Historically, the pie chart has proven its worth in contexts ranging from corporate boardrooms to penny-ante prop comedy acts, most notably those of the late Ross Perot. Today's Groupon shows you a different side of this handy graphing tool: the dessert it has inspired. For $10, you get $20 worth of pie and beverages at either of Little Pie Company's two locations on West 43 Street or Greenwich Street in Tribeca. Little Pie Company draws children of all ages like moths to a windowsill with pies so sweet they can make Rachael Ray break her vow of silence.
Since 1985, Little Pie Company has been either a small company that makes pies or a regulation-size company that makes small pies. The white-frocked bakers, with their insistence on fresh ingredients, uphold a long tradition of hot-from-the-oven piecraft. The buttery folds of freshly rolled pie dough gently cushion crisp seasonal fruits, which are lovingly plucked and hand-peeled. The old-school bakery boasts a series of pie creations with zero grams of trans fat; all of its pies adhere to a strict ban on artificial ingredients, preservatives, and TV after 10 p.m. The pie-minded will enjoy lingering nostalgically over the list of house staples, such as the sour-cream walnut pie with Granny Smiths, Florida key lime pies, and the decadent chocolate cream pie with imported chocolates, while the sugarless apple pie tastefully accommodates special dietary needs (order in advance). Five-inch pies are $7.50, an 8-inch is $22, and a 10-inch is $30. Slices can also fly solo ($4 per slice, $1.50 extra a la mode).
Although pies are the name of the pie game at Little Pie Company, an assortment of other sweet delicacies play striking supporting roles. Applesauce carrot cakes ($22 for a medium) join a variety of soft muffins ($3), apple turnovers ($3), handmade quiches with goat cheese and tomato ($7.50), coffees, and more for a thoroughly captivating edible experience.
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- The old-fashioned apple pie at the Little Pie Company of the Big Apple is a sugar-sprinkled, high-domed, nicely browned creation with three pastry leaves on top, and it's perfect on its own or with a scoop of slightly melted vanilla ice cream. – Rosemary Black, Daily News
- What sets [the sour cream apple walnut pie] apart from other apple pies is the creaminess factor that's not in regular apple pies. Also, the apple isn't in chunks; it's sliced thinly and layered on top of each other. It's really a one-of-a-kind type of pie. The top of the pie is a thick layer of walnut crumble, the type of thing you would find on the top of a coffee cake. – Danny, Food in Mouth
- They make superb pie and other baked treats here. Enjoy your baked delights in their shop with a cup of coffee or cappuccino or to take home. Little Pie Company makes seasonal pies like apple, pumpkin, cherry, key lime and other pies like Mississippi Mud, Southern Pecan--all freshly baked and delicious. – Pat B., Judy's Book
- Life is too short to be spent not eating a good slice of lemon pie. – Fredi R., Judy's Book
Little Pie Company
Behind a large picture window colonized by the covetous faces of passersby, the Little Pie Company’s kitchen bustles with a crew of adroit bakers tirelessly popping freshly minted confections into sparkling steel ovens. Champions of homestyle cooking since setting their first pie out to cool in 1985, staffers forge each toothsome treat from scratch using only fresh ingredients free of artificial, chemical, or secret agents. Bakers frequently switch up the menu in order to give each time of year its due, with seasonal offerings composed of calendar-appropriate fillings such as berries in the summer, pumpkins in the fall, and organic snowmen in the winter. The in-store counter beckons guests to linger and sip coffee, and on balmy days, an army of outdoor tables enables alfresco dining under the watchful gaze of the sun.