We're passionate about pie - about food and where it comes from, and the glorious process of growing it, harvesting it, turning it into food that warms our bodies and spirits. We keep an eye out for what's coming into season, and get excited about creating deliciousness for our customers with the freshest fruit, produce, meat and dairy we can lay our hands on.
The Niles Pie Company makes pie and pastry by hand and from scratch. We bake for our community using the best possible ingredients, local and seasonal, and, organic wherever possible. Our baked goods reflect the delight we find in the bounty of the San Francisco Bay Area, and in the joy we experience in crafting wholesome and delicious baked goods for our friends and neighbors. We also like to have fun while doing it. It's good to like to go to work every day.
When you eat locally and seasonally, and when you support businesses in your community, you just can't help but feel good. And when you do it by eating pie, all is right with the world.
Carolyn Berke started baking professionally back in 1983, while in college in Connecticut. Her boss used to pick her up on the way to work at 5 a.m., in his little green VW Bug, with the James Brown tunes blaring out the window. Later, they lent her the Bug and she stripped the transmission. But they forgave her and let her copy all the recipes from the kitchen binder. After graduation, Carolyn baked around New England for a few years, then opened a bake shop in Putnam, CT, called Silver Birch Bakery. It was a great little place, and they made everything from muffins to cakes to baguettes. And pies. After five years, newly married and pregnant, Carolyn sold the bakery. Fifteen years later, on the other side of the country, remarried, with a gangly teenaged son almost ready for college, she started over again. And five years later, here we are.
Niles Pie Company is a retail and wholesale bakery serving Bay Area farmers' markets, offering classes, pop-up dinners, and making happy pie and pastry fans around the San Francisco East Bay. And darned glad about it too.