The Pie Shoppe has been on my radar for some time now. I absolutely loved the idea of a tiny shop making nothing but pies, serving locally roasted coffee, and just on the edge of Chinatown. One day after some field work in the DTES I went to Chinatown to eat and then over to the Pie Shoppe for dessert.
What we ate
Pear Apple Ginger Pie
- The crust on both of these pies were super flaky and quite enjoyable. I’ve got to respect a good pastry.
- All of the flavours were balanced in the filling and it was sweet but not overwhelmingly
- I wish the filling were a bit more dense and thicker
Chocolate Pecan Pie
- Same great crust
- The pecan part of the pie was lighter than most pecan pies I’ve had and I appreciate that (I usually find it too sticky and sweet)
- The chocolate was well used and added a nice balance to the sweetness and a different texture
When we went the staff were busy chatting with their friends and seemed uninterested in serving us. Unfortunately the store was tiny and the employees (owners, I think) and their couple of friends were taking up the entire store so we had to sit outside! I also found that it was not worth the price, at $7 a slice (though local and organic can get expensive). Not to say it wasn’t good – its just at $7 a slice I think there should be more (or even some!) plating and presentation, or even just heated up a little, instead of just plopped on to a disposable cardboard tray.