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Celebrate National Pi (Pie) Day in Tempe

Celebrate National Pi (Pie) Day at these favorite Tempe spots

Whether you’re celebrating the glorified National Pi Day (3.14) or looking to satisfy a craving or just something different to consume, we’ve got the best pies in Tempe! From savory hand pies to classic fruit pies to a play on words with pies, we’ve got them all. Here are some great places to get pie in Tempe on National Pi Day or any other day that ends in ‘y.’

Definition of pie: a baked dish of fruit, or meat and vegetables, typically with a top and base 

Cornish Pasty Co 

960 W. University Dr. #103, Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 894-6261 
A name you don’t naturally think of when it comes to pie… but we’re looking at the definition. We love food that you can hold in your hand so why not call upon a great hand pie from Cornish Pasty Co. like the Lovely Bit of Salmon or the Greek (available with chicken or as a vegetarian dish). Y-U-M. So good you must separate “yum” to emphasize the flavor boasting from their handcrafted delights. 
 

Squarz Bakery & Cafe 

975 E. Elliot Rd. #103, Tempe, AZ 85284 | (480) 788-8776 
From sweet to savory, the super cute Squarz Bakery & Cafe serves scrumptious hand pies. We definitely recommend their hand-held Chicken Pot Pie. They also have breakfast “pies” (i.e. pastries and tarts) and delicious croissants (Oreo or Red Velvet are two fave flavors). As a busy person, I love something that’s easy to enjoy on the go.
 

Sacred Pi 

6434 S. McClintock Dr., Tempe, AZ 85283 | (480) 897-9093 
Pi Day shouldn’t be limited to just the savory and sweet treat that you find at the local bakery and eatery. Why not consider a pizza pie? Get it? Your local pizza joint wanted to join in on the fun and give you a fun place to eat for the fun themed holiday. And why not? Pi is part of their name. Check out this cozy spot in south Tempe and choose salad, pizza and calzones. You can customize pizzas and calzones with your favorite ingredients.

Rula Bula Irish Pub

401 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 929-9500

You may know Rula Bula as the place to get a perfect pint of Guinness, but it shouldn’t be left off the list of places to get pie. Their pies are more of the comfort food variety, with a traditional Shepherd’s Pie with Angus beef, a Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie, Chicken Pot Pie and Guinness and Beef Pie with a Puff Pastry Crust. We tried the Shepherd’s Pie and it was delicious – the perfect amount of meat and veggies topped with super creamy mashed potatoes. Take our advice and get it topped with cheddar cheese.  

Rula Bula Shepherds Pie
Rula Bula’s Shepherd’s Pie

Tracy Dempsey Originals 

1325 W. University Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (602) 376-9021
Featuring a delectable selection of homemade treats, cookies, cakes, snacks, and of course a variety of hand pies, Chef Tracy Dempsey’s Tempe bakery is a local favorite. If you’re looking to celebrate, order one of their fabulous pis by Tuesday, March 9 at 3:14 p.m. Choose from Kentucky Derby Pie, cherry red wine pie and lemon meringue pie — $28 each (or $31.40 if you want to stick with a theme….) 

Sauce Pizza & Wine 

705 S. Myrtle Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 597-4260
Celebrate #PiDay with a $3.14 Cheese Pizza Pi with every $8 entrée purchased. *One per check for online orders. Mark your calendars… Available on 3/14 only 

Alter Ego at Canopy Tempe

108 E. University Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (602) 612-7871
On March 14, enjoy a Deconstructed Banana Cream Pie with Rum Chata, Caramel and Toasted Coconut Gelato for only $7 from Alter Ego, the Canopy Tempe’s signature restaurant.

Slices Tempe Marketplace 

2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 966-2021
Enjoy 2 jumbo slices of pizza and a 20oz drink for $7.99! 

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory at Tempe Marketplace 

2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy. #1064, Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 284-8724
Enjoy 15% off their apple pie, cheesecake, key lime pie, and cherry pie apple. 

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Rachel Semik
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Lover of all things social media and staying in the know, you'll find Content Strategist/ASU Alumni, Rachel out devouring ice cream sandwiches and tasting her way through Tempe's margarita scene.