Tiny Pies Review: Austin’s Renowned Handmade Pie Shop
Tiny Pies, an Austin original, began from an idea owner Amanda Wadsworth’s son had as to why he couldn’t have a hand-held pie. Starting at local farmers markets, Tiny Pies has now grown to three locations with ingredients sourced from local farmers.
The newest location in Westlake offers Austinites sweet and savory pies next to another local favorite, Blenders, and Bowls. Tiny pies qualify to be on anyone’s list of top Austin food spots to visit.
Tiny Pies Menu
These unique, cupcake like pies are full of flavor and convenient for a quick treat. Pair your pie with one of the savory pot pies to make for a filling lunch or dinner too! Tiny Pies offers year-round flavors with staples like cherry, apple, and pecan. My personal favorite is the banana cream pie. Full of filling with a chocolate drizzle on top, it is what dreams are made of.
For the early risers, the company just launched their breakfast handheld pies which are flavorful and filling. Perfect for on-the-go breakfasts on your way to school or work. The chorizo, egg, and cheese is my favorite out of a personal love for chorizo, but the bacon and jalapeño options are great as well.
If your mouth isn’t already watering yet, the seasonal offerings and specialty holiday menus are what really puts Tiny Pies over the top. Despite the usual Thanksgiving and Christmas treats, Tiny Pies celebrates essentially every holiday with current menu specials for Valentine’s Day and Mardi Gras.
For those looking spread some love, the Valentine’s Day menu is full of heart shaped gifts to give yourself or someone special. Skip the picnic date on this freezing Valentine’s Day and opt for a take home gift box which offers two sweet and savory pies. If your date plans are already set, don’t miss out on the heart-shaped cherry pies, chocolate tarts and crème brûlée’s.
Savory Pot Pies
Last on the seasonal offerings list is the annual, month-long Citrus Fest. The pies rotate out weekly with the Blood Orange Chiffon as this week’s pie. The creamy blood orange mousse in Tiny Pies’ crust is topped with blood orange zest which would pair well with a sparkling drink. The upcoming specials for the last two weeks of February are a lemon poppy seed tart and coconut lime pie, respectively.
For those with dietary restrictions, Tiny Pies offers rotating vegan and gluten-free options for both tiny and not so tiny pies. Vegan cherry, gluten-free apple and gluten-free chocolate are on the menu currently and are baked in limited quantities so it’s best to order ahead or call-in.
If you’re looking to support a local business to celebrate any (or every) holiday, look to Tiny Pies. Their locations on Burnet, South Lamar and Bee Cave Road promise convenient pickups and small pies with big taste.