One of my favorite food holidays on the calendar is coming up this weekend, and it’s not too late to start making plans to celebrate. Every March 14, people who love both math and dessert have the perfect excuse to eat pastry for breakfast, lunch, and dinner as they observe Pi Day. Sure, you can always bake your own pie, but I prefer to leave this holiday to the experts. Here are a few of my favorite places to buy pie in Seattle for Pi Day, as well as a handful of restaurants that are offering specials to mark the occasion.
- My first stop to buy pie in Seattle for Pi Day is usually A La Mode Pies in Phinney Ridge and West Seattle. I’m partial to Mexican chocolate mousse and toasted coconut cream, but you also can’t go wrong with peanut butter mousse. Fruit lovers have a variety of pies to choose from here, including marionberry and hazelnut, strawberry rhurbarb, or the signature Blue Hawaiian, which includes blueberries, pineapple, and toasted coconut. You can order a slice or two at their cafes (get there early on Pi Day before they sell out) or pre-order a whole pie to pick up.
- At Pie Bar in Ballard, you can get slices or whole pies from their walkup window. Fruit options include berry crumble and apple crumble, or you can try one of their cream choices, like pb&j or banana cream.
- Macrina Bakery is selling special tartlets for Pi Day, including a berry and a chocolate banana cream. Order online at least two days in advance for pickup at any of their five locations.
- Preorder whole pies at The London Plane in Pioneer Square, or buy slices in store on either Saturday or Sunday. Their flavor options are coconut cream, raspberry rhubarb, and chocolate cream.
- Coconut cream is also the special Pi Day flavor on offer at Super Six in Columbia City. The whole pie is topped with whipped cream, sesame brittle, and lilikoi caramel.
- Watson’s Counter in Ballard is serving up s’mores, caramel apple, and lemon meringue pies on Sunday. The restaurant says it’ll be announcing ordering information on their Instagram feed.
Of course, if none of these choices will satisfy your cravings for pie in Seattle for Pi Day, you can always just order a pizza pie. Happy Pi Day, everyone!
What I Ate: Homemade chocolate coconut chess pie