2/8/15

The Proper Pie Company


This weekend I had the pleasure of going out to lunch with my brother and sister-in-law, in Richmond. While in the city, I think I must have passed a hundred delicious, foodie-catering shops and diners that I was itching to enter. But Ty and Ashley had something particular in mind, so we headed to a new favorite of theirs, The Proper Pie Company on Broad Street.


 Already a hopping place, this New Zealand-inspired pie shop is well worth the recognition, and the wait. With a rotating menu, patrons get to choose between a dozen 3-inch thick slices, all tantalizingly sitting behind the counter. Savvy pie-eaters can review the changing varieties online, to see what's being made that day. And since the shop is quite small, it doesn't take long for the line to be out the door.  We were lucky and walked in at a lull, so we were able to sit and enjoy our slices.


They specialize in using unique combinations, so there were pies like peach-blackberry, chocolate chess, and pear-almond. Also, snuggled behind the warming glass were rows of pasties and savory pies. Hello. And if the selection of pies wasn't enough, you can also add a dollop of fresh whipped cream or a scoop of ice cream. Yum!

Strawberry rhubarb and whipped cream.
Is pie the new donut/cupcake/fad food? I think I'm ok with that.

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