Monday, March 14—or 3.14—is National Pi Day. While some celebrate with mathematics, at Bham Now, we do it with food. We polled our audience to find out where to get the best pie in Birmingham, and the results are in! From coconut cream to crawfish (what?!)…. here are the top spots to grab a slice on this special day.
1. Demetri’s BBQ
Go for the barbecue, stay for the pie. The dessert menu at Demetri’s includes soul-soothing pies like coconut cream, chocolate and lemon meringue. Or, opt for an apple or peach turnover à la mode.
2. Edolyn’s Pies
Fulfill your pi(e) day goals with one that’s so good your eyes will close in delight. At Edolyn’s Pies, choose from four inch or nine inch in sweet potato, pecan, brownie, lemon chess and blueberry lemon chess. Mmm!
3. Jawanda’s Sweet Potato Pies
JaWanda’s may be known for its mind-blowing sweet potato pie, but that’s not the only flavor they offer. There’s also coconut pineapple, s’mores, pineapple creme and more!
Popular Flavor: sweet potato
4. Johnny Ray’s BBQ
On National Pi Day, Johnny Ray’s at the Colonnade on Highway 280 is the place to go for a tasty slice. All pies are made from scratch daily and come in banana, chocolate, coconut and lemon. Order a slice, half pie or whole pie.
Popular Flavor: chocolate
5. Oak Hill Bar & Grill
One of my favorite springtime flavors is lemon, and Oak Hill Bar & Grill bakes up one of the best lemon ice box pies in Birmingham. Don’t believe me? Try it for yourself! Or consider the chocolate silk, caramel or coconut cream.
Popular Flavor: Lemon Ice Box
Find pie nearby 🚘
Our poll on where to find the best pie also filled us in on several places around the Greater Birmingham Area. The most mentioned being:
6. Rusty’s Bar-B-Que – Leeds
More than just a local barbecue joint, Rusty’s serves up a selection of pies that will make you say YES to dessert. Choices include: peanut butter, chocolate, key lime and coconut cream. I think the comments above speak for themselves.
Popular Flavor: peanut butter
7. Mama Suz’s Fried Pies – Pelham
There’s no need for a knife and fork at Mama Suz’s Fried Pies. Here you’ll find fried hand pies that are guaranteed to make your mouth water. Just grab, bite and devour.
Choose from breakfast pies like the sausage, egg and cheese or lunch pies like the pizza pie. The best though is the fruit pies that include: peach, lemon, banana pudding, white chocolate and cherry cheesecake.
Popular Flavor: peach
8. The Bright Star – Bessemer
Visit The Bight Star in Bessemer this National Pi Day for a slice you won’t soon forget. Try the Lemon ice box, coconut cream, chocolate almond, peanut butter or pineapple cheese.
Popular Flavor: peanut butter
9. Bayou Gourmet
Love seafood, like crawfish, crab and shrimp? Consider having it baked in a pie. Where can you get it in Birmingham? According to our poll—Bayou Gourmet.
Popular Flavor: crawfish
You can find their pies and more at Pepper Place Market.
It turns out, Costco has quite the pie fan base here in Birmingham, so you may want to add pie to your next Costco order. Two recommendations to consider:
- Tart Chery Lattice
- Whole Pecan Pie
11. Your friend, family or very own kitchen
Of course, many of our poll takers gave loving shoutouts to their friends, family and themselves as being the best pie bakers in Birmingham. From apple and peanut butter to hot fudge, it’s easy to see why!
Don’t forget pizza pie 🍕
Your can’t have a pie guide with pizza pie, and many pollers made sure to let us know it was their fav choice. Where can you grab a slice—or hey, a whole pie? Here are 30 Birmingham pizza pies that have a piece of our heart.