Pies are the perfect pastry to enjoy any time of year, but Pie Day, the celebration of the mathematical constant, pi (3.14), on March 14, makes for the perfect excuse to enjoy all the pie your heart desires. All the bakeries here offer all sorts of wonderful slices, many featuring both savory pies as well as sweet ones. You can often make a whole meal of pies! And there’s no better way to celebrate Pie Day.
(Photo Credit: bangbangpie.com)

(Photo Credit: bangbangpie.com)

Bang Bang Pie Shop
2051 N. California Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 276-8888
www.bangbangpie.com

Bang Bang Pie Shop in Logan Square is comfort food at it’s finest, and housemade pies are a big and important part of that. Whether you’re coming for a full meal, starting with a savory ham biscuit or stopping in for a quick slice, you’ll want to savor every last bite. The flavors of the pies rotate based on what’s in season and the mood of the collaborators in the kitchen, but they’ll always feature a range of tastes, from triple berry jam to a classic key lime pie. If you want to guarantee a flavor will be there, call ahead and order a full-sized pie.

Hoosier Mama Pie Company
1618 1/2 Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
(312) 243-4846
www.hoosiermamapie.com

Year round, Hoosier Mama Pie Company in Ukrainian Village has an amazing array of quiches, savory pies and of course, sweet pies. The pie menu changes on a regular basis, but any time you step into this small shop, you’ll have plenty to pick from. In fact, you could have a whole meal of pies! Start with a quiche or a slice of savory pie, like chicken pot pie or beef extra stout pie. Then it’s on to dessert, with such delicious treats as chocolate cream, apple and passion fruit meringue. They also offer a deal when you nab a slice with a cup of coffee (for $6). Can’t pick which slice? Opt for a flight of slices, which is available only on Friday nights.

(Photo Credit: First Slice Pie Cafe's Facebook)

(Photo Credit: First Slice Pie Cafe’s Facebook)

First Slice Pie Cafe
4401 N. Ravenswood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 506-7380
www.firstslice.org

First Slice is more than a place to grab a great slice of pie. It’s also a charity that helps to feed the homeless and needy with the help of their subscription service and social service organizations. If its simply a slice of pie you’re looking for, you can get that here too. The offerings vary depending on the day and the cafe location, but they promise to you rich, decadent flavors that are the perfect way to end any meal. For past Pie Days on 3/14, they’ve also been known to offer a special pie-related deal.

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Baker Miller Bakery
4610 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
(773) 654-3610
www.bakermillerchicago.com

Started by the chefs behind the original Bang Bang Pie shop, Bakery Miller Bakery has allowed them to make their own mark again on the delicious bakery scene. While their Baker Miller spot is a quintessential brunch spot, they also have a rotating menu of fabulous and fresh pies, perfect for Pie Day. Sometimes they even have savory pies, like a vegetable pot pie.

Rustic Tart
Sold through Bow Truss coffee shops
www.rustictart.net

Want to make your own pie, but not the dough? Grab a premade, but still tasty, ready-to-roll dough from Rustic Tart from a variety of retail locations in and around the city. But if its a slice of a seasonal pie, whether with fruit or veggies, that you have a hankering for, Rustic Tart has that too. To get a fresh slice, Bow Truss coffee shops sell them in their Chicago locations, including in Logan Square, Lakeview and the River North neighborhoods.

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Elizabeth SanFilippo is a freelance writer, who enjoys trying new foods from all over the world. But her favorite city for culinary treats will always be Chicago. When not blogging about food, she’s working part-time at a culinary vacation company, The International Kitchen, based in the Windy City, as well as repping Younique cosmetics and skincare products. Some of her writing can be found at Examiner.com.
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