Eccles cake from Whitehall, which eats much more like pie than cake.
Photo by Dan Clapson
Pie day (March 14th, get it?) may still be a couple months away, but that doesn’t mean you can’t satiate your sweet tooth with a big slice of something sweet this January. You’ve already broken your healthy new year’s resolutions anyway, right?
The Beltliner Saskatoon Berry Pie
End your meal (breakfast, lunch or dinner) at this hipster-chic diner on 12th Avenue S.W. with a piece of homemade Saskatoon berry pie. For something a little more “hands on,” try the pie fries version.
243 12 Ave. S.W., 587-955-1555, thebeltliner.com, @thebeltliner
Blackfoot Truckstop Diner Lemon Meringue Pie
A youthful 60 years old in 2016, this famous greasy spoon is known well for its kitschy decor, lively service staff, but also its mile-high meringue pies. Stick with a classic like lemon meringue. Citrus-y, tangy and sweet with a white, billowy topping that’s a few inches tall. You can’t go wrong.
1840 9 Ave. S.E., 403-265-5964, blackfootdiner.ca
Pie Cloud Marshmallow Mermaid Pie
If only for its novelty, it’s hard not to order a slice of this unique pie at the pie-focused spot in Kensignton. Orange curd and blue curacao join forces to create a green-blue filling that’s topped off with a marshmallow spread. Don’t think too much about it, just eat it.
314 10 St N.W., 403-802-3141, piecloud.ca, @piecloudcalgary
Pies Plus Caf Coconut Cream Pie
I’m a real sucker for a good coconut cream pie. A rich, creamy filling incased in well-made pastry, topped with whipped cream and toasted coconut? What’s not to love!
12445 Lake Fraser Dr. S.E., 403-271-6616, piespluscafe.com
Whitehall Eccles Cake
Inspired by the traditional English dessert, this may be a cake by origin, but Whitehall’s interpretation certainly eats more like a hand pie. Flaky, sugary pastry filled with B.C. blueberries and currants, as well as a healthy chunk of blue cheese on the side to help balance out the sweetness.
24 4 St. N.E., 587-349-9008, whitehallrestaurant.com, @whitehallyyc