As I’ve said before, I’ve been on the hunt for the best desserts in Albuquerque. Today, in honor of Pi Day, I thought I’d share with you the Best Places for Pie in the 505.
If you aren’t familiar with Pi Day, it’s totally okay (you can learn more about Pi here, and Pi Day here). Not everyone has. Basically, the it’s how mathematicians (and high school students trudging through Algebra) explain the ratio of a circles circumference to its diameter (yeah, I had to look it up because I couldn’t remember…thank you wikipedia!). Anyway, since the number starts out 3.14…., we celebrate pie day on March 14 (3/14 cool huh?). We also celebrate with pies, because they are round…and pi = pie. Are you geeking out as much as I am right now? I love a good pun.
Pi Day may be one of my personal favorites, not because I’m a math geek, but because I really like pie…and Pi Day gives me an excuse to eat some! So I thought I’d compile a list of the best places for pie in the 505 so you can get some pie for pi day. Get it? You can thank me later.
Best Places for Pie in the 505
NM Pie Company– You guys. I can’t even. I had the pleasure of eating a pie from here a few years ago at the local farmers market. It. Was. AWESOME. Seriously. Awesome. Since then I’ve been able to enjoy their awesomeness (yes, I did use that word three times- they deserve it) for a few dinner parties. They make savory and sweet pies. They also do these delectable pie tarts that are basically homemade pop tarts. So good.
Just be sure you check their operating hours or you could be disappointed about missing them.
Flying Star Cafe– Unless you’ve just moved here, you probably know Flying Star Cafe is one of the go-to places for dessert in Albuquerque. I’m personally a huge fan of their pies. Definitely check out any of their Berry pies, the Apple Crumble topped one, and the Strawberry Rhubarb. You won’t be disappointed. And don’t add ice cream. Pie should stand on it’s own.
Whole Foods– They actually have some really good pies here and they are reasonably priced. Check them out if you are looking for something and don’t want to be out for the evening.
The Supper Truck– I only included The Supper Truck because A. You have to eat there anyway. And B. In the event you are there when they make their Key Lime Pie, you should purchase one. DO IT. I don’t care if your’e calories are out for the day. It is SO worth it. Seriously, the only thing that made me almost as sad as missing the Chicken Bahn Mi when they closed shop for a little while, was they wouldn’t be making the Key Lime Pie anymore either.
Honorable Mentions: Range Cafe and Village Inn. They have pie, and it’s good!
What’s your favorite pie and where is your go to pie spot (if you aren’t making it at home)?