We’re currently less than three months from the end of the school year, less than two months until senior graduation. Everyone is anxiously awaiting summer, you get to visit the beach, go on vacation and enjoy days without the monotonous cycle of school. Family and friends have barbecues full of laughter and good food: burgers, hot dogs, salad, and dessert—cake, cookies, and pie.
Pie is one of the most underrated desserts. People think of pie as only a Fourth of July or Thanksgiving treat, but in reality there are a multitude of options that can be eaten any time of the year.
In Evanston and Chicago, Hoosier Mama Pie Company stays open all year round making pies to please the palat With seasonally changing pies, you can try anything from a Chicago Sunrise Pie (tart grapefruit and Chicago’s Malort) to a Funeral Pie (a traditional Amish pie). As the selection shifts, you can try pies that represent historical and significant figures too! They have a Fat Elvis Pie, a Jeffersonville Pie and a Queen Victoria Pie. You can order online in advance or walk in and order a pie or a slice, but it’s first come first serve as pies are baked daily.
Similarly, Bang Bang Pie and Biscuits located in Logan Square and Ravenswood is open year round making pies to warm the soul. It’s up to you whether you want to sit down and eat a sandwich or just run in to pick up a pre-order. They offer pie making classes if you want to have an adventure or catering if you want to host a party. From a classic chicken pot pie to a seasonal bourbon turtle pie, flavors are all over the board!
Out of state for Spring Break or over the summer, here are a couple pie places to stop at throughout your travels!
Grand Traverse Pie Company, Traverse City, Michigan- They have pies, sandwiches, salads, quiche and more! Feel free to stop in or order online and have it delivered to your door.
Leoda’s Kitchen & Pie Shop, Maui, Hawaii- They are well worth the scenic drive and tout small pies to share!