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Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits
Review by: Roadfood Team
Pie, Biscuits & Coffee. Yum!
If you’re a Chicago, IL native or just passing thru, Bang Bang Pie Shop is a great stop for a slice of pie, a biscuit and jam or a great cup of coffee. Multiple kinds of pie are made daily, the flavors changing every few weeks. They are exquisitely made with the freshest ingredients and contain a large dose of value-added love. You feel it in the vibe when you walk in. Seating indoors can accommodate 15-20 and outdoors for the summer months, the large backyard can easily seat an additional 50 pie lovers. Fire pits are lit for the fall and early spring pie seasons!
Pies, pies, pies. Oh MY!
I was driving around Chicago minding my own business recently when my GPS guided me right to the front door. The coordinates I was seeking were Pear Brandy Mince by Eggnog Cream! This Pear Brandy Mince Pie is one of the best pies I have ever had. It’s the proverbial bait on the end of the hook! Pears, apples, raisins, cranberries and a few other fruits are cooked down with their own natural juices and a variety of holiday spices, i.e., cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, orange, etc. The resulting fruit sauce is the perfect compliment to the sweetened fruit. It’s all loaded into a lard leaf, house made pie crust and topped with a pecan oat crumble. The fruit is intoxicating, as it’s been soaked in brandy and then cooked down into the sauce, while still maintaining slight crispness. I would rate this pie as a perfect 10.
Biscuits, butter and jam for the win
We are big fans of Bang Bang Pie, ever since they opened the brick and mortar shop. We do need to mention the biscuits. First, they are not Southern style in that they are bigger and made in small batches of six per tin. They have a slight exterior crust, but are soft and buttery in the middle. Bang Bang Pie makes their own jam and creates unusual butters, often mixing various herbs and spices into the butters. On the most recent visit, it was pumpkin butter. The jams have been out of sight, with every known berry on the planet called into action at one time or the other.
What should I eat at Bang Bang Pie Shop?
There are now six sweet pies available daily, but check their website for updated menus. The biscuit section has also seen an increase with several breakfast combinations joining the already delicious butters and jams. Candied bacon, savory sausages, smoked collard greens, house made hot sauce, sawmill gravy and several other selections can be combined along with eggs for a great breakfast biscuit menu!
Can I order a whole pie at Bang Bang Pie?
Glad you asked! The answer is yes. Call ahead of time to order a whole pie.
There is a second Bang Bang in Ravenswood at 4947 N. Damen. (773-530-9020)
HOT TIP: Banana Cream Pie is available only on Wednesdays! Don’t miss this exclusive pie.
Directions & Hours
- Monday: Closed
- Tuesday: Closed
- Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Thursday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Friday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Saturday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
- Sunday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
|Meals Served||Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert|
|Credit Cards Accepted||Yes|