed Monday and Tuesday

Did you know? All the pies are handmade and contain no preservatives, hydrogenated oils, dyes or corn syrup.

 

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Spiral Diner’s vegan blueberry pie and “I-scream.” Photo by Molly Dickson

 

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