In Pie We Crust: These Are the Shops to Check Out for Great Pie in Manila

PHOTO BY Justin de Jesus, styling by Chichi Tullao courtesy of Hey Pie People; Facebook/Wallow Bakery ILLUSTRATION Warren Espejo

( Desserts come in a number of popular forms in Manila, like cakes, cookies, and ice cream. But in the name of expanding our food horizons, it’s about time we put the spotlight on pie. Essentially a sweet or savory (and often, baked) dish with a crust and a filling, it’s a wonderful medium to deliver all kinds of flavors—from the tangy and fruity to the rich and creamy to the umami-rich and meaty. We’ve listed down the essential pie shops in Manila that you can count on for great-tasting versions.


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Hit up these sellers for sweet and savory pies in Manila:

Hey Pie People

Hey Pie People
PHOTO BY Justin de Jesus, styling by Chichi Tullao, courtesy of Raeanne Young-Sagan

Though launched just this May, Hey Pie People has become one of the best-known online pie sellers on local social media. At the helm is mom-slash-pie maker Raeanne Young-Sagan, who has gained traction for her classic and experimental pies and friendship with American cookbook author Erin McDowell (who wrote the famed The Book on Pie, no less!).

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Hey Pie People’s menu changes weekly; previous items include the Mango and Black Forest Pies. But you can expect whatever fillings they’ve got to be in Hey Pie People’s flaky, buttery crust that’s famously sturdy (you can hold a whole pie out of the container with your hands, or a slice like you would a pizza) but not tough. Hey Pie People takes orders through an order form that they post on their Instagram page at 10 a.m. every Saturday. You’ll want to set an alarm though, because they sell out quickly—like as fast as two minutes during their debut run!

For orders and inquiries, check out Hey Pie People’s Instagram page.

Wallow Bakery

Wallow Bakery Pies
PHOTO BY Facebook/Wallow Bakery

Wallow Bakery might be primarily known for their cookies, but they make swoon-worthy pies as well. They’ve got classics like the tangy Lemon Meringue (P500/seven inches), and the Chocolate Pudding (P600/seven inches) made with Auro Chocolate. A more vibrant-tasting choice is the Kiwi Calamansi Pie (P550/seven inches), which combines the two fruits for an unforgettable fruity dessert. Give these pies a try by sending them a message on social media.

For orders, send a message to Wallow Bakery on Facebook or Instagram.

Simply Pie

Buco Macaroon Pie by Simpy Pie
PHOTO BY Facebook/Simply Pie!

A weekend-market favorite (you’ve likely seen their stalls at Mercato Centrale and the Salcedo Market), Simply Pie gives good ol’ buko pie an even-more decadent spin in their Buco Macaroon Pie (P750). This special dessert has succulent young-coconut strips, a rich dairy cream custard, and a caramelized-butter coconut-macaroon topping—and they come together for a whole that’s every bit as rich as it sounds! You can send them a message on Facebook or Instagram for orders.

For orders, send a message to Simply Pie on Facebook or Instagram.

Pies by Jay

Baked Chicken Pastel Pies by Jay
PHOTO BY Facebook/pies_by_jay

Prefer your pies on the savory side? Check out Pies by Jay, a Pasig-based online seller who makes the Baked Chicken Pastel (P800) and Baked Chicken with Corn and Bacon (P800) pies. Each pie is good for four to five, and you also have the option of adding Vienna sausage for P100. Give these pies a try by sending them a message on Facebook or Instagram.

For orders, send a message to Pies by Jay on Facebook or Instagram.

Pieceful Pies

Cereal Cheesecake Pie by Pieceful Pies
PHOTO BY Facebook/Pieceful Pies

Pies go the whimsical direction at Pieceful Pies. Your inner child is in for a treat with their colorful Cereal Cheesecake Pie (P400/six inches) and chocolatey Milo Dinosaur Pie (P300/six inches), which are as much of a treat for the eyes as they are for the tastebuds! They also put playful spins on other classic pies, in the form of their Salted Caramel Pecan Pie (P300/six inches) and Cereal Milk Egg Pie (P300/six inches). You can send them a message on social media to place an order.

For orders, send a message to Pieceful Pies on Facebook or Instagram.

Lulu’s Apple Pie

Lulu’s Apple Pie
PHOTO BY Instagram/lulusapplepie

When the hankering for a killer apple dessert strikes, you can count on Lulu’s Apple Pie to deliver—they’ve been around since the year 2000, so they must be doing something right. Their Classic Apple Pie (P270/six inches, P700/nine inches) is made with fresh apple chunks simmered in its own juice and organic sweeteners, topped with a crisp and flaky lattice crust! It sure doesn’t hurt that these pies are vegan, too. You can send them a message on social media to give their pies a try.

For orders, send a message to Lulu’s Apple Pie on Facebook or Instagram.

Pie Day MNL

Tiramisu by Pie Day MNL
PHOTO BY Instagram/piedayeveryday

Pie Day MNL believes every day is a “good day for pie”—and with their playful pies, we’re inclined to agree. Think Tiramisu (P900) with a mascarpone crema, espresso, lady fingers, and graham; Banoffee (P1,000) with a dark-chocolate mousse, dulce de leche, bananas, and graham; and the Mocha Loca (P900) with a cookies-and-cream mousse, espresso, lady fingers, and graham. You can hit up their DMs on Instagram to give these a try.

For orders, send a message to Pie Day MNL’s Instagram page.

Pastry Princess

Chicken Pie by Pastry Princess
PHOTO BY Facebook/pastryprincess_tm

Chicken pie, anyone? Pastry Princess’ version (P700/nine inches) is one of the best-known in town—and with its creamy filling and golden-brown crust, it’s not hard to see why. If seafood is your protein of choice, you can instead go for the Creamy Seafood Pie (P900/nine inches) instead. You can send them a message on social media or Viber to get your fix.

For orders, contact 0945-619-1165 through Viber or send a message to Pastry Princess on Facebook or Instagram.

Chronicle St. Pies

Apple Crumble Pie by Chronicle St. Pies
PHOTO BY Facebook/Chronicle St. Pies

There’s apple pie, and then there’s apple crumble pie—basically apple pie topped with a buttery crumble for extra oomph and texture. You can try it for yourself at Chronicle St. Pies, a Quezon City-based seller that specializes in the said dessert (P220/mini, minimum of four; P800/medium; P1,450/large). They use fresh apples sliced thin and stacked high, and prepare their pies just a few hours before delivery so you can have them in their freshly-baked state. Just fill out their order form at least two days in advance to get your fix.

For orders, fill out Chronicle St. Pies’ order form. You can also check out their Facebook and Instagram pages.

Patty’s Pot Pies

Cheesy Chiken and Cheesy Beef and Mushroom Pie by Patty's Pot Pies
PHOTO BY Instagram/pattyspotpiesph

Pot pies are a favorite in the West for their hearty nature—these savory pies essentially consist of a crust, meat, and gravy, making them a complete meal in a neat package. Locally, you can get your fix from Patty’s Pot Pies—they make small versions that you can in boxes, perfect for sharing. You can take your pick from their Cheesy Chicken (P280/box of six, P380/box of nine) or Cheesy Beef & Mushroom (P330/box of six, P430/box of nine), or go for an assorted box (P300/six, P400/nine). Simply fill out their special form to place an order.

For orders, fill out Patty’s Pot Pies’ order form. You can also check out their Facebook and Instagram pages.

Tia Carmen

Apple and Banana Crumble Pie by Tia Carmen
PHOTO BY Facebook/Tia Carmen

It’s all about fruit pies at Tia Carmen—on their roster is their Apple Pie (P550/two minis, P650/whole) and Calamansi Meringue Pie (P600/two minis, P800/whole). They’ve also got crumble-topped pies, namely the Apple Crumble (P500/two cups, P700/whole) and Banana Crumble (P450/two cups, P600/whole). You can fill out their order form to get your fix.

For orders, fill out Tia Carmen’s order form. You can also check out their Facebook or Instagram pages.

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