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Ruby Lorraine Feagan, also known as Tootie, was a small-town woman known far and wide for her scrumptious homemade pies. When she retired her bakery in 2005, Don Merrill bought her recipes and Tootie’s daughter became the VP of Baking. Tootie Pie Gourmet Café was born, eventually growing into multiple locations in Austin. The pie shop truly does live up to its reputation – this is the place to get those pies like your grandmother used to bake, complete with flaky crusts and melt-in-your-mouth fillings. You can buy by the slice or the whole pie, and even have them shipped to you anywhere in the United States. The gourmet café side also sells homemade sandwiches and soups, which can be eaten inside the homey space, wrapped in stone walls and filled with local artwork.