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.