The pie’s the limit: 5 Greensboro spots to visit on National Pi Day

The Pie’s The Limit: 5 Greensboro Spots To Visit On National Pi Day

Photo courtesy of Maxie B's Bakery & Dessert Café via Facebook.

By Ellery Weil

March 11, 2024

There’s nothing better on Pi Day than a delicious slice of pie — be it apple, cherry, pecan, key lime, or even a savory pie for lunch! Luckily, in Greensboro, you have plenty of tasty options for where to enjoy your Pi Day delights. Let’s have a look at some of Greensboro’s best pi(e)s.

When you think of Greensboro, the third-largest city in the Tarheel State, there are a lot of things that may come to mind. Perhaps the city’s famous International Civil Rights Museum, the Greensboro Science Center, delicious Carolina-style barbecue, or maybe UNC-Greensboro. But while the STEM attractions of Greensboro’s museums and educational institutions may have you thinking about pi, this March, it’s time for you to think about pie!

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For the uninitiated, March 14 is National Pi Day, in honor of the famous number whose first three digits are 3.14, just like March 14 is written out as 3/14. Math classes across the nation celebrate Pi Day with special treats, and now, you can get in on the fun!

There’s nothing better on Pi Day than a delicious slice of pie — be it apple, cherry, pecan, key lime, or even a savory pie for lunch! Luckily, in Greensboro, you have plenty of tasty options for where to enjoy your Pi Day delights. Let’s have a look at some of Greensboro’s best pi(e)s:

The Cherry Pit Cafe and Pie Shop – 411 Pisgah Church Road

From the moment you see the smiling cherry mascot in their logo, you know you’re in the place for pie at the Cherry Pit Cafe and Pie Shop. For over ten years, the Cherry Pit has been serving up comfort food in a casual atmosphere, to the delight of Greensboro residents. Their pie menu includes fruit, cream, and specialty pies ranging from their classic cherry to brownie supreme pie, available whole or by the slice.

Not ready for dessert just yet? Try one of their homestyle meals, from burgers and salads to, for an extra dose of Pi Day deliciousness, chicken pot pie and shepherd’s pie — perfect for an all-pie sweet and savory feast!

The Pie’s The Limit: 5 Greensboro Spots To Visit On National Pi Day

Photo courtesy of The Cherry Pit Cafe and Pie Shop via Facebook.

Maxie B’s – 2403 Battleground Avenue

For a true Greensboro favorite, it’s hard to beat Maxie B’s. This locally-owned bakery specializes in sweet treats, including cakes, brownies, and of course, classic pies. Maxie B’s specializes in traditional Southern decadence, including two types of pecan pie (traditional and chocolate bourbon), sweet potato pie, and a coconut custard pie whose recipe dates all the way to 1893! Maxie B’s also does homemade “pupcakes,” so your furry friend can enjoy a treat too!

The Pie’s The Limit: 5 Greensboro Spots To Visit On National Pi Day

Photo courtesy of Maxie B’s Bakery & Dessert Café via Facebook.

M’Coul’s Public House – 110 West McGee Street

Don’t have much of a sweet tooth, but still want to celebrate Pi Day in style? Head on down to M’Coul’s, a cozy, Irish-style pub where you can enjoy Greensboro’s best shepherd’s pie, made with a mixture of lamb and beef and topped with creamy smoked Gouda cheese. Or consider their classic chicken pot pie, or even “meat and potato pie,” with beef and sausage in a tasty crust. Don’t forget a drink from their bar to wash it down — because Pi Day doesn’t have to be sweet to be scrumptious!

The Pie’s The Limit: 5 Greensboro Spots To Visit On National Pi Day

Photo courtesy of M’Coul’s Public House via Facebook.

Delicious Bakery – 3700 Lawndale Drive

When the word “delicious” is right in the name, it should come as no surprise that this elegant bakery’s pies are as tasty as they are beautiful. With over a dozen different varieties of pie, Delicious Bakery’s menu runs the gamut from classics like cherry lattice and key lime pie to hard-to-find treats like their salted caramel apple crumb and chocolate peanut butter pie. All are made from scratch and can serve up to eight people, so grab a friend and a fork, and dig in!

The Pie’s The Limit: 5 Greensboro Spots To Visit On National Pi Day

Photo courtesy of Delicious Bakery via Facebook.

Black Magnolia Southern Patisserie – 1162 Revolution Mill Drive

For a newcomer that’s been making a major name for itself, check out Black Magnolia Southern Patisserie. Since 2020, this locally-run, Black-owned bakery and cafe has been serving sharing-size portions of cakes, pastries, and — you guessed it — pies, as well as offering event catering. Their menu changes regularly depending on the season, but keep a watch for unique pies such as their Atlantic Beach pie, s’mores pie, savory zucchini and roasted tomato pie, and North Carolina classic chocolate chess pie.

The Pie’s The Limit: 5 Greensboro Spots To Visit On National Pi Day

Photo courtesy of Black Magnolia Southern Patisserie via Facebook.

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