Sweet and savory pies by way of Brooklyn
It’s not every day we come across pie that compares to the blueberry version Grandma used to make, but Pie Corps’ homegrown flavors are giving our childhood favorite a run for its money.
A finalist in this year’s Next Big Small Brand Competition, the fledgling company’s sweet and savory pastries are made with farm-fresh ingredients from the New York area: Organic flour is milled in Lancaster, Pennsylvania; butter hails from a Vermont dairy; and produce is gathered from orchards upstate.
Where flavor is concerned, owners Cheryl Perry and Felipa Lopez like to think outside the pie mold: Their grown-up apple crumb is topped with sweet whiskey sauce, and buttermilk-brined-fried-chicken miniature pies on a stick redefine comfort food. Our favorite versions are the chocolate pudding pie ($14), drizzled with rosemary-infused caramel sauce, and a warm onion-and-goat-cheese hand pie ($6) that tastes like something you’d eat at a pub with a pint.
Pie Corps delivers orders more than $75 throughout the five boroughs, and slices can be picked up at the Hester Street Fair, New Amsterdam Market and a brick-and-mortar shop opening in Greenpoint later this month.
Consider us Brooklyn-bound.