A staple food to America is celebrating its day on Jan. 23, it’s scrumptious, it’s filling, it’s what we love to devour over thanksgiving and give to our friendly new neighbors. Can you guess it? It’s National Pie Day, and LBLN has five fun facts about America’s favorite dessert and five places where you can indulge in a slice (or a whole pie).
- A pie is a baked dish normally made of a pastry dough casing that covers or completely contains a filling of sweet and/or savory ingredients and is one of our country’s most popular desserts.
- In the 19th century, fruit pies were a popular breakfast dish.
- American has voted that apple pie is their favorite.
- 1 in 5 Americans claim to have eaten an entire pie by themselves.
- The first pie was made in Egypt in 9500 BC – how did it make it over here??
If these fun facts have you craving a sweet treat, here are five places in Long Beach where you can pick up a pie.
The Pie Bar has something for everyone; vegan pies, gluten-free pies, sugar-free pies, sweet pies, savory pies, and pie shots. They are known for their cutie pies, which are individual servings of pie in an 8oz mason jar. Use the promo code ‘pieday’ for the wholesale pie sale on Wed. The Pie Bar pies can be purchased at PRIME by Shenandoah, Berlin Bistro, and Portfolio Coffeehouse.
Polly’s Pies is a popular chain that is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner but has an impressive selection of, you guessed it, pie. They offer double-crust pie, cream pies, and pie shakes. Their specialty pies include Apple Crisp pie, Chocolate Silk and Southern Style pecan. All pies will be $9.99 from Jan. 23 – 26. There are two locations in Long Beach, one at 4680 Los Coyotes Diagonal and the other at 3490 Atlantic Ave.
5000 Pies has both sweet pies and pizza pies. With cherry and coconut almond streusel, peanut butter chocolate, and chocolate raspberry cream pies, this spot has unique pies that can’t be beaten. 5000 Pies is located at 2064 Santa Fe Ave.
Saints and Sinners Bakeshop is another stop with many different dishes to indulge your sweet tooth. But this spot has both pie pockets and full-size pies in flavors such as blueberry lemon, peach, apple, and sweet potato. Saints and Sinners Bakeshop is located at 595 Pine Ave.
SusieCakes serves a variety of desserts that include cherry crumble pie and chocolate cream pie, two tasty classics. SusieCakes is at 4201 McGowen Street, Suite 220.
This list has us wanting to break our New Year’s resolutions already! Let us know what your favorite pie is and where your local IT spot is in Long Beach. Happy National Pie Day!
By Casey N. Wilson