Oh Happy Day: There’s a Pie Bakery in Germantown
Last weekend, after gorging myself on ravioli from Vanelli’s Deli, I drove past a Germantown storefront labeled “Pie Folks”. I was excited – thrilled, even – at the prospect of a restaurant that only sold pie.
I was so excited that I made a high pitched squeaking noise and started furiously tapping on my friend John’s leg, demanding that he look at the pie restaurant and get equally excited. He responded to all of this enthusiasm by saying, “Oh, that place? Yeah, my parents go there.”
Meaning he knew about it. He knew about the all-pie restaurant, and didn’t tell me about it because he “thought I already knew”. Apparently, all of Twitter knew about it, too. You’ve got to tell me about these things, people. I’m not a mind reader.
I stopped by Pie Folks yesterday afternoon, in need of a treat after a long day of meetings. There’s space to sit in the small storefront, but I got three slices to go: apple, key lime and the appropriately named “Slap Yo Mama Chocolate”.
It was seriously the best chocolate pie I’ve ever had. Mom, if you’re reading, you know I loved your Dream Whip chocolate pie, but I’m sorry, this is better. Way better.
The key lime was nearly perfect, even though I didn’t eat it super cold. The merengue wasn’t stiff – it a little closer to the texture of whipped cream.
The filling on the apple pie was pretty tasty, but I want their crust recipe. It was perfect – flaky without falling apart and thick enough to stand up to the filling. I want to eat it like cookies.
Pie Folks has about 20 varieties of pie, a few of which are sugar-free. All of them are available as whole pies, half pies and by the slice ($3.99 per slice). If pie isn’t your thing, they’ve got cupcakes and some small lunch items (think sandwiches and soup).