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Grandma's Pies - Hartsdale - R.I.P.

Dim Sum Diva Nov 5, 2007 07:09 AM

Closed! Anyone know what happened? Do you think the fact that they didn't stay open past 7:00 p.m. had a hand in it?

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    dolores RE: Dim Sum Diva Nov 5, 2007 07:37 AM

    I doubt it. I had their apple once, and it wasn't very good.

    Meanwhile, whatever bakery is on Brook St. on the way to the Bronx River Parkway is only open Fri., Sat. and Sunday, and they have been thriving for years.

    I like their pies much better.

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      laylag RE: dolores Nov 5, 2007 11:50 AM

      That's Galloway's. I only had pie from Grandma's once but agree that Galloway's pies were better.

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        dolores RE: laylag Nov 6, 2007 03:31 AM

        That's it, laylag. Thanks. A dangerous store to walk into, thinking 'I'll just get one item'!

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      sosit RE: Dim Sum Diva Nov 5, 2007 10:35 AM

      Hit up the new bakery on Hartsdale Avenue, just up from the train station. Everything I've had there has been superb so far.

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        laylag RE: sosit Nov 5, 2007 11:52 AM

        Thanks sosit. It's on the train station side of the street? Past Hartsdale Creamery or Cheese store or whatever that place is called?

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          sosit RE: laylag Nov 6, 2007 09:15 AM

          Opposite side of the street from the Cheesery. Just past the Rite-Aid.

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            dolores RE: sosit Nov 6, 2007 10:05 AM

            *sigh* Is it near Four Corners, sosit? I can't picture Rite Aid, but there is or was a Duane Reade at Four Corners.

            Is the Cheesery new? Is it a good cheese store?

            Uh oh, do you mean the Parisienne, the faux French bakery? I went in there, expecting French pastry, a la the place that closed in Larchmont, and.........well.........I was disappointed.

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              momof3 RE: dolores Nov 6, 2007 10:59 AM

              Hartsdale Cheesery has been there for at least 25 years Dolores. I haven't been there in a while but they used to have a great shop. Not just cheese, think gourmet shop. It's on Hartsdale Ave on the right just past the train station. If you check it out, let us know how it is these days. Oh, and there is on street meter parking ;)

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                laylag RE: dolores Nov 6, 2007 11:49 AM

                Hi Dolores, it seemsthe bakery is on Hartsdale - not sure what the "four corners" are as I'm only familiar with the "five corners" in Scarsdale by Balducci's/Wilmot Rd./125/Palmer etc. Sosit is saying it is on the same side of Hartsdale Avenue as Harry's - not nearly as far us as the light at Central Ave. where Duane Reade is. The Cheesery is on the same side of Hartsdale as the train station itself.

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                  dolores RE: laylag Nov 6, 2007 12:14 PM

                  Hoo boy. I was thinking Central Ave. and Four Corners, which is at the end of Hartsdale Ave. Now I know where you mean.

                  Thanks, laylag.

        2. thegingerbreadgirl RE: Dim Sum Diva Nov 5, 2007 12:00 PM

          Oh no! I haven't had a pie from there in years (since I moved to the West Coast) but it reminds me of every family holiday dinner. My godparents lived around the corner, and we'd always stop in on our way to Thanksgiving for a stack of pies. Of course, I was too young to have discerning taste buds, but they all tasted great to me.

          1. MikiLovesSugar RE: Dim Sum Diva Nov 5, 2007 06:56 PM

            Wow, so out of the blue!!! I haven't been there in a while, but i was actually just thinking last week of stopping in there! I LOVED THEIR MISSISSIPPI MUD PIE!!!!!! I guess ill just have to drive up to Yorktown booooo...
            But then again, Galloways IS literally right down the street from me... not to mention its way better than Grandma's ;-)

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              shellyesq RE: Dim Sum Diva Nov 6, 2007 05:46 AM

              That stinks. We used to like their chocolate banana cream pie.

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                cathiviv RE: Dim Sum Diva May 28, 2010 12:04 PM

                hello. I've been going to Grandma's in Yorktown since my oldest (now 36) was about 5; whenever I was in NY, my friend & I would bring the kids there, we indulged in our favorite, lemon meringue ; you couldn't find it like theirs anywhere else..I lived in MA so I was very happy when they opened up just before the Cape access.....now I'm on my way back to MA from FL, staying in Mt Kisco w my family, thought I'd treat myself to a piece of that pie; UNFORTUNATELY, they changed the recipe and the waitress told me they've been getting nothing but complaints.....it was awful, just like the crap you can buy in the supermarket....our schools ( in MA) used their wholesaler for fundraising but I do believe that will come to an end now....since I was already there, the waitress brought a piece of cherry instead, still not the old version, that's it for my relationship w Grandma's; Kelly very considerately did not charge me for the disaster....guess it's back to making my own; she did mention Hartsdale closing, not enough business apparently....now I know why; too bad....ciao all

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                  rich51 RE: cathiviv Jun 2, 2010 07:06 PM

                  sorry to hear that i usedto try to stop in yorktown when up there but i guess no more , but if you do want a very good apple or blueberry apple pie, if you ever see vermont mystic pies in freezer section of some markets they are very good - pricey but worth it and you do have to bake it yourself but....

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