That piece of portokalopita you were craving? Or that nutty karidopita with all the spices and flavors of your grandmother’s kitchen? How about the vasilopita that tastes like Greece, with every bite?
It’s all available to you— directly from one of New York City’s most authentic and iconic Greek bakeries and straight to your home.
Pi Bakerie in SoHo is a hot spot for some of the city’s most famous residents. Neighborhood rumors abound about the celebrities who visit the swanky neighborhood coffee shop regularly and order entire pans— including Kelly Ripa and Lady Gaga who supposedly has an extreme affinity for Pi’s famous orange pie (portokalopita).
Yet another New York City urban legend has it that Robert DeNiro has been seen walking to Pi Bakerie from his home in Tribeca, a few blocks away, carrying an entire pan of Pi’s famous baklava.
He went into the bakery for a single piece, then took the entire pan out of the display window and took it to the register. When staff kindly explained to him that the pans were for the restaurant’s use and that they were happy to put the baklava into boxes, DeNiro smiled and offered to cover the cost of the pan.
Pi’s recipes are close to home, as it’s the sister bakery to Artopolis, one of the oldest and most authentic Greek bakeries in Astoria, New York where— for more than three decades, lines have formed around the block to get authentic Greek sweets, breads and pastries.
Although Artopolis closed its doors in March amid the Coronavirus pandemic, its bakers still work at Pi, pumping out traditional favorites.
Although Pi in SoHo offers a host of savory options for its walk in guests, including spinach, cheese and chicken pies— all recipes from the family’s Greek heritage— the desserts are the real stars.
Now, thanks to a special partnership with the Olive Grove Market, several of Pi’s biggest-sellers are available for order and shipping to any US address, including their world–famous Melomakarona that have been baked and served at corporate functions, state dinners– even royal gatherings here in the United States and even abroad.
All Pies ship in a 9-inch tin pan, imported from Greece and made specifically for desserts like these
Traditional Vasilopita and Christmas cookies (Melomakarona and Kourabiedes) are also Available for holidays. Click here to see our options!
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