Gluten-Free Pie for Pi Day: 3.14.15

This year, math lovers and gluten-free pie geeks can join forces for Pi Day on March 14, 2015—bonus points for celebrating at 9:26 am or pm!

By Allison Jones March 3, 2015

New Cascadia

This 100% gluten-free bakery will be celebrating Pi Day with Pie-A-Palooza, a weeklong celebration of gluten-free pie from March 9 through March 14. The bakery will offer slices and full pies in tantalizing flavors like Banoffee, vegan pumpkin gingersnap, coconut cream, peanut butter, lemon sour cream, and vegan key lime. Want to make sure your favorite flavor is available? Order your own with 48 hours notice by calling 503-546-4901 or popping by the cafe at 1700 SE 6th Avenue at SE Market.

Queen of Hearts

This local company makes sweet and savory hand pies and full-sized pies worth drooling over, in flavors like brown butter pecan, hazelnut and apricot, lemon curd and raspberry, black bean and pepper jack, and curried lentil and veggie. Feel like making your own pie but haven't mastered the magic of the gluten-free pie crust? Queen of Hearts offers ready-to-bake, flaky, all-butter pie crusts—I used a few last Thanksgiving for apple pies and they were a huge hit. Catch Queen of Hearts at the Portland Farmers Market at PSU starting March 7, Food Front Cooperative Grocery, plenty of local coffee shopsor at their retail shop at 1630 SE 3rd Ave. 

Back to Eden Bakery

Back to Eden’s vegan and gluten-free pastries and pies are baked daily from scratch using a house-blended gluten free flour mix. I'm currently nursing a crush on the savory cashew tarts, which are part quiche, park savory cheesecake. They've also got plenty of sweet options, like chocolate coconut cream, key lime, and old-fashioned apple. Find them at 2217 NE Alberta St.

Petunia's Pies and Pastries

Another gluten-free and vegan shop, Petunia's stocks nostalgia sweets like Bumble Berry Peach pie, raw strawberry pie, salted caramel apple pecan pie, marionberry apple, banana coconut cream, chocolate caramel hazelnut cream—and an incredible chunky vegetable pot pie that's developed a cult following at their West End bakery at 610 SW 12th Ave.

Tula Gluten-Free Cafe

While they don't have full-sized pies, this NE Alberta bakery offers savory hand pies and a variety of mini vegan and gluten-free tarts, like lemon curd with almond flaxseed crust, dark chocolate pomegranate, cranberry raspberry linzer tart, and cane sugar-free roasted apple with cornmeal almond crust. Find them at 4943 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Suite 101.

Divine Pie

These creamy raw, gluten-free, and dairy-free pies are made with whole ingredients cradled in a crust of nuts, dates, and coconut flakes. The farmers market favorites come in flavors like passionfruit cheesecake, chocolate hazelnut cream pie, key lime, rosewater cardamom, chocolate chai, lemon berry custard, and Oregon berry cheesecake. Find them at the Portland Farmers Market at PSU, New Seasons, Whole Foods, and local co-ops

Kyra's Bake Shop

Though the three-time-Cupcake Wars-winning owner of this 100% gluten-free Lake Oswego bakery may be best known for her gluten-free cupcakes, the sweet shop also stocks plenty of tarts and pies, from banana cream and key lime to chocolate cream and strawberry happiness. Head to the bakery at 599 A Ave in Lake Oswego to get your fix.

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