AFTER 5 YEARS OF BEING A POP-UP BAKER, I FINALLY SIGNED THE LEASE TO MY VERY OWN STOREFRONT, EEEEEEEP!!
Pie, Pie My Darling is a one woman owned 100% vegan bakery serving the Chicagoland area since 2014 ✨
My bakery storefront is located at 2636 W Chicago Ave in West Town! For the time being we are only open from 11am to 2pm on Saturdays, but I hope to expand to more days/hours in the near future. Right now the demand is so high that it takes myself and my small team of bakers the whole entire week just to bake enough treats for one day! You can follow @piepiemydarling on social media for weekly offerings and updates along the way!✨
All of the items at the bakery are available on a first come first serve basis! Instead of focusing all of our time on filling custom orders like we have in the past, we're shifting our focus to offering a larger selection of fresh baked treats that you can grab every week, which is why we've chosen to keep special orders closed for the time being.
Our cakes are also available by the slice at The Handlebar in Wicker Park and Paulie Gees in Logan Square ✨ The flavor of the month for February is Red Velvet. Please note that both restaurants are dine-in only with a limit on slices, so come to the bakery if you want to take your treats to-go!
I started PPMD with no business plan, no agenda, no training, and no expectations and have been continually floored by the support & demand from vegans AND non-vegans in Chicago. It's truly amazing and humbling and inspiring. I love all of you SO MUCH and I thank you for making my most enjoyable hobby into a career 💖
Frequently asked questions:
Where are you located? Our bakery is located at 2636 W Chicago in West Town!
Where can I find your treats? You can find an assortment of brownies, cake jars, cupcakes, cake slices, cookies, whole cakes, and other treats at the bakery every Saturday from 11am-2pm! They are all first come first serve and you can dine in or take your treats to-go.
You can also find my cake flavor of the month by the slice (while supplies last) at Paulie Gees in Logan Square & The Handlebar in Wicker Park. If you're heading to either of these spots from far away, I would highly suggest calling ahead to check the stock, as my cakes do sell out sometimes! Please note that due to the high demand, Paulie Gee's has a limit of two slices of cake per person, and The Handlebar is dine in only with a limit of one slice per person. Both restaurants require you to purchase the cake slice along with another item on their regular menu. They both have tons of vegan options so stick around for lunch/dinner!
Are all of your cakes vegan? And do you offer anything gluten free?
Everything is 100% vegan--dairy, egg, and animal-product free! We don't offer anything gluten free at this time due to cross-contact. Maybe sometime in the future!! ✨
Are your treats nut free?
Many of our baked goods are baked without nuts, but please note that none of them are baked in a 100% nut free kitchen. We do use nut products often, so if your allergy is severe, we'd rather keep you safe and not feed you our cakes! If you have any allergies, you are responsible for disclosing that before purchasing items.
Do you ship/deliver?
Nope, we can barely keep up with the demand in our own city and shipping is too big of an endeavor to take on at this time! Pickup only for the time being.
I need a cake for today/tomorrow/this weekend, can you have one ready?
At this time we're not able to accept last minute cake orders, but you can grab 6" babycakes and whole 8" cakes at the shop every Saturday. They stay fresh and moist for several days (thanks to the lack of dairy!) and freeze great if you need to save them for a weekday✨
Do you accept special orders for whole cakes/cupcakes? Special orders are closed for the time being so we can focus all of our energy on stocking the brand new bakery storefront with treats! Orders are so wonderful, but they limit us to just serving 20-30 customers per week instead of hundreds, and right now serving more of you is our focus. We offer 6" & 8" cakes at the shop on a first come first serve basis every Saturday so feel free to stop on by & grab one! Please note that we do not accept orders via email, txt, facebook messenger, or Instagram DM's.
Do you do custom cakes, aside from the set flavors on the pre-order menu? Due to the high demand, we are sticking to a set menu for the time being in order to streamline the decorating process. We do plan on re-opening custom orders down the line.
How long will your cakes stay fresh if kept refrigerated & uncut? Our cakes will stay fresh and moist for up to 7 days in the fridge, or even a month in the freezer! Once your cake is cut, I would recommend wrapping the exposed portion of the cake with plastic wrap so it doesn't dry out, or cutting it into slices and storing them in air-tight containers in the fridge.
When is your next popup/event? Click the "popups" tab in the main menu to see a full list of upcoming events!
Do you do wedding cakes? Wedding orders are closed for the time being so myself and my bakers can focus all of our energy on the new storefront ✨
If you have any additional questions or would like to speak to the owner, please email email@example.com ✨