There’s a new location of Pie Junkie Bakery and Cafe opening in Crowfoot on October 1, 2021, just in time for Thanksgiving, making it their fourth location in six years.
The continued growth of this local business comes on the heels of the recent addition of Pie Junkie’s e-commerce platform and citywide delivery service, which were introduced last year in an effort to provide improved accessibility and convenience for customers.
Keep reading for our author’s review of the opening of the Kensington location a few years ago.
They don’t make things like they used to – unless you are talking about Pie Junkie Bakery and Cafe’s sweet and savoury pies.
Using family recipes spanning four generations and pairing her British father’s pastry skills and Italian mother’s culinary genius – Nancy, the owner, launched Pie Junkie to share her family’s fabulous pies.
I went to the grand opening celebration of their new Kensington location to taste slivers of at least 15 of Pie Junkie’s samplings. I can’t think of when I’ve eaten a better piece of pie (sorry, mom).
The flakey, buttery crusts with caramelized bits of goodness are to die for, not to mention the high-quality, locally sourced sustainable beef, berries and other goodies used in their fillings.
When quizzing the other foodies between bites to pick their favourite selection, everyone had trouble narrowing it down to three. They were all that good.
My favourite savoury ones were the Three Cheese and Onion Hand Pie and the Brie and Chutney Galette.
If I had to narrow it down to one favourite sweet pie, I’d go with the Salted Honey Pie – it was a custard crossed with creme brulee. My husband’s favourite was the Sour Cherry Pie.
If you are in a multi-cultural mood, you’ll want to check out their traditional Aussie Beef, Butter Chicken or the Jamaican Hand Pie.
Pie Junkie Bakery and Cafe has four locations in Calgary. If you get a chance to visit, we’d love to hear what your favourite pies are too!
Crowfoot Crossing (opening October 1, 2021):
826 Crowfoot Crescent NW
8 Spruce Centre SW
2171 Mahogany Blvd SE
1081 2nd Avenue NW