It’s time for pie lovers and math nerds to unite. Pi Day takes place (as it does every year) on March 14. That's today, just in case you weren’t keeping track!
In honor of the occasion, I’ve wrangled up a list of spots where you can wholeheartedly celebrate both irrational numbers and your exceedingly rational love for delicious pie.
1. Aggie’s Bakery
7328 W. Greenfield Ave., (414) 482-1288
Aggie’s has bakes up an assortment of their 5” mini pies, just for Pi Day. Pies are available in apple, blueberry, cherry or banana cream for $7.50 each, while supplies last.
2. The Bake Sale
6923 W Becher St, West Allis, (414) 543-4230
Savory and sweet hand pies, cream pies and fruit pies… you’ll find them all at The Bake Sale, a destination for locally made baked goods of all stripes. But get there early. Pies never last long on Pi Day.
3. East Side Ovens
5430 S. Packard Ave., Cudahy, (414) 369-1249
East Side Ovens will be offering both 6” and 9” plant-based pies, along with a variety of mini 3” pies (priced right on the nose at $3.14 each or four for $12). Options include savory pies, sweet pudding-based pies and fruit pies, all available while supplies last. The bakery will be open just for Pi Day from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Brookfield, WI, (414) 465-9176
Looking for a pie made the old fashioned way with love and lard? That’s what you’ll find at Hatched. While it’s too late to order pies for pick-up directly from the source, you’ll find their delicious hand pies at a variety of spots around town (and soon at their forthcoming bakery!). That includes Vennture Brew Co. (Uptown Crossing), Canary Coffee Bar (Downtown Milwaukee), 1848 Coffee (New Berlin) and at the new Little Village Play Cafe and Loup in Wauwatosa.
5. Honeypie Cafe
2643 S Kinnickinnic Ave., (414) 489-7437
Honeypie will have special hours on Tuesday, March 14 – just for Pi Day. Since their kitchen is normally closed on Tuesdays, the menu will be limited to pie only. Get it by the slice or whole pie, along with coffee and cocktails from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
5758 N. Bayshore Dr., Glendale, (414) 967-4803
Maybe you’d prefer your pie in ice cream form? Kilwin’s has your number. Purchase your choice of ice cream on Pi Day and get a single scoop dish of any of their pie ice cream flavors for just $3.14 more. Flavors include Perfect Apple Pie, All American Two Berry and Pumpkin Pie.
2504 E. Oklahoma Ave., (414) 763-7067
Just like their sister cafe, Honeypie, SmallPie will be serving up any number of pies, from sweet and savory hand pies to their pie of the month: Caramel DeLightful (a vanilla cookie crust topped with chocolate cream, coconut caramel, whipped cream and a Caramel Delite Girl Scout cookie).
732 E. Burleigh St., (414) 372-7880
Head to Wonderland and you can score a slice baked by pastry chef Sarah Mironczuk, who recently opened Bakehouse 23 in South Milwaukee. The selection varies; but we have it on good authority that today's pies include key lime and "Bruised Pie," a vegan pie featuring blackberries, blueberries, sweet cherries and balsamic.
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