Calling all Pie Lovers
Lovers of math everywhere have recently started celebrating a new holiday, one to coincide with the first three numbers of Pi: 3.14. Every year on March 14, just before 2:00 PM, those looking for numerical fun are invited to celebrate by eating a delectable circular dessert.
Which begs the question – where exactly can one find a slice of delicious buttery crust filled with sweet or savory goodness when you don’t have the time or inclination to bake one?
And, don’t limit yourself to dessert pie, we also included a listing of places offering delicious breakfast pie (quiche).
Whether you are on a mission to celebrate everything circular or simply looking for a slice of mouthwatering pie, head to one of these restaurants or pie shops around town.
Best Pie Spots in Greater Kalamazoo
Chocolatea | 7642 S Westnedge Ave, Portage, MI 49002 | (269) 903-2447
Chocolatea not only has their trademark selection of teas and chocolates, but they also offer a daily selection of quiches, and a large selection of baked goods, including pies.
Four Roses | 663 North 10th Street, Gun Plain Township, MI 49080 | (269) 685-1077
Four Roses specializes in locally sourced, freshly prepared food. Their desserts were voted best by MLive. With a dessert menu that changes daily, Four Roses has such options as Caribbean Caramel Ice Cream Pie, Kentucky Bourbon Pie, and Peanut Butter Pie.
Grampa’s Pastys | 6650 S Westnedge, Portage, MI 49024 | (269) 339-2811
Head over to the Crossroads Mall to Grampa’s Pasty shop to try out a savory handheld pie, the pasty. Pasties are well known in the UP and in the UK. Grampa’s Pastys offer ten varieties, including vegetarian options. They also offer unbaked and frozen English pot pies.
Grand Traverse Pie Company | 5303 S Westnedge Ave, Portage, MI 49002 | (269) 903-4991
The Grand Traverse Pie Company offers a whopping 40 varieties of pie. Their extensive list includes eight types of apple, gluten-free, sugar-free, and their scrumptious chocolate cherry ganache. Try out their quiche or pot pie, if you’re looking for a savory treat.
MacKenzie’s Bakery | 527 Harrison, Kalamazoo, MI 49007 | (269) 343-8440 or 4426 West Main, Kalamazoo, MI 49006 | (269) 343-1444
Stop in for a slice of fresh apple pie, or a cream pie made with delicious fresh custard and real whipped cream. If the kids aren’t to keen on traditional pie, they can keep with the circle theme while enjoying a gooey donut.
Ryske’s | 7141 West Q Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49009 | (269) 978-8600
Ryske’s bakes all of their homemade desserts and pies from scratch. Stop by their bakery to pick up one of their coconut cream or French silk pies for home, or eat at their family restaurant and try a piece of their Dutch apple a la mode.
Sarkozy Bakery | 350 East Michigan Avenue, Suite 100, Kalamazoo, MI 490907 | (269) 342-1952
Judy Sarkozy, owner of Sarkozy Bakery, can often be found around town and at the farmer’s market. Stop by and see the location where her delicious baked goods get their start. Along with fresh breads and pastries, Sarkozy Bakery also offers sweet and savory hand pies.
The Victorian Bakery | 512 N Park St Suite B, Kalamazoo, MI 49007 | (269) 553-6194
Enjoy a slice of quiche filled with seasonal ingredients. Call ahead to order a full quiche to enjoy with the entire family.
Windfall Coffehouse | 625 W. Prairie Street, Vicksburg, MI 49097 | 269-315-5123
More than coffee, Windfall Coffeehouse has a breakfast and lunch menu. Try out the homemade spinach and cheese quiche.
Pi Day at Home
If you’re looking to have more circular fun, try one of these fun ways to celebrate at home: