ABOUT US

Our Products

We are a cozy, independently-owned shop in East Durham offering handmade baked goods, locally roasted coffee and espresso beverages, organic teas, and simple soups and salads made with fresh local produce.

We’re probably best know for our pies, made from scratch each day, with varieties changing to show off the fruits and vegetables of the season. We offer a variety of pie by the slice in the shop each day or whole pies can be ordered in advance from our weekly menu.

We do all of our baking in-house and encourage you to stop by and see us at work in the kitchen. We work with locally sourced fruits, vegetables, eggs and dairy and as such we take great care in doing all of our baking by hand. We use hand tools to carefully mix, roll and portion all of our baked goods, preparing our fillings from whole fruits and vegetables and avoiding the use of machinery that would give us less direct control over the quality of our products. Our goal is that our end products reflect the careful attention to detail that we put in to all of our work, and pay homage to the hardworking folks who provide us with our ingredients.

Our Practices

We are committed to sustainability and an attention to detail that honors the people behind the products we use. We believe in spending our food dollars locally whenever possible and working with local farmers, producers and suppliers in Durham, the Triangle and greater South including Funny Girl FarmOpen Door FarmKalawi Farms, Pee Dee Orchard, Wild Scallions FarmEver Laughter FarmBlue Merle Farm, Quarry Dog Farm, Deal Orchard, Levering OrchardWaterdog Farms, Lil Farm, Maple Spring Gardens, Bluebird Meadows, Harland’s Creek Farm, Southwind ProduceSEEDSSlingshot Coffee Company, Resistor BrewsBrothers VigalysLatta’s Egg Ranch, Boxcarr Handmade CheeseHomeland CreameryMaple View FarmWoodfruit, Orchid Island Juice CompanyEastern Carolina Organics, and Farmer Foodshare.

We are excited to work with Carrboro Coffee Roasters not just for the quality of their coffee and training support, but also their commitment to direct sourcing. As a local business we want to be conscious of the amount of waste we’re leaving behind, so we’re working in partnership with Compost Now to divert our food waste to be commercially composted, and to make sure that all of the the packaging and products sold out of our shop are either compostable or recyclable.

Part of sustainability, for us, is about quality of life for our employees. We are a Durham Living Wage Project Certified Employer, meaning that although we are a very new business, we are committed to paying all of our employees a living wage and offering paid time off. And as we continue to grow our business we’re committed to growing the benefits we offer to employees as well.

Our History

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.

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Hours

Tuesday-Friday 7AM-7PM

Saturday 8AM-5PM

Sunday 9AM-5PM

Closed Monday

Holiday Hours

 Thanksgiving 11/22 7AM-10AM

(for pie pick ups only)

Closed Friday 11/23 & Saturday 11/24

(919) 957-1090