Top 10 Places Serving Free Pie on National Pie Day!
January 23 is National Pie Day! If that’s not reason to celebrate, I don’t know what is. Whether you love a hot fruit pie, fresh from the oven, or even meat pies, this is a day you will want to write in your calendar.
What is Pie?
To most, this may seem like a no-brainer. Pie is a dessert that consists of a bottom crust, a middle filling, and often a top crust. However, some pies don’t have a top crust. For example, pumpkin pie, a thanksgiving staple, does not have a top crust. Conversely, apple pie does have a layer above the apple pie filling which forms a flaky cap.
Pie fillings vary a lot. You can fill a pie with almost any type of fruit. For example, you can use filling such as apple, cherry, strawberry,blackberry, blueberry, raspberry. Vegetables are less thought of in pies, except the famous pumpkin pie or rhubarb. There are also nut pies, like pecan, walnut and even mixed nuts. Finally, there are pies for the chocolate lover such as French silk pie (Mr. Gimmie’s favorite!) and chocolate mousse pie. This list doesn’t even scratch the surface of all of the types of pies available. There are so many!
Meat pies aren’t typically given credit when thinking of pie, but the beloved chicken pot pie comes to mind. Mincemeat sounds like it contains meat, but doesn’t. According to Wikipedia, mince pie is a sweet pie of English origin, filled with a mixture of dried fruits and spices called “mincemeat”. So, there you have it: everything you wanted to know about pie but were afraid to ask.
What is National Pie Day?
In the United States, January 23, is known as National Pie Day. Of course that’s not to be confused with Pi day, which is March 14. In other words, 3/14 – named after the infamous Pi, which most know is a mathematical term. In other words, π is the ratio of the circumference to diameter of a circle. According to National Geographic, it was first called “pi” in 1706 by [the Welsh mathematician] William Jones, because pi is the first letter in the Greek word perimitros, which means “perimeter.” But, what does that have to do with pie? Well, nothing. lol
National Pie Day began in the 1970s, according to Wikipedia. Created by Boulder, Colorado, nuclear engineer, brewer and teacher Charlie Papazian after he declared his own birthday, January 23, to be National Pie Day. I guess if you have that kind of power, you should use it for good.
Where to get Free Pie on National Pie Day
Here’s our big list of restaurants that are giving away FREE or discounted pie to celebrate!
This list is from 2019. Please check back as this holiday gets closer and offers are announced.
Bakers Square – Free slice of pie with purchase of menu item 1/23.
Bob Evans – Free slice of pie on National Pie Day!
Carrow’s Restaurants – Free dessert when you join their eClub, any time!
Cocoa’s Restaurant – free slice of pie with purchase of regular priced entree 1/23.
The Elegant Farmer – Enjoy an 8″ Apple Pie Baked in a Paper Bag on sale for just $10 January 23-27 in their market with sampling on Saturday.
Grand Traverse Pie Company – Free slice of pie with any purchase 1/23. 7 pm – 9 pm.
Linvilla Orchards – All pies will be $5 off 1/23 through 1/27.
Norma’s Cafe – Free slice of Mile High pie 1/23.
O’Charleys – FREE pie every Wednesday with purchase of an entree.
Omega’s Biscuits N’ Eggs – FREE slice of pie with entree purchase on 1/23.
Perkin’s Restaurant and Bakery – Free slice of pie with purchase (this is every Monday!)
Polly’s Pies – All pies will be 7.99 plus tin Saturday-Wednesday the 19th-22nd. This price is in-store only and not available for online ordering. And a free slice of pie to e-club members Saturday morning
Red Lobster – Sign up for Fresh Catch Club to get a free slice of pie or appetizer.
Shari’s Cafe and Pies -Free slice of pie when you sign up for Shari’s Cafe Club.
Village Inn – Get a free slice of classic fruit pie or feature pie, with any dine-in purchase – every Free Pie Wednesday!
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