Pi Day has technically nothing to do with pies, but it’s an opportunity for math enthusiasts to recite the infinite digits of Pi, and of course, eat pie. Pi (the Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159, and that’s translated into 314, or March 14 (3/14).
If you’re planning to celebrate Pi Day with a pie, you can thank Larry Shaw for founding the day back in 1988. Of course, everyone’s favourite way to celebrate the day is by eating a pie or a tart.
Here are some noteworthy places to get your fix of sweet dessert pies – from the creamy to the chocolatey and fruity – across Singapore:
Elijah Pies has some of the prettiest pies in the business, with unique flavours from the classic Nutella to the gorgeous blue Wild Berry Lavender, as well as perennial flavours like Yuzu Cheesecake, Matcha Latte, Earl Grey Rose, and Pandan Coconut. (Prices from $47 for 9″ pies)
Windowsill Pies started as a cafe in Jalan Besar and has since moved onto multiple locations. The menu includes classics like Morello Sour Cherry Pie to the boozy Apple Frangipane Rum and Banana Almond & Cognac, to the unique Grasshopper which has green mint cream. (Prices from $63)
French patissier Clé bakes their tarts in 3 sizes: 6″, 8″, and single-serving (7cm). You can get a box set of 7cm tarts with flavours from the rich Cognac Caramel Chocolate, to the fruity Spiced Pear and Blueberry Rose, and a take on the Teochew Orh Nee dessert. (Prices from $45 for 6″ tarts)
This corner stall at the basement at PLQ may not stand out for its looks, but YM has a good range of pretty pies at very affordable prices. These include classics like Pecan Pie, to fruity pies like Apple Pie and decadent Chocolate Praline Mousse and Salted Caramel Chocolate. (Prices from $30 for 9″)
Part of the Les Amis group, Tarte is one of Singapore’s tart specialists and has a cafe at Shaw Centre. Their tarts come in 3 sizes (S,M,L), ranging from classics like Lemon Meringue and Dark Chocolate to unique flavours like Pandan Coconut and Kumquat. (Prices from $10.80 for Small)
The Gourmet Pie Company
This pie delivery specialist has a large range of classic dessert pies, with flavours like Lemon Meringue, Apple Pie, and Pumpkin Pie to Smores Pie and Banana Pie. They also offer gluten-free crusts, and come in 4 sizes from 6cm to 22cm. (Prices from $68 for 22cm)
This long-time Japanese chain is dedicated to gorgeous-looking fruit tarts which are made with lightly sweetened cream, generously piled high with fresh fruits like strawberries, lychee, mango, and more. Whole pies come in 19cm and 23cm; single serve available at outlets. (Prices from $59 for 19cm)
Young self-taught baker Rachel has a range of unusual bakes like Lychee Rose Boba, Speculoos Cookie, Orh Nee, Genmaicha Crunch, Matcha Goma, Yuzu Passionfruit and more, which come in dainty 3cm tart shells, 8cm, and 6″. (from $27.80 for 12 minis; $38 for 6″)
This tart-focused patisserie has a variety of creations, from Lychee and Mixed Fruit, to Dark Chocolate, and Sesame; there’s also duo-flavoured tarts and seasonal flavours. Tarts come in 2 sizes – 8cm (available in boxes) and whole. (Prices from $45 for whole; $8 for 8cm)
Ciel specialises in French bakes, and they have several different types of tarts like Lemon Meringue, Chocolate Caramel, and Fresh Fruit which also come in single serving sizes. If you can’t decide they have 6-tart gift boxes so you can try them all. (Prices from $32 for 16cm)