For mid-November, the day seemed unseasonably mild, and was already starting off to be, yet another wonderfully lazy, Saturday for me and the family. That is until a good friend, texted me, that he had come across something he felt would arouse my curiosity. In the course of ‘running around town’ he had rolled past a restaurant just off Orchard street titled – Boise Pie Co & Eatery. I had certainly never heard of it, before his mentioning, but I assured him, by the end of the day, I would know quite a bit!
The Boise Pie Co & Eatery just recently opened its doors at the end of October this year, and was founded by Terrance and Bridgette McAbee, just out from Florida.
The Eatery right on Orchard and and when you get close to it, you can’t miss it.
Inside was a bright and intimate seating arrangement, with maybe 10 or so small tables (I didn’t count but it was a relatively small area. Nothing wrong with that). Soft, but vibrant colors and very inviting.
Boise Pie Co was emblazoned upon the back wall behind the counter and display case, where a gorgeous assortment of pies, both dessert and savory sat laying in wait!
The staff were friendly and were ready to jump into action.
There were Pecan pies, Caramel Chess pies, french coconut , banana cream pie and a peanut butter pie with oreo cookie crust, that had my UNDIVIDED attention! To my surprise they also had a sweet potato pie, which was noteworthy since not many shops carry sweet potato pie. HUGE point awarded to the Boise Pie Co!
I must also note, that apparently, the Boise Pie Co & Eatery have a Key Lime Pie, with fresh juice, that they use in the recipe, that is, from what I’ve heard, flown in directly from Key West! So, if you like Key Lime Pie, this is probably something you’ll want to sample first!
There were also savory pies (something I have not yet had the opportunity to make myself), and I love savory pies. On display were chicken pot pies and shepards pie, and both looked delish.
My only disappointment was that there weren’t many fruit pies, and maybe that was because of the time of year or the holidays. What fruit pies they did have, I immediately requested a slice of. A three berry pie and an apple crumble.
Both were flavorful. The crust on the three berry pie was a bit thin for my personal taste, but the apple crumble was amazing. I actually should have ordered an entire apple crumb pie rather than just a slice. It was that good.
And, pies was not all that was on the menu.
The shop had a number of sandwiches as well, several of which, by their description alone, almost had me taking a seat and making a home in one. Although they all sounded great in their own right, there were a couple that specifically caught my attention, like…
The Tampa ($8) – Braised mojo pork, sweet ham, dill pickles, mustard, mayo, swiss, all under hot pressed Cuban bread. They call it ‘The Tampa’ but that’s a Cuban Sandwich if I ever saw one, and they are my favorite! I will definitely be returning to sample one of those, most definitely!
Angry Bird ($9) – Buffalo chicken, avocado aeoli, blue cheese crumbles, romaine, tomato, with a whole wheat wrap. This sandwich had me at buffalo chicken and blue cheese crumble!
In closing, not that I need remind you, the Holiday season is upon us and that means pie, pie and more glorious pie. So, if you’re ever out and about in Boise and closing in on Fairview and Orchard, stop by and visit the folks at the Boise Pie Co & Eatery and have lunch and a slice pie. I think you’ll thank me later that you did!
BOISE PIE CO & EATERY
Address: 1216 N. Orchard St., Boise, Idaho 83706
Website Address: Doesn’t appear to have one at this time
Hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday.
Menu price range: soups and sides $2-$6; sandwiches $8-$9; savory pies $8-$10; dessert pies $3.50 (slice) – $19 (full pie)
Kid friendly? Yes4