15 Shippable Pies Perfect for Celebrating Pi Day
Because eating pie should always be a constant!
Ask any mathematician or numbers person and they’ll tell you that Pi Day is a pretty big deal. Formally recognized by the U.S. House of Representatives in 2009, Pi Day celebrates the mathematical constant π and its infinite nature. Often shorten to 3.14 (hence it being celebrated on March 14th or 3/14), π is essential to various areas of study including engineering, architecture and design. It is also the reason why you're able to calculate the circumference of a circle. Whether this marks your very first time celebrating Pi Day, or you do so every year, digging into a freshly baked slice of pie is essential. Here are 15 delicious pies to choose from!
There's a reason why this ooey gooey pie was voted "Best Mail Order Pie in America" by Bloomberg; not only is it bigger and better than other pecan pies out there (like everything else in Texas!), it also gets delivered in a super chic pinewood box.
This beautifully sophisticated raspberry chocolate pie will have you pi-ning for more! Two pounds of raspberries go into making each one. It also features a sinfully good double-chocolate crust that you'll find yourself dreaming about long after eating it.
Strawberry and lime isn't a combination we thought we needed in our lives, but once we took a bite of this hybrid creation, we knew just how much we were missing out on! With its fruity-meets-tart filling and its classic graham-cracker crust, it'll instantly have you picturing warmer weather. The shoppe also offers frozen, Belgian chocolate-covered Key Lime Pie pops which will have you feeling all kinds of nostalgia.
This golden pie from Milk Bar is a bit of an icon. Though the backstory behind it claims that it was created by accident, there's nothing random about its cult-favorite status. With a crumbly oat cookie bottom and a sweet-meets-salty filling, this pie truly is a crust above the rest!
Trust us — you're going to want to have a peach of this pie! (see what we did there?) Featuring a lovely combination of fresh peaches and hearty oats on the inside and a luscious salted caramel drizzle on the outside, it'll have you drooling the moment you open it. Justice of the Pies is also devoted to bettering the lives of those they work with and has partnered with organizations like Cabrini Green Legal Aid (CGLA) and DreamOn Education.
You can't talk about pie without mentioning Bubby's. The beloved Tribeca eatery has been making homemade pies, like this delicious Apple Whiskey one, since 1990! We can't get enough of this one's melt-in-your-mouth crumble topping — one bite will have daydreaming of Fall.
If you consider yourself to be more of a cream pie person, Betty's Pies has just the thing for you! Packed full of fluffy coconut custard and piled high with real whipped cream and toasted coconut flakes, this pie is definitely one you'll go (coco)nuts over!
Mashama Bailey and John O. Morisano know a thing or two about giving people the unexpected; their beloved restaurant, The Grey, was once a Greyhound bus terminal! You'll experience those same exact feelings of wonder and awe when you dig into their Salted Honey Pie. Best described as an elegant take on a traditional Southern chess pie, the yummy creation features a sticky salted honey filling and a flaky crust that's so unique you'll probably find yourself ordering a second one right after you finish it. The recipe for the pie is also featured in the duo's newest memoir/cookbook, Black, White and The Grey, if you want to try making it from scratch!
Chances are you've never had a red velvet chess pie — until now! With its gooey brownie-like texture and its red velvet-meets-cream cheese flavor, you won't be able to stop yourself from falling in love with it. Emporium Pies is also giving away a free slice of pie to in-store visitors who can recite n to the 20th decimal place, in case you find yourself in Texas on 3/14.
You're going to want s'more of this irresistible and gooey pie! The cult-favorite features a decadent milk chocolate custard, a chocolate graham cracker crust and a torched marshmallow topping to give your all the best parts of the beloved camping treat, minus the tents and fire pit.