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Hoosier Mama Pie shop

lvhkitty Apr 6, 2009 06:54 PM

Has anyone tried the pies? Any recommendations regarding the pies?

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    harken banks RE: lvhkitty Apr 7, 2009 10:30 AM

    I'd like to try it...I live right around the corner from the shop and I love pie. However, their hours don't line up very for someone who works 8 to 5 so I haven't been able to get there yet. I think they are open on Saturday so maybe I'll get there this weekend.

    There is quite a bit of activity on this stretch of Chicago Avenue. Branch 27, Hoosier Mama and a new bakery (can't remember the name) just opened. I also like La Fama bakery just down the street from Hoosier Mama.

    Sorry for the ramble...I look forward to seeing some reviews of Hoosier Mama.

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      harken banks RE: harken banks Apr 12, 2009 06:02 AM

      They have expanded their hours...now open until 7 PM during the week.

      My wife and I bought a few slices recently...we tried the apple and coconut custard pie. Both were very tasty; I think the coconut custard was slightly better. Very nice crusts on both pies.

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        Querencia RE: harken banks Apr 13, 2009 05:10 PM

        I like to "bundle" errands to places in the same neighborhood---Ritz Tango Cafe is just up Ashland from Hoosier Mama (933 Ashland)---on a trip to the pie bakery you can pick up some empanadas to go.

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        lvhkitty RE: lvhkitty Apr 11, 2009 07:27 PM

        I went today and the peanut butter pie was excellent. Looking forward to going back.

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          alexi612 RE: lvhkitty Apr 13, 2009 08:56 AM

          The coconut cream and banana cream are both excellent. The coconut cream actually defeated the banana cream by a score of 5 to 1 during our Easter taste test.

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            ms. chow RE: lvhkitty Apr 16, 2009 01:18 PM

            Has anyone tried Pie at Tree Studios? The one that shares space with Epoch Flowers?

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              jaskwiertz RE: ms. chow Apr 17, 2009 01:47 PM

              It's closed. :(

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              vrollings RE: lvhkitty May 11, 2009 02:09 PM

              I picked up pie from Hoosier Mama for the second time this past weekend. Between our two visits, we've tried the following flavors:
              -Pear cranberry crumble - absolutely delicious
              -Lemon meringue - fantastic and I don't even like meringue, but theirs was very good
              -Peanut Butter - very decadent and delicious, although seriously rich
              -Apple rhubarb - simple, tart and delicious
              -Key Lime - the best of all I've tried. It has the most fabulous gingersnap crust. A must try.

              If I was forced to choose, I probably wouldn't get the PB pie again b/c it was so rich. However, I want to underscore that it was delicious, just a little too much for me. The shop staff are extremely friendly and helpful--willing to make recommendations on the day's flavors. Worth a little extra dough (pun intended) for these fantastic pies.

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                radsafe RE: lvhkitty May 15, 2009 06:21 AM

                I have tried most of their pies and have liked them all. My favorite is the Peanut Butter pie. Altough it is very rich, I force myself to eat every bite. The maple pecan is my second fav. They do have a facebook page. Check it out.

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