Pie Corps, a commercial pie company known for its sweet and savory edibles, opened a sweet spot at 77 Driggs, between Monitor and Kingsland, last Wednesday.
“We just want to continue making pie and bringing it to the community,” said co-owner of Pie Corp., Cheryl Perry, a trained chef who has been perfecting the art of foodie culture as a culinary instructor for the past 20 years.
Perry joined friend Felipa Lopez, a former Brooklyn acupuncturist, to start the company in May 2011. Coming from a family background of both Cuban and Puerto Rican heritage, the duo agreed that catering to the side of sweet and savory gave endless opportunities for pie combos.
“We want to make a really nice pie for New York, and we felt it's been a little bit lacking in terms of savory as well as sweet pies,” Lopez said.
Close to McGolrick Park, the owners said they fell in love with their location and the community. Before that, the two had been selling pies at the New Amsterdam Market and other locations around the city.
More than just deserts, Perry and Lopez stressed that their business brings a connection to the neighborhood. “People would see us at the farmers markets every single Sunday and buy pies they would freeze to have later with their families,” Perry said.
Now at their new location, clients can find seasonal selections made with local organic flour and other ingredients. To add to the menu, other restaurant items will be available, such as soups, coffee and
various homemade options.
Topping it off, Perry and Lopez's personal pie favorite—pumpkin-maple bourbon—will be available for the fall season.
“We hope that the neighborhood will appreciate our flavor,” Perry said.