Top Bakeries In Philadelphia For Pi Day

March 9, 2016 6:00 AM

“Pi Day” is Monday, March 14. It is a relatively new holiday that may bring out your hungry inner nerd. You don’t need to calculate the Pi of the pies, though you certainly can. If you want to celebrate this holiday without having to bake one yourself, there are several places in the city to get a quality pie. Here are the top five bakeries for pies.

Termini Bros Bakery
1523 S. 8th St.
Philadelphia, PA. 19147
(215) 334-1816
www.termini.com

Termini Bros is always ranked highly because of the simplicity of their baked goods. They bake traditionally, simply and correctly. For something a little different, one of their big sellers is the Oatmeal Cream pie. Another popular item to go with your pie is their vanilla cupcakes. Termini Bros is where you go when you want no frills or any pretentiousness and fair prices. You may go for pie, but you might also leave with their cannoli.

Sweet Freedom Bakery
1424 South St.
Philadelphia, PA.19146
(215) 545-1899
www.sweetfreedombakery.com

People with specialty diets and allergies enjoy pie as well, and you shouldn’t miss out this Pie day because of it. Sweet Freedom is Philly’s only specialty bake shop. Even if you are just trying to eat more pure, you can find what you are looking for here since they use natural unrefined sugars, agave nectar, gluten and corn free flours and are all vegan (so no eggs or dairy).  Despite being a little different, they make up some moist and delicious options. They regularly have a Tomato Pie for savory lovers, and offer specialty items seasonally, so the menu varies. They also make cupcakes like chocolate, carrot, lemon-blueberry, banana and even root beer float.

Beiler’s Bakery
Reading Terminal Market
51 N. 12th St.
Philadelphia, PA. 19107
(215) 351-0735
www.readingterminalmarket.com

Beilers’ Bakery in the Reading Terminal is a very popular bakery for many traditional bakery items. Their most popular pie is actually the Whoopie Pie which they make in numerous flavors, though Pumpkin is very popular according to patrons. You can also find nearly any pie you can think of such as lemon meringue, shoo-fly, apple raisin, peach and coconut custard to name a few. Beiler’s also offers up soft and tender cookies and fresh made donuts. This Pennsylvania Dutch bakery is open on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 8:00 a.m.

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Magpie
1622 South St.
Philadelphia, PA.19146
(267) 519-2904
www.iluvmagpie.com

Magpie not only makes delicious dessert pies, such as the unique Butterscotch Bourbon. They also make savory pies like Cheeseburger. Magpie offers up seasonal delights so when the weather is chilly you can find cherry pies, and around the holidays plenty of pumpkin. They also have a fun option for beer lovers on Friday nights, you can get one savory, plus three sweet pie slices each paired with a beer for $21.

Percy Street Barbecue
900 South St.
Philadelphia, PA. 19147
(215) 625-8510
www.percystreet.com

Percy Street Barbecue isn’t just a bakery, it’s actually a restaurant with a bakery inside but they happen to be a 2011 Best of Philly winner for “Best Pies” from Philadelphia Magazine.  If you were interested in “pie hopping,” their location on South Street makes this a walkable option. Some of their most popular pies are southern favorite Pecan pie, Key lime and the Chocolate Mud, a delicious and decadent choice. And if those don’t tickle your fancy there is the traditional apple pie.

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Christina Dagnelli is a freelance writer in Philadelphia and the author of Little Squares with Colors: A Different way to look at autism. Her work on examiner can be found here Examiner.com.

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