571-431-7727

FAQs

Where is your retail location?
2166 North Glebe, Arlington, VA 22207. We are located near the corner of Glebe and Lee Highway, just behind the Exxon. Look for the big “PIE” sign. Please park in the alley between the Exxon and the shop. You can also park on 21st Road.
How do I reheat a pie that has been in the fridge?

If you have a flaky crust pie that has been in the fridge, we recommend reheating it for 10-20 minutes in a 325 degree oven before serving. This doesn’t have to be done directly before serving. After reheating, the pie can sit at room temperature for up to 4 hours and still be super delicious.

How do I freeze and reheat a pie?

Most of our pies freeze beautifully. Wrap the pie well with plastic wrap before placing in the freezer. Note: Some pies may lend themselves to freezing first and then wrapping and placing back in the freezer. A well wrapped frozen pie will keep in your freezer for up to two months. When you are ready to serve, thaw overnight in your refrigerator (recommended) or on the counter. If it is a pie with our flaky crust, please reheat in a 325 degree oven for about 15-20 minutes prior to serving. The purpose of this reheating is to warm the pie through and recrisp the crust. After reheating, the pie will keep at room temperature for up to 4 hours, so you don’t need to reheat immediately before serving. However, we do recommend that all flaky crust pies that have been in the fridge or freezer be reheated at some point prior to serving to revive the crust. This promotes a flaky crust and prevents “toughness” that can result when eating a pie crust that is too cold.

Chicken Pot Pie...How do I cook a frozen, unbaked Chicken Pot Pie

 

RECOMMENDED METHOD

Defrost the pie in your refrigerator overnight the day before serving. Once defrosted:

  1. Place the pie on a lined baking sheet. Please DO NOT skip this step. Your oven will thank you.
  2. Bake in a preheated 375 degrees F oven (or 350 degrees convection) for 50-60 minutes (times may vary).
  3. The pie is done when the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbling. This may take longer than 60 minutes. You want a pie that is brown all the way across the top, not translucent. When in doubt, bake it longer. However, if the pie is getting too dark in places for your taste, you can cover the pie loosely with aluminum foil to prevent further browning.
  4. If you have a thermometer, you are seeking an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.

OR BAKE STRAIGHT FROM FROZEN “EMERGENCY PIE”

To bake from frozen:

  1. Place the pie on a lined baking sheet. Please DO NOT skip this step. Your oven will thank you.
  2. Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F oven (or 325 degrees convection) for 80-90 minutes (times may vary).
  3.  The pie is done when the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbling. This may take longer than 60 minutes. You want a pie that is brown all the way across the top, not translucent. When in doubt, bake it longer. However, if the pie is getting too dark in places for your taste, you can cover the pie loosely with aluminum foil to prevent further browning.
  4. If you have a thermometer, you are seeking an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.

 

Serve immediately. Please refrigerate leftovers.

Do you deliver locally?

Yes. We deliver to Arlington for a $10 fee and Falls Church, Alexandria and DC for a $25 fee. We sometimes deliver to other locations by special arrangement. Like with other pre-orders, orders for delivery must be placed at least 72 hours in advance. Contact us at (571) 431-7727 for more details.

What about third-party delivery like GrubHub, DoorDash and the like?

We do not participate with third party delivery services. Many people don’t know that these services charge 25%-30% or more of the cost of the food in fees to food businesses who participate on their platforms. These food ordering apps encourage restaurants to pass along these costs to their customers by charging higher prices…from which they would collect even more commission (see what they did there?). We would rather provide the highest quality product at a fair price and charge for local delivery if you need that service. 

Do you ship?
No. We want you to have our pies when they are at their best. When we discover a way to economically ship the pies overnight for maximum freshness, we will start shipping. Until then, we encourage you to find a great local pie shop in your vicinity to satisfy your pie needs.

 

Can I pick up my pie?

Yes. Orders placed on our website 72 hours in advance can be picked up at our pie shop (2166 North Glebe, Arlington, VA 22207). Holidays are the exception and sometimes sell out prior to 72 hours in advance.

 

Do you do weddings?

Yes. We love working with couples to select and delivery the best pies for their special day. For more information on pies available for weddings and other events, please visit our page re Weddings & Catering.

 

Do you make vegan pies?

Yes. Our regular pies are not vegan. However, a selection of our fruit pies can be made vegan by special request. However, although some vegan eaters object to the use of white sugar, we do use white and brown sugar (white sugar with molasses added) in our vegan pies.

 

 

 

Do your pies contain shortening or lard?

Yes on shortening. No on lard. Although 99% of our baking is done with butter, we do use a small amount of 100% Vegetable Trans-fat Free Shortening in our pie crust. 

 

 

Do you make gluten-free pies?
Yes. We make some gluten-free pies by special request. Many of our fillings are naturally gluten-free. For our gluten-free pies, we substitute our regular crust with a delicious cookie crust made with gluten-free Jo-Jo’s or gluten-free S’morables. We make sure that all of our gluten-free products are certified according to industry standards and do our best to avoid cross-contamination. However, we do bake our pies in a shared commercial kitchen where foods containing gluten are also produced.

 

 

Are you a nut-free or nut-safe facility?

No. Although most of our products do not contain nuts, many do and there are nuts on the premises. We can tell you whether a product contains nuts in the recipe and we do our best to avoid cross-contamination. However, we cannot guarantee that any particular item is 100% free from nut particulate, so we do not recommend that you buy from us if you are dealing with a serious nut allergy.

Do you accommodate special requests?
Yes! Most pies are made to order, so if you have a special dietary request or simply are seeking a pie like your Mom used to make, drop us a line.

 

Most definitely the best pie I have ever had! – YELP
Paula L.

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