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Hoosier Mama Pie Company

Restaurants, Bakeries East Village
5 out of 5 stars
(2user reviews)
Hoosier Mama Pie
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Photograph: Ben ReedHoosier Mama Pie Company
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Photograph: Martha WillliamsHoosier Mama Pie Company

Time Out says

Former fine-dining pastry chef Paula Haney made a name for her pies at farmers’ markets and coffee shops. Now she sells seasonal creations (from strawberry-rhubarb in spring to apple and pumpkin in fall) and signatures (like her incomparable banana-cream), along with Metropolis coffee, at her tiny, retro pie shop. The pies are, in a word, extraordinary. But while pie is Haney’s thing, don’t ignore the scones, either, especially the chocolate chip.



Address: 1618 W Chicago Ave
Cross street: between Ashland and Marshfield Aves
Transport: El stop:Blue to Division. Bus:9,66.
Price: Average slice of pie: $4
Opening hours: Tue–Fri 8am–7pm; Sat 9am–5pm; Sun 10am–4pm (closed Mon)
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I will say that I am pretty darn lucky that I live so close to this amazing pie shop. It's a tiny storefront with big flavors! I love popping by here and getting a mini pie to that I can serve warm a la mode at home after a dinner party I'm hosting, or for an unexpected birthday pie instead of cake when I'm heading over to a party. I've ordered the chocolate chess for Thanksgiving Dinner once, and it was a hit. The buttery flakey crust for their apple pie, the citrusy perfection of their lemon chess are just flavors you can only recreate if you have a fancy aunt who loves making pie for fun. (I dont have an aunt like that). They have coffee and pastries in the morning for those on the go, but I use it exclusively to buy the mini or whole pies, and I recommend you do the same. At $8.50 for a mini, its a bargain considering thats how much you would pay for a piece of pie at a restaurant, and here a mini can feed easily! 


I'm so happy that I made the trip to finally check this shop out - it is as good as everyone says! I got a few things to split: slice of classic apple pie, slice of chocolate chess, and a strawberry rhubarb muffin. All of it was fantastic. I prefer apple pies with a little more bottom crust, but it was still universally loved. The chocolate chess tasted like a brownie with a closer texture to a firm mousse. And that muffin was the type of moist deliciousness that Starbucks' blueberry yogurt muffins try to be but Hoosier Mama pulls off way more successfully. I definitely hope to go back soon and preferably on a Friday when they offer pie flights (3 small slices)!