Happy Banana Cream Pie Day! Where's your favorite?

I have no idea why banana cream pie needs a holiday of its own, but as long as we're on the subject, let's talk about where you can find the best BCP around the Sound

March 2, 2020
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It may be the most perfect of all pies. It's the banana cream pie, and today, March 2, is the day the world celebrates this masterpiece. 

Okay, I'm not sure how much celebrating the world is actually doing, but it is Banana Cream Pie Day, so I thought it would be a good time to zero in on the best BCP in Seattle and around the Sound.

For me, it would normally be a no-brainer. I would get myself to the Dahlia Bakery in Downtown Seattle. Their signature coconut cream pie is legendary, but as it turns out, they consider banana cream pie to be "seasonal" and this, for some reason, is not the season. I did track down someone in the Dahlia Bakery kitchen who said they'll serve it in April and May. Don't let that stop you from going there now, but if it's banana cream pie you're after, you have other options.

According to my in-depth research (Googling "best banana cream pie" and looking at the Yelp rankings) your best bet in Seattle is Pie Bar on Capitol Hill. I support that choice.There's also A La Mode Pies on Phinney Ridge and in West Seattle (my neck of the woods, and I do like their pie,) Snohomish Pie Company in Mountlake Terrace, The Back Door Bakery in Lacey (they make little "cutie pies,") and Kringles Bakery in Redmond.

I'm sure there are more -- if you've got a favorite, give your local bakery some love and join the conversation on our Facebook page

And if you miss your shot at banana cream pie on this very special day, remember that Pi Day (a.k.a. Pie Day) is coming right up on March 14 (a.k.a. 3.14 . . . . or pi.) You can always justify a pie fix then!

 

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