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Celebrate 'Pi Day' at These 5 Pie Shops

By Lisha Arino | March 13, 2015 9:41am | Updated on March 13, 2015 4:47pm
 Several pie shops in the city will celebrate Pi Day on March 14, 2015 with special treats and prices.
Pie Shops Celebrate Pi Day
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NEW YORK CITY — Number nerds can celebrate Pi and eat some too.

Several bakeries around the city will join them in celebrating Pi Day — which recognizes the symbol representing the constant ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter or approximately 3.14159 — on Saturday.

Here are five places celebrating Pi Day with special treats and prices this year.

Pie Corps

77 Driggs Ave., near Monitor Street in Greenpoint

Pie Corps will offer three different ways to celebrate the day: customers can grab a 10-inch pie for $31.41, a 4-inch mini pie for $3.14 or three slices of pie for $14, said co-founder Cheryl Perry.

The shop offers a variety of flavors, including bittersweet chocolate bourbon pecan, lemon buttermilk chess and cranberry with orange rosemary cobbler, she said.

Petee’s Pie Company

61 Delancey St., near Allen Street on the Lower East Side

All of the pies at Petee’s Pie Company will be decorated with the Pi symbol on Saturday, said owner Petra Paredez. A limited number of the punny pies will be on sale that day but those who want their own nerdy dessert should order in advance, she said.

The $30 9-inch pastries come in more than 10 flavors, including salty chocolate chess, coconut custard and brown butter pecan. Last-minute orders for the special pies can by made by calling the store on Friday, Paredez said.

The recently opened pie shop will also offer free pie crust cookies to those who spend $20 or more on Saturday. The Pi-shaped cookies, made with from the same all-butter dough as the crusts, will be sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon, Paredez said.

“They’re really tasty. They’re addictive,” she said.

DUB Pies

211 Prospect Park West, near 16th Street in Windsor Terrace and 243 W. 47th St., between Eighth Avenue and Broadway in Midtown

DUB Pies may be best known for its savory Australian- and New Zealand-style meat and vegetable pies, it also makes sweet pastries in flavors like apple, blueberry and peaches and cream, said owner Gareth Hughes.

For Pi Day, the company will sell its personal-sized sweet pies for $3.14 instead of the usual $5 at its Windsor Terrace café and food truck, which will be parked in front of the Ethel Barrymore Theatre from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. as part of a promotion for the show “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.”

The Little Pie Company

424 W. 43rd St., between Ninth and 10th Avenues in Hell's Kitchen

The Little Pie Company has been celebrating Pi Day all week by giving away a sugar cookie shaped like the mathematical symbol with each $30 10-inch pie sold, said manager Danny Garcia. The bakery plans to make another 500 cookies to give away this weekend, he added, and students and teachers can get a 10 percent discount if they present their ID.

“We figured it’d be something that people in school and teachers would appreciate,” he said.

The bakery is known for its signature sour cream apple walnut pie, Garcia said, but also serves a number of other flavors, including Three Berry, Mississippi Mud and Southern pecan pies.

Butter & Scotch

818 Franklin Ave., near Union Street in Crown Heights

The Crown Heights dessert shop and bar will offer a special “Pie Stack” on Saturday in honor of Pi Day, co-owner Allison Kave said.

Two pies will be stacked on top of each other — a toasted coconut cream pie on to a pineapple pie —  for a flavor combination that Kave described as “heavenly.” The shop will also sell its s’mores and bourbon ginger pecan pies whole and by the slice.