Sweets Week: Day 4: Little Pie Company

Enter my giveaway to win a copy of Susan Meisel’s new book, New York Sweets: A Sugarhound’s Guide to the Best Bakeries, Ice Cream Parlors, Candy Shops, and Other Emporia of Delicious Delights.

Little Pie Company has been in NYC since 1985.  I’ve been to it a few times through the years.  Their namesake, the little pie, takes center stage at this cute pie shop just off the Broadway beaten path.  I recently visited and got a pie of the month, the strawberry rhubarb, and a banana coconut cream pie.  It seems like a lot of bakeries are getting summery with their ingredients.  I guess it reflects the attitude I’m also feeling, bring on the warm weather!

pies

The pies at Little Pie Company are classic American pies, from Southern pecan to key lime to old-fashioned apple to Mississippi mud.  If you’re looking for crazy hipster flavors, you won’t find that here, where tradition reigns supreme.  In addition to little pies, there are cakes, muffins, cookies and brownies.

pies

Verdict:  The banana coconut cream pie has a perfectly flaky crust and creamy filling with plenty of chunks of real banana and real banana flavor with a generous heaping of cream topped with toasted coconut.  The strawberry rhubarb is equally good, with a sweet berry flavor and flaky crust.  Both pies are very good.

One response to “Sweets Week: Day 4: Little Pie Company

  1. I love pie and both of these sound so good! Their tiny size is so cute. Love that they added coconut to the banana cream pie too!

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