Posted on: February 15, 2024 Posted by: Sarah Giavedoni Comments: 0
Find the best pies in Western North Carolina

Last Updated on February 15, 2024

There are a number of math and science-related “holidays” in the calendar each year (e.g. Fibonacci Day on November 23, Mole Day on October 23, etc.). But Pi Day is objectively the best because you can celebrate with great pies, no matter where you live in Western North Carolina! 

The mathematical constant pi (π) represents the relationship between a circle’s diameter and its circumference, a ratio of 22 to 7. Since pi is generally approximated as 3.14, it is celebrated on March 14 each spring. And what better way to celebrate this nerdy occasion than with a circular shaped play on words?

If you have never celebrated Pi Day before, this is your year! For full math nerd mode, we recommend collecting a few friends and dividing up 22 slices from these seven locations. Here is our selection of tasty pies in WNC to celebrate Pi Day.

Baked Pie Company

Made daily with the freshest and highest quality ingredients, the Baked Pie Company thinks their customers deserve only the best. From shoofly to Amish apple to sugar crack, they have all your favorites—and then some! Can’t decide which to try? Select a “flight” of three flavors plus a scoop of ice cream. Want a pie all to yourself? Give them 48 hours and they’ll make one just for you.

4 Long Shoals Road, Arden | (828) 333-4366 | bakedpiecompany.com

The Baker’s Box

Every day, the Baker’s Box offers a delicious assortment of freshly baked breakfast and all-day pastries, including brownies, bars, cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and pies. The one consistent ingredient? They put love into everything they make. For Pi Day, we recommend their black bottom peanut butter pie or the traditional pecan pie. Or think outside the box and get a moon/whoopie pie—it counts!

1508 Asheville Highway, Hendersonville | (828) 595-9983 | thebakersboxshop.net

Blue Ridge Bakery

You always feel welcome at Blue Ridge Bakery! Their custom cakes, cookies, pastries, and lunches are made fresh daily using regional homestyle recipes and local, natural ingredients. Their specialty pie is the “Eddie Pie”, a fudgy chocolate chess pie, topped with whole pecans, drizzled with caramel sauce, and sprinkled with sea salt. Pop by on Thursdays (including Pi Day 2024) for their weekly blue plate special!

86 W Main Street, Brevard | (828) 883-8444 | blueridgebakery.com

The Highlands Kitchen & Bar

Sometimes in small mountain towns, you can find the best desserts at local restaurants. This is certainly the case at The Highlands, a full-service casual dining restaurant overlooking the Broad River, with luxurious mountain views. Their breakfast, brunch, and dinner menus showcase elegant arrays of fresh, local fare and signature drinks. But diners find themselves coming back for the decadent desserts, including a key lime pie that can be served a la mode.

451 Main Street, Chimney Rock | (828) 436-4023 | thehighlandskitchenbar.com 

J&S Cafeteria

Not specifically a bake shop, J&S Cafeteria is the original fast casual restaurant, serving quality food at value prices since 1984. Among the daily dessert options are a half dozen made-fresh-daily pies: buttered coconut, coconut cream, German chocolate, apple, pecan, and sugar-free. They also serve a chicken pan pie, if you are in more of a savory mood. Give J&S a try.

800 Fairview Road, Asheville | (828) 298-1209 | jsfreshkitchen.com 

Kandi’s Cakes and Bake Shop

The award-winning Kandi’s Cakes & Bake Shop offers simple traditional goodness, including some of the best pies in Western North Carolina! They have what you and your family crave, including French apple, key lime, and peanut butter. Mini-meringue pies are also available in butterscotch, chocolate, coconut, and lemon flavors. All of their pies are made fresh and only use the finest ingredients. Skip the grocery store and stop in for your next pie.

200 S Main Street, Waynesville | (828) 246-0180 | kandiscakesandbakeshop.com

McFarlan Bake Shop

In operation since 1930, McFarlan is a Hendersonville staple for made-from-scratch baked goods. They still use the same recipes the “old timers” used 60–80 years ago. Their pie choices vary seasonally, so it’s important to check back often if you like to celebrate Pi Day year round. But with many options (from strawberry to lemon meringue), there’s always something tasty on the menu.

309 N Main Street, Hendersonville | (828) 693-4256 | mcfarlanbakery.com

Live near the best pies in Western North Carolina

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