Detroit 8: Fresh Out of the Oven PiesModified: March 14, 2023 | Story by Danielle Alexander
Happy Pi Day from Detroit! With the approach of spring and new growth, we’re excited to gather round for afternoon picnics and out on the patio for a great meal with friends. In any case, a tasty sweet treat makes everything better and Detroit is always ready to serve up a delicious creation. Check out the list below for 8 places to get a great slice of pie in and around Detroit:
Achatz Handmade Pie Co.
Located in five metro Detroit cities including Beverly Hills, Chesterfield, Oxford, Shelby Township and Troy, Achatz Handmade Pie Co. is known for its “fresh, simple and delicious pies.” Whether you prefer fruit, cream or savory flavors, Achatz’s menu will undoubtedly fulfill your pie craving.
Astoria Pastry Shop
The Astoria Pastry Shop in both Greektown and Royal Oak offers more than 100 fine pastries, including pie, for customer enjoyment.
Avalon International Breads
Avalon International Breads on Willis Street in Detroit uses “100 percent organic flour in everything made, organic ingredients when possible, local ingredients whenever feasible and environmentally-friendly practices at every opportunity.” Pie is one of many options on its very popular menu.
In addition to its four cuts of “as much or as little as you wish” steak, many visitors also enjoy the apple pie at Detroit’s Capers on Gratiot either by itself or a La Mode for dessert.
Love’s Custard Pie
Customers have a choice of 26 pie flavors at Love’s Custard Pie on McNichols in Detroit. Food critic Andrew Zimmerman said, “It’s worth going [to Detroit] just for that.”
Detroit’s Sister Pie on Kercheval Street serves “seasonally-driven” pie, cookies, breakfast and lunch. Open six days a week (closed on Sundays), Sister Pie experiments with nontraditional methods and flavor combinations such as Salted Maple and Ginger Peach Biscuit.
Sweet Potato Sensations
Sweet Potato Sensations‘ motto is “Here, every day is a holiday,” and after taking a look at their sweet menu, it really couldn’t be more accurate. Located in Detroit on Lahser, its products include sweet potato-flavored cookies, pie, coconut pie, pecan pie, cake, cheesecake, cobbler, muffins and ice cream.
Aside from spending a day at the cider mill, there’s another great reason to check out Westview Orchards – for their amazing, deep-dish pies. Pick up a classic cherry or apple, go crazy with caramel apple walnut, or grab a pie made with the fresh fruit of the season.
Check out more Detroit restaurants.
1Astoria Pastry Shop541 Monroe St., Detroit, MI 48226313-963-9603
2Avalon International Breads422 W. Willis St., Detroit, MI 48201313-832-0008
3Westview Orchards & Adventure Farm65075 Van Dyke, Washington, MI 48095, United States586-752-3123
4Traffic Jam & Snug511 West Canfield Street, Detroit, MI, United States313-831-9470