Why spend National Pi Day, otherwise known as 3.14, crunching numbers, when you can celebrate with a decadent, delicious, mouth-watering slice of fruit or cream pie from one of the best pie shops in Richmond, VA area?
These nine pie shops can help you honor “Pi Day” in the best and tastiest way – by serving up a slice of whatever pie flavor, you might be craving.
Whether you’re an apple pie purist or a devout cake lover, our list of the best pies in the Richmond, VA area will ensure you’re a card-carrying pie fanatic from now on!
The Best Pie Shops and Bakeries in the Richmond, VA Area
Proper Pie Co.
2505 E Broad St, # 100 Richmond, VA 23223
You’ll find not only sweet pie options and flavors at the Proper Pie Co., but savory as well. Find classic favorites such as chocolate chess, dutch apple, and lemon meringue, and more unique pairings like buttermilk and raspberry, passionfruit and mango, and campfire pie – a delicious, decadent mixing of chocolate, hazelnut, and praline, topped with baked meringue. Yum does not begin to describe it. No matter what you fancy, it’ll be delicious. Promise.
3414 Semmes Ave Richmond, VA 23225
A favorite local bakery, WPA Bakery specializes in gluten-free and vegan desserts. Pies come by the slice or the pie in oodles of unique flavors such as blueberry, apple, mixed berry, shoo-fly, peanut butter, Mexican chocolate, and many, many more! Just wait until you see their seasonal flavors! Drooling yet? It’s okay, me too!
1903 West Cary Street Richmond, Virginia 23220
Richmond’s well-loved, fun, and funky dessert-only restaurant, Shyndigz, is THE place for an after-date drink and dessert or a fun birthday get-together. Their take-out menu includes Peanut Butter Pie, Bourbon Pecan Pie, French Silk Pie, Key Lime Pie, and Oatmeal Toffee Cookies with a sweet cream cheese filling otherwise known as Oatmeal Cream Pie.
Poor Georgie’s Bake Shop
5073 Forest Hill Avenue Richmond, VA 23225
Poor Georgie’s pies, along with everything else, are made with attention to detail, insistence on freshness, and absolute deliciousness. The Oatmeal Cream Pie will instantly transport you to your childhood – if only we could eat the filling by the tub! Best tip: Go early for the best selection!
Buttermilk Bake Shop
257 E Bank St Petersburg, VA 23803
The Buttermilk Bake Shop is a quaint, adorable, cheery, full-service bakery and coffee shop in Historic Downtown Petersburg offering GF and Vegan options. Buttermilk Bake Shop is best known for its from-scratch Vegan donuts (the apple fritters will feed a small family and are to-die-for) in seasonal flavors, but don’t let that stop you from making it a prime pie destination! Grab a slice of the always-on-the-menu Key Lime Pie and a cup of coffee with beans sourced from a local RVA roaster. This certainly won’t be your last!
Wonder City Bakery
245 E Broadway Ave Ste 2 Hopewell, VA 23860
Wonder City Bakery is located in the newly revitalized city center of historic Hopewell and offers a range of delicious bakery treats and breakfast and lunch fare. Although they don’t serve traditional pie on their rotating menu save for holidays, they DO make the best hand pies and tarts you’ll likely ever taste! You’ll find made-from-scratch hand pies in flavors such as Guava and Cream Cheese or Sour Cherry hand pies and tarts in Coconut mango, Chocolate Ganache or Borboun Pecan. Wonder City Bakery prides itself on taking the best parts of the old and the new to create something welcoming and exciting. Find their daily menu on their Facebook and Instagram pages.
Sugar + Salt
201 Yancey Street Richmond, VA 23222
Sugar and Salt, a premier Richmond bakery, serves up, among other yummy treats, delicious pies in classic flavors that receive rave reviews time and again. From flaky-crusted fruit pies to scrumptious fruit tarts piled-high on a shortbread crust to deep dish cream pies, their melt-in-your-mouth pies will have you coming back every chance you get.
Pearls Bake Shoppe
5811 Patterson Avenue Richmond, VA 23226
Pearl’s Bake Shoppe is “Richmond’s destination for desserts and confections baked fresh daily on-site, using the finest gourmet and local ingredients.” Best known for their cupcakes, they also offer delicious seasonal pies as well. Drop-in for a taste of their Bourbon Chocolate Pecan pie!
8084 Mechanicsville Turnpike Mechanicsville, VA 23111
The Williams Bakery has been in the Williams family since 1911. The family recipes have been passed down through the family since the original bakery opened its doors. The William’s Bakery makes 14 varieties of fruit and custard pies, including Banana Cream, French Apple, and German Chocolate, to name a few, as well as all of the cakes, pastries, and cookies you can eat. Don’t like to share? They also make many of their pie flavors in a 4-inch tart, perfect for only you! Check out their Facebook page for fun holiday offerings and locations.