Pie Picks in Boston

Pie. The very word strikes hope, joy and crusty pleasure into the heart of everyone who knows what's right in the world. And though we're smitten year-round, once a year on Pi Day, March 14 (get it? 3/14?), the obsession ratchets up a few geeky notches with copious amounts of pie (whether pastry or pizza) to celebrate its homonymic mathematical counterpart. Get a round--yup, we totally just went there--with our irrational (groan!) Boston picks.

(Photo: Brian Wheeler, cvilletomorrow on Flickr)

Updated: March 16, 2010

Pie in Boston

Petsi Pies

285 Beacon St, Somerville, MA 02143

Petsi Pies is the mothership of happiness baked into a pan, from bourbon chocolate pecan to apple crumb. You can also try the bakery's version of Momofuku's eponymous Crack Pie, with Petsi's house-recipe oatmeal cookie crust piled with a so-wrong-it's-right filling of butter, sugar, milk powder and cream. If you're hungry and impressionable, don't say we didn't warn you.

Peace O' Pie Gourmet Vegan Pizza

487 Cambridge St, Allston, MA 02134

If soy rocks your world, celebrate the never-ending sequence of decimal points at Allston's independent hub for vegan-friendly, gluten-friendly pizza (yes, there is more than one kind of pie). Cruise in for Peace's slice of the day--think organic tofu ricotta, organic spinach, and sun-dried tomatoes--or make your own pie with tantalizingly meat-esque meatless toppings like Canadian "bacon" or apple sage "sausage."