Pi Day Specials to Check out in Metro Detroit

Here’s where to get your pie fix locally
Grand Traverse Pie Co. is offering $3.14 slices of its ABC Crumb pie this Pi Day. // Photograph courtesy of Grand Traverse Pie Co.

Pi Day, held each year on March 14, is a holiday dedicated to one of math’s most special numbers — 3.14, the ratio of a circle’s circumference that goes on for trillions of decimal places. But aside from that, it’s also a day to enjoy some really great pie. Pot Pies, fruit pies, pizza pies — there’s plenty of ways to celebrate. Here’s where to find holiday specials in metro Detroit.  

 

Grand Traverse Pie Co. 

Grand Traverse Pie Co., which serves up a top-notch selection of cherry pies, is celebrating Pi Day by offering a free slice of its Michigan ABC Crumb Pie with any purchase. The pie features a toasty crump topping and is made with Montmorency cherries, Rubel blueberries, and Northern Spy apples — all grown in Michigan — and sugar and flour from the Mitten State as well. Visit gtpie.com for metro Detroit locations 

 

Sister Pie Detroit 

West Village bakery Sister Pie, whose recent lineup of inventive pies and treats include the Salted Maple Pie, Malted Lime Pie, and peach-cran and strawberry-apple hand pie/toaster strudels, is offering $3.14 slices of pie for Pi Day. While Sister Pie doesn’t have hours on Pi Day itself, the shop opens at 10 a.m. on March 11 and 12 and will stay open until it sells out each day. Sister Pie, 8066 Kercheval Ave., Detroit; 313-447-5550; sisterpie.com

 

Great Lakes Pot Pies in Clawson, which serves up savory pies like the one pictured above, is offering $3.14 off orders of $30 or more. // Photograph courtesy of Great Lakes Pot Pies

Great Lakes Pot Pies 

This Clawson shop is your go-to stop for all things savory pies this Pi Day. After serving guests for a year in Royal Oak Farmers Market, Great Lakes Pot Pies owner Jannie Teitelbaum opened her storefront in April 2020. Since then, the business has been churning out chicken pot pie, meatball pot pie, vegetarian pot pie, beef stew pie, and more — including quiche, pie chips, and dessert — from its Clawson shop. For Pi Day, Great Lakes Pot Pies is offering $3.14 off orders of $30 or more through March 19. Great Lakes Pot Pies, 809 W. 14 Mile Road, Clawson; 248-266-1160; greatlakespotpies.com

 

Buddy’s Pizza

In honor of both 313 Day and Pi Day, Buddy’s Pizza is offering a deal from March 12 through the 14. This year, customers can get $3.13 off any eight-square pizza simply by mentioning the offer when ordering while dining in or placing a carryout order over the phone. The deal can be applied to any pizzas at Buddy’s, from the signature square pizzas with cheese and dollops of thick tomato sauce to special Detroit-style pies like the Conant, which is topped with grilled chicken, red onions, cilantro, and barbeque sauce, and the Motown Museum, topped with Old World pepperoni and bacon. Visit buddyspizza.com for metro Detroit locations 

 

Achatz Handmade Pie Co. 

Like Sister Pie, Achatz is also offering $3.14 pie slices. Its menu includes fruit pies, like the Michigan 4-Berry and Strawberry Rhubarb Crumb; seasonal cream pies, like Sandra’s Sunshine Lemon and Veronica’s Raspberry Devine; and savory items like quiche and meat pot pies. In honor of Pi Day, the pie company is also launching nationwide shipping of its chocolate pecan pies, which are drizzled with chocolate and accented with the pi symbol. Visit achatzpies.com for metro Detroit locations 

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