Pi Day is an annual occasion for nerds to recite the infinite digits of Pi, talk to friends about math, and to eat Pie.
Where I love to get Pies for Pi Day in Berkeley
That picture up there shows how I really raised the bar for my family's expectation of how we celebrate Pi Day, a perfectly made-up holiday to celebrate the magical number pie, 3.14. My children's middle school celebrates a week of math-related games and learning culminating in a pie-eating feast that has spilled into our home life.
But as my child reminds me, “Mom, it's not like you even bake anything, you just buy the pies.” Fair point, kid, but I do have to go to the stores. Some of them even require heating! Or ice cream!
Clockwise from the top, this where my pies came from:
- Local baker, Mamie & Makhi's sweet potato pie, sells a fresh frozen pie batter that wins my family's pie party. I buy it at Berkeley Bowl West, but you can order direct from her >
- Ha ha, the rest of them came from Whole Foods bakery or freezer section. Maybe my kid was right.
Pie Specials in the East Bay:
Other favorite places to buy pies in town:
- Sweet Adeline's