At no point does a passerby stepping off the street and into Mission Pie expect to have a normal pie-related experience.
I observed first the multitude of seats and, furthermore, space – much more than you would expect for a pie shop. Nonetheless, during my time sitting and eating the most stellar Banana Cream Pie I’ve ever laid eyes on, the large space filled up with hungry people. Why? Because for this place, baking a few pies each morning is an understatement. The bakers here make all sorts of berry pies and savory tarts for lunch and dinner; they don’t stop at dessert. Mission pie is where sweet and savory go to harmonize. How does an herbed turkey and apricot galette sound? (A galette looks as if a pie met a pizza and the two got so excited that the pizza’s crust folded over the filling a little bit). Or how about a potato gratin tart with bacon and gruyere?
My food accomplice and I stuck to the sweet. Our eyes scoured the many varieties of berry pies and came to rest, finally and happily, on the banana cream. We didn’t choose this banana cream pie, it chose us. It melted away in our mouths like a smooth, light and delicious cloud of bananas. Lastly, Mission Pie is all about supporting local and organic as well as tasty. They sell products from local farmers, advertise local food events and use their walls as a gallery for local artists. Go, the pie is calling you.
2901 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
Pleased to M[eat] You is the newly established San Francisco version of The Weekly [not so] Skinny: shortened posts with just one picture detailing my most recent exciting gustatory discovery.