Tiny Pies in Austin

Chloe Roman

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 qualifies to be on anyones list of top Austin food spots to visit.

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. A 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 because although the party is canceled in New Orleans, you can still enjoy a tiny king cake with a crawfish pot pie. Online orders close Feb. 10 at 5 p.m. for the Valentine’s Day menu but these pies will be offered in-store throughout the weekend.

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.

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 with locations on Burnet, South Lamar and Bee Cave Road for convenient pickups and small pies with big taste as their slogan says.