Shanghai's best pies for for Pi Day and beyond

Loosen your belt, it's Pi Day

Thank God it's Pi Day! 3.14 (aka March 14) is that special date when the world gets to celebrate two of life's most necessary things: maths and dessert; π and pie. Here are five great places to get yourself a slice today (and every other day).

Al's Bakery

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For good old American-style baked goods, there's no place like Al's Bakery. For Pi Day, Al's is offering 25 percent off slices of all its homemade pies. We love the tart and creamy Key Lime minis, and the classic Apple is always a winner. You'll also want to try the Crème Brûlée pie and the mini Peanut Butter Banana pies. Basically, just get a piece of each (28RMB per slice or mini pie). While you're there, you may as well go all out with a scoop of Gracie's ice cream.

If you're looking for savoury, Pie Society is the Time Out favourite for home-style British pies. Whether carnivore or herbivore, there's a pie for you, plus classic British sides like mushy peas and mash.

For Dutch-style pies with a twist, grab a whole pie from Dutch Pies. In honour of this fine Pi Day, it's offering a nine-inch pie combo box where you can mix and match four flavours of homemade pie for 198RMB. Choose from Grandma's Apple, Bourbon Walnut Chocolate, Banana Toffee or Pear and Fig; or upgrade to Cherry or Mango Cheese pie for an extra 10RMB, or pecan for an extra 20RMB. In spite of this sweet deal, we're keen on the Rice Pudding pie with cream (113RMB for 7-inch; 178RMB for 9-inch).



When it comes to pie, there's no need to be a purist. Get stuck into Charlie's Pumpkin Pie milkshake (45RMB); a big slice o' pumpkin pie and lots of ice cream blended together into one uber-thick treat.

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