Celebrate Pi Day With These Four Local Bakeries

When it comes to Pi Day, there are two distinct groups that people that celebrate, both of which share an affinity for one common denominator — the circle.
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Photograph courtesy of Grand Traverse Pie Company

When it comes to Pi Day, there are two distinct groups that people that celebrate, both of which share an affinity for one common denominator — the circle.

Math enthusiasts occupy the first group and celebrate Pi, the mathematical term represented by the sixteenth letter of the Greek alphabet. Pi is used to represent the ratio of a circle’s diameter to its circumference always equaling 3.14159. Fittingly, since the late 1980’s, we’ve been using March 14 (3.14) to celebrate this mathematical constant.

For the other group, it’s a day to celebrate a much more delectable circle — pie. And as Pi goes on indefinitely, so does our appetite.

In honor of the holiday, we have tracked down a number of local eateries for you to get your fix. Whichever way you like your Pi(e) — numerical or edible — you’re bound to find a place to celebrate your love for math and pastries below.

We’ll leave it up to you to calculate the ratio of slices consumed to your own circumference in the end.

Achatz Handmade Pie Co.

Single slices of pie will be priced at $3.14 at various locations in the metro area on Pi Day. Pie options include apple, cherry, blueberry, vegan strawberry rhubarb, and more. Locations in Armada, Beverly Hills, Bloomfield Hills, Chesterfield, Madison Heights, Oxford, and Troy; achatzpies.com.

Grand Traverse Pie Company

Traverse City’s sweets export goes big on one of their favorite days of the year with a free slice of Michigan ABC Crumb Pie with any purchase. Visit their website for locations; gtpie.com.

Sister Pie

In terms of pies, this Detroit bakery is currently offering specials on salted maple, The Banana Pete, malted lime, and Neapolitan. Pre-order fruit pies by the slice or whole pie. Hand pies are individually sold. 8066 Kercheval Ave, Detroit; 313-447-5550; sisterpie.com.

Crust

Pie flavors include American berry, Apple crumb, strawberry rhubarb double crust, lemon meringue, and pecan, among others. Orders are available online for in-store pick-up or 2-day shipping. 104 W. Caroline, Fenton; 810-629-8882; crustandbeyond.com.

This post has been updated for 2024.