No matter which way you slice it, there are plenty of ways to enjoy Pi(e) Day. Yes every March 14, Pi or π nerds everywhere get giddy about circumferences. Pi being the ratio of the circumference of a pie (er sorry circle) to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14 (and then some!)
Fittingly, the flakier version of pie works as an apt celebratory break on this illustrious day. Plus, who really needs an excuse to eat pie?
Without further ado, a few great places to get you pie or π on.
The Pie Shoppe
Routinely lauded as the very best pie in the city, this is farm-to-table West Coast baking without the frills at its best. Every thing is made daily, in shop, by hand (even the crust). Think Salted chocolate peanut butter chess (with Panoramic Espresso) or East Van plum and amaretto (from Son’s of Vancouver Distillery), or stick to a simple seasonal fresh pie. They even have gluten-free and vegan pies available through special order.
Savary Island Pie Company
This West Van institution, located on Ambleside near the beach is favourite of skiers returning from a hard day on the slopes. And for good reason, the shoppe is bustling and cozy, and the hand-crafted pies are fresh (organic fruit and flour, real butter and free range eggs!), flakey and simply delicious. Pick up a loaf of their to-die for bread while you’re there.
Aphrodite’s Organic Cafe and Bake Shop
West side favourite, this organic pie (and much more!), located close to Jericho Beach. They make savoury and sweet pies, using locally sourced ingredients, including famous tourtiere around Christmas time and their “world-famous” pumpkin pie comes in classic, gluten-free and vegan. So very Vancouver!
Bonus For the REAL Pi Fans
But for real π, head to the Space Centre on March 14th for Pi Day – Math in Space for celebration of math and Pi, with pie!
Join them for special presentations about our favourite math constant on its special day: 3.14. They’ll have a Pi recitation contest and walk in our Pi Parade led by a Pied Piper to enjoy a complimentary slice of pie from Tartine Bread and Pies.