Things To Buy for a Storm: Water, Food, Pie…
Snow Storm Stella may be on her way to New York, but that doesn’t mean Pi Day can’t be celebrated in all its glory. March 14th acknowledges the mathematical constant π (pi), or the ratio of a circle’s radius to its circumference’s first three digits, but for foodies everywhere, it gives us an excuse to devour some of the best pies in New York. While you stock up on snow day essentials, be sure to add pie to your grocery list.
The Coffee Shop (29 Union Square West) is New York’s go to spot for Banana Cream Pie with fresh banana custard drizzled in warm chocolate sauce.
The Union Square Greenmarket in Union Square Park has seasonal pies with the freshest fruits from local producers and is open every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
Pick up ingredients at Whole Foods (4 Union Square South) and put a pie in the oven on a freezing day. This recipe for pumpkin apple pie promises to satispie.
At the 21st Annual Harvest in the Square, Hill Country Chicken (1123 Broadway) served its famous trio of pies: Pecan, Pumpkin and Whiskey Buttermilk Pies. Order a full pie or a bite sized pie cup.
Mighty Pie (Union Square Park Northwest Corner) stuffs everything from ham and cheese to eggs into their pies with a unique mix of flavors thought up by an Israeli-born co-owner and Turkish head baker.
Florian (225 Park Avenue South) offers classic 12″ and 18″ thin crust pies that are perfect for sharing at your snow day party.
There’s a new pizza pie on the block at Mandolino (137 East 13th Street). The new #USQEats spot serves brick-oven pizza pies with toppings from traditional Italian prosciutto to shiitake mushrooms.
Joe’s Pizza (150 East 14th Street) is known for serving one of the best slices in the city. If there’s ever an excuse to order a full pie, it’s pi day.