Slice of Humboldt Pie celebrates Pi Day

The Slice of Humboldt Pie celebrates their 10th Pi Day with their business. | Photo by Karina Ramos Villalobos

March 14 or 3.14 is known as International Pi Day and Slice of Humboldt Pie celebrated this day by adding new flavors of pie and empanadas. 

“I’m here at Slice of Humboldt Pie for Pi day 3.14, I’m all about the food over the math,” said Justin Buller, a pie enthusiast. “So rather than focus on math problems, I’m here to get a slice of pie. They have a couple of specials today and they’re really delicious, great locally owned business and always love supporting them.”

This is the 10th year that Slice of Humboldt Pie celebrates this day. The business uses Pi Day as an opportunity to test-run new flavors for its menu. Last year’s Pi Day they added the pumpkin cheesecake hand pies and a banoffee pie which is a graham cracker crust with a toffee filling, sliced bananas, and whipped cream with dusted chocolate on top. The Slice of Humboldt Pie changes its menu monthly. 

“For the first time, we’re releasing our humboldt fog, which is an earl gray tea pastry cream,” said Amber Saba, the co-owner of Slice of Humboldt Pie. “We have our mermaid pie, which is a blue raspberry [with] sprinkles and we’ve got three new empanadas [falvors].”

Once the business hears feedback from their customers they decide on adding the test run flavors to their menu. But the owners didn’t need an official holiday to celebrate.

“We started celebrating it even before we knew it was really a thing,” said Kristen Thompson aka P-Nut, the other co-owner of Slice of Humboldt Pie. “Other people would call in order pies and have us put pi symbols on it. And we’re like, what is this? Then, the first year we were really open, it was crazy. We had no idea–line out the door. People were just like, does it have pi in the name? I’ll buy it. It was crazy.”

Slice of Humboldt Pie also had activities for their customers to interact with like What’s your pie name? And stickers and pins for people to remember this day. The owners say they celebrate Pi Day because it’s a fun way to bring pie to everyone’s day.

What’s your PIE name? | Photo by Karina Ramos Villalobos