Our business started in 2015 as a small one-person operation called East Durham Pie Company. From a certified home kitchen, we offered whole pies for delivery and handpies at shops in Durham and around the Triangle. When we started offering slices at pop up shops around town we realized that a storefront in East Durham could be a real possibility. Since then we’ve earned ourselves a reputation for making the Best Pie in Durham, and launched a successful Kickstarter campaign to open a neighborhood cafe.
Finding the right space in our neighborhood took a while! We settled on a beautiful, hundred year old building in the heart of Old East Durham, but we had a lot to do. The space required all new electrical, plumbing, a grease trap, HVAC and ventilation systems, flooring, drywall, fixtures, and of course equipment. Building a shop from the ground up has proven to be our greatest challenge yet, but we’re so excited to finally be able to welcome our friends and neighbors into our new space.
We opened the doors to our shop in late March of 2018 and have been working on expanding our menu to offer a wide variety of baked goods, beverages and simple lunch items that highlight the produce that is seasonally available here in North Carolina.