Pie & Mighty is an occasional pie shop (ok, maybe it's more like your on-the-DL pie hookup, anyway ummmm PIE). We bake often and use an email subscription list and social media to announce pie availability, flavors, and when and where to get pie. If you want in on this, sign up to be in The Pie Loop.
Our pies come in two sizes. We call the 9-inch a standard size; it can be cut into a 6 generous or 8 regular sized slices. We also make a 7-inch half pie (no, it's not a standard pie cut in half, but rather a smaller, more shallow version of the standard size). Our pies are hand-crafted and made one at a time. We use ingredients that are thoughtfully chosen for their taste and where they come from (delicious and responsible--oh my!). Most importantly, the primary ingredient in each pie is LOVE.
Pie prices range from $22 to $34.
The warm & Fuzzy story
From Owner and POO (Pie Operating Officer) Rachel:
I've always had a sweet spot for sweet things. For my dad, a meal wasn't finished until dessert was served. My grandma Lu was well known for her tall, billowy, lemon meringue pie. Growing up, I was the only kid I knew who asked for birthday pie instead of cake. At that time, Poppin' Fresh’s French Silk was the pinnacle of pie.
In February 2016, I started baking pies for friends and family, testing various crusts and fillings, and stretching my pie muscles. With my whole-career history in the restaurant industry, my heart for hospitality, and a dearth of pie shops in the Twin Cities, I thought: “Now is the time. Life goes fast, the people you love die too soon, so go on and get after what you want.” So here I am, combining my passion for pie, my talent and experience, and my sense of urgency to get after it.
Fast forward to now: I’ve moved from being a pie freak on my own to being on a team of pie-lovers and pie-makers. My spouse, Karen Ratchet Mattison, and my friend, Jodi Steenson, have joined me in the business we now call Pie & Mighty. We are also blessed by a mighty squad of friends and family who join us to make pie boxes, fetch ingredients when our hands are all doughy, wash dishes, engage in “quality control” pie eating, and do all kinds of supportive tasks. WE ARE SO GRATEFUL!
Beginning in November 2017, we will have moved into a new kitchen space (we're thrilled to be able to rent kitchen space from Bull's Horn Food & Drink - a dang good ol' Minneapolis bar by owners Amy Greeley & Doug Flicker). We think this will go a long way towards supporting our growing capacity and offers us more opportunities to move toward being a full-on pie shop.
Pie & Mighty Future State
Pie & Mighty is destined to be your brick and mortar, neighborhood pie shop and the answer to the question, “Where do you get great pie in the Twin Cities?” We’re full of pie, but we’re smart: we’re trying to take every growth step with thoughtfulness and care. Although we’re eager to shout “PIE!” from the mountain tops, we’re being careful to not grow too fast and get in over our heads.
So we’ll keep making pie, getting it to you in a variety of ways, and building our foundation so when we can invite you into Pie & Mighty the pie shop, we’ll be sure we can meet all your needs. Also, we need to save up for this fancy, spinning pie display case ------>
pie + joy
from Team Pie & Mighty (Rachel, Ratchet & Jodi)