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Bang Bang Pie and Biscuits

Restaurants, Bakeries Logan Square
5 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 stars
(15user reviews)
Bang Bang Pie Shop
Photograph: Martha Williams Bang Bang Pie Shop

Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits poses some downright tough dilemmas: Pie or biscuits? Key lime or mint-chocolate? Candied bacon or braised greens? The good news is, if you visit often enough, you'll be able to try it all. Other Chicagoans know this, too, as evidenced by the line that often stretches out the front door on warm summer days.

Whether you visit the Logan Square or Ravenswood outpost, there are usually six pies on the menu every day. The flavors rotate regularly, offering a taste of seasonal produce and funky flavor combinations concocted for special holidays. Come summer, diners might be able to grab a slice of lemon pie with tangy lemon cream, frothy lemon mousse and lip-smacking lemon curd. In the winter months, keep an eye out for more indulgent creations, like the chocolate-caramel pie with shortbread cookie crust. Key lime is available all year for good reason—it's an excellent example of what the little shop can do. Citrusy custard pools in a graham cracker crust before being topped with a dollop of fresh whipped cream. It's spectacularly simple yet inexplicably divine.

The biscuit menu is a bit more complex, with biscuit sandwiches, biscuits drowning in gravy and biscuits piled with eggs and candied bacon, among other iterations. First-timers will delight in the Scratch variety, which is served with seasonal butter and jam, allowing the dense but fluffy pastry to really shine. But that shouldn't keep you from ordering the avocado biscuit, which is topped with pickled fresnos, smoked feta, rich mole powder and fresh cilantro.

The ambiance is just as charming as the food, with picnic tables and blue-and-white checkered papers atop faux paper plates that are ideal for Instagramming. Enjoy a biscuit (and some dessert, naturally) on the outdoor patio if the weather is decent—and you need caffeinating, the iced coffee is dispensed via tap.

Vitals:

Atmosphere: Grab a spot in line and peek up at the menu board to see what's on tap that day. If you've got time to spare, wait for a seat to open up inside the small shop or outside on the sunny patio. To-go orders aren't frowned upon, either.

What to eat: Visit with a friend or two so that you can scratch sweet and savory cravings. A slice of pie, a biscuit sandwich and a side or two should satisfy a hungry couple.

What to drink: There aren't any Bloody Marys or mimosas here. Instead, order a cup of coffee (iced or hot), orange juice, lemonade or a good ole Topo Chico. 

Where to sit: The tables inside turn over quickly, but if the sun is shining and the patio is open, a spot outside cannot be beat.

Venue name: Bang Bang Pie and Biscuits
Contact:
Address: 2051 N California Ave
Chicago
60647
Cross street: between Dickens and McLean Aves
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 7am-7pm; Sat, Sun 9am-4pm
Transport: El stop: Blue to California. Bus info: 52, 56, 73.
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Average User Rating

4.7 / 5

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Amazing seasonal pies..and honestly the best yogurt parfait you will ever taste! Cool benches to sit outside on a warm day, great coffee!


Delicious dessert pies and meat pies! Fresh ingredients, baked on the spot; just to die for.


Love, love, love this place! Love the seating, the pie selection, the biscuits, the gravy, THE PIE SELECTION!!!

tastemaker

I live a few doors down from this gem, so I'm here a lot. I've never been disappointed with my food; everything is great. Always recommend a slice of pie of course; the chicken pot pie is another favorite. The service is incredibly friendly, which is welcome. Biscuits are divine. My favorite thing is the spacious and eclectic patio, which is the perfect spot to enjoy a slice of pie on a hot summer day. I sometimes bring my laptop and work here too. 

Tastemaker

What an awesome and simple concept for a counter service cafe. Very friendly and helpful staff, as well as very good simple food.


Their menu changes seasonally which is a big plus for me. Using what is in season is something that restaurants should do more often, so more people are exposed to the highest quality of food. I had the Avocado biscuit which was much bigger than anticipated! Delicious crushed avocado, pickled fresno chilis, micro cilantro, quest fresco, and mole seasoning. It was the perfect refreshing lunch on a sunny cinco de mayo! 


To finish it off, I had a slice of their special pie, which was Horchata Pie. Excellent taste and texture, perfectly sweetened, and a nice flaky crust. All topped with real whipped cream and dusted with cinnamon. A+

tastemaker

Absolutely delicious! Went for lunch and ordered a grilled cheese with tomato soup, was the perfect combo for a rainy chilly day. Their menu is ever changing so you'll never know what fresh homemade goodies will be on the menu. One thing is for sure, the delicious biscuits and jam will always hit the spot. Snagging a spot to sit inside took a bit of time, but was worth the short wait. I'm looking forward to full time patio weather season to come back and enjoy the big back patio area. 

tastemaker

The cutest little breakfast spot in Logan Square! The place is small, so make sure to get there early on the weekends or you will face a line out the door. That being said, the etiquette here seems to be enjoy your meal and move along to make room for others, although I've never felt rushed by the friendly and attentive staff!

On to the food: the menu for spring is absolutely delicious. Coffee and creme pie - to die for. The biscuit with vegetarian gravy is perfect comfort food and even better topped with an egg. The avocado biscuit was tasty, although the generous spread of avocado somewhat overwhelmed the already dense biscuit. Can't wait to return to enjoy more pie on their adorable back patio!

moderator

I LOVE Bang Bang. The biscuits are the fluffiest (I love the Farmers' Biscuit), but sometimes I just get an extra side biscuit because I can't get enough (and then I can't move, but hey). Sitting outside is positively delightful in summer. And obviously their daily baked pies are the bomb. Also, this is some of the nicest service I have had anywhere in Chicago. It's an easy stop just a short walk from the California Blue Line. 


It doesn't get much cuter than pie at Bang Bang. And hey, their food menu isn't too shabby either. Be sure to come prepared to wait in line for a seat when the patio isn't open. Even so, the food is well worth it.


One of the best biscuits in the city, dense yet fluffy and served with fresh butter and jam on their own or with a variety of toppings. Their pie flavors can be hit or miss but still usually a safe bet for something delicious and sweet. Their lemonade, with a variety of fruity flavors, is the perfect way to cool down during the summer while enjoying their adorable backyard garden. 


Yeah, yeah, yeah, their pies are great, but the dense buttery biscuits at Bang Bang will probably change your life and likely your overall health. While the weekend lines here are a pain, their backyard Pie Garden is as precious as it sounds and worth the wait. 

moderatorStaff Writer

The backyard space here is one of the cutest spots in Logan Square, perfect for an afternoon spent eating pie and drinking iced coffee.