Emporium Pies -hot apple pie(+ ice cream) Bliss!
Emporium Pies is literally situated in a home in a very bustling artist neighborhood, called Bishop Arts District, in Dallas. “Fine Pies for Fine Folk” is their slogan and we felt right at home. In fact it, after we snagged some pie (+ ice cream) we went walking through the art district wandering in and out of galleries. Bliss!
The tiny, but mighty, pie shop was in full swing at 8pm and they weren’t slowing down any time soon. (Open till 11pm on weekends!) There was even a line outside the door when we were leaving. They clearly know what they are doing and have a loyal customer base.
The pies on the ‘spring menu’ were Blue Steel made of fresh Blueberries, Dr. Love- a red velvet pie, and The Drunken Nut a bourbon pecan pie.
The magic kitchen was front and center for everyone to see. The sweet ladies who bake the pies were kind enough to let me snap a picture for you. Homemade goodness right there.
The apple, er I mean pie of my eye, was the Lord of the Pies. A deep dish apple pie with cinnamon streusel crust. The lady helping us up recommended heating it (about a 6 min wait), but oh was it worth it. The apples were sliced so thinly and the crust was the perfect amount of buttery sweetness. Billy ordered the Smooth Operator, a french silk chocolate pie with pretzel crust. It was perfect consistency but the chocolate was very overwhelming, he couldn’t finish the whole thing in one sitting. (Note: That would be a perfect piece of pie to share if you’re not in the mood for the whole experience.)
I was also very impressed with was their branding. They sent us home with these adorable little wooden pie boxes and their menus were beautifully designed.
I love pie, and Emporium pies was nothing short of fabulous. I like that they rotate their pie out depending on the season, that way it allows you to have the freshest in season ingredients, and you get a nice rotation of flavors year round keeping you coming back.
I will definitely be visiting here next time we’re in the Bishop Arts District again. It might even be once more before this trip is over. So many cute boutiques to check out! When you visit, tell them Dine With Shayda sent you.
“Dine With Shayda Reviews Emporium Pies in Dallas. “Fine Pies for Fine Folk” is their slogan and we felt right at home. Hot apple pie(+ ice cream) Bliss!“