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Apple, cherry, pumpkin, a la mode--few things say comfort food more than a piece of pie. So if you can't bake one yourself, grab a fork and dig into a slice at one of these Philadelphia places for pie.
Updated: April 12, 2010
Alright, so it's no longer a diner in anything more than name, but the dessert menu at this edgy, gourmet former diner still hints at its pie-filled past. Experience the haute side of pie with hurricane key lime pie with pomegranate drizzle--it will knock the socks off your old Aunt Betty who used to sling old-fashioned pies here.
For less than five bucks, a huge slice of pie a la mode can be yours at this West Philly diner popular with the college crowd. What is pie a la mode done Philly Diner-style? Hot apple pie with spicy Dutch apples and cool vanilla ice cream. You're getting hungry ?
It's the good ol' days of the 1950s again at this rock 'n' roll diner decked out in a kitschy, retro style. And just as wholesome as the Eisenhower era are the fruit and cream pies for sale in the case. Slice off a deep-dish apple, a fruits of the forest or Bourbon Street pecan. Want a Boston cream or meringue pie? Yup--they have those, too.
Paean to all things soul food, you?d expect this upper-crust soul food dining establishment to serve some homey Southern pies, and that it does. A sweet potato pie sits on the menu just as pretty as could be. If Qamara waits on you, tell her we sent you; maybe she'll cut you an extra-special slice.