UPTOWN — First Slice Pie Cafe in Andersonville is a can't-miss pit stop for pie-loving road trippers passing through Chicago, according to businesswoman and pastry guru Martha Stewart's website.
First Slice, 5357 N. Ashland Ave., was one of five pastry pros in the city mentioned last week in a post on Stewart's site that said "this truly humble shop's cause is just as good as its pie."
The other four Chicago shops named were Bang Bang Pie Shop in Logan Square; Hoosier Mama Pie Shop in West Town; Pleasant House Bakery in Bridgeport; and Little Goat Diner in the West Loop.
First Slice, which has locations in Ravenswood and Albany Park, puts much of its proceeds toward outreach efforts that provide food to hundreds of homeless and needy people each week.
The site praised First Slice's "incredible handmade pies" and a "well-stocked case" that can make for some tough decisions.
"But try the French Silk pie, and you won’t be disappointed," said the post, written by Adrienne Blumthal, a pastry chef and recipe writer who co-founded PieBox, which develops and makes reusable pastry carriers and other accessories.
No stranger to accolades, First Slice's apple pie was mentioned among the country's best by Food & Wine Magazine last year.
Earlier this year, the Andersonville location was awarded the "Off the Beaten Path Award" by the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce to honor neighborhood favorites located outside of Clark Street, the 'hood's main business corridor.
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