Sweet and savory pies.
In this edition of Grub Alert, we feature American Pie Bakery & Cafe, which just opened its second location in Wallingford in early July. From chicken pot pies to empanadas and curry sausage rolls, and array of sweet pies, you have your pick of savory or sweet. The pie crust is made daily with care and layers of buttery, flaky goodness.
The Chicken Pot Pie is filled with dark meat, celery, carrots, onion, leeks, and garlic in a classic bechamel sauce. If you’re looking for a slight twist, try the Seco Pot Pie, a Peruvian take on pot pie, with a cilantro sauce.They make both vegetarian and meat-filled Empanadas ranging from beef, glazed yams, chickpea and quinoa, onion and bleu cheese, and sausage, apple and fennel to name a few. We had a one with a braised beef. The filling was flavorful and tender, though the crust to filling ratio was a bit off. I was looking for more filling.
Photos by Sean D.
For dessert, their sweet pies range from classic pies like strawberry rhubarb and pecan pie to lemongrass cream with crystallized ginger and Jasmine coconut cream. The Strawberry Rhubarb Pie is one of the best ones I’ve had. The filling was just the right balance of tart and sweet. The filling was substantial, not mushy, and the crust was perfect.
American Pie Bakery & Cafe is open Monday through Friday 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Come early for the best selection. If you want a full pie, call ahead to reserve.
American Pie Bakery & Cafe | 5633 Airport Way S., Seattle | (206) 708 – 7813