We love making handmade pies for people to enjoy together.
Crumb is yum. We believe crumb is the most delicious way to top a pie.
Local matters. We use local and organic ingredients whenever possible, supporting many farmers and producers in our region. Our flavors change seasonally, so there's always something new to enjoy.
Reducing waste. We use high quality pie tins that can be re-used again and again. Our boxes and bags are made from post-consumer content. We strive to compost fruit trimmings as much as possible and minimize waste. We donate leftover pies to food banks and nonprofits to avoid going into landfills.
Pies for all people. We offer pies made with our regular crust with organic butter and local flour, as well as our Gluten Free/Vegan pies and cookies. Please note our GF pies are made in a shared facility and may contain trace amounts of wheat. People with severe gluten sensitivities should avoid our pies.
I'm Katy Bean, owner of Bean & Pie. It started with a love of pie. My husband, Ethan, worked at a pie shop in Michigan, where he learned to make pie. After we got married, he'd make pies and I fell in love (with pie). We started making pies together - he'd make the crusts and I'd make the fillings. One day, I was making a pie, and the dream came to me. I wanted to open a pie shop.
We started Bean & Pie in July 2017 out of our tiny home kitchen, working around our full-time jobs, selling pies to family and friends and any spaces around town that would host us for pop-ups. Word quickly got out about our pies made with local and organic ingredients. In 2018, we did the Kendall Yards Night Market and the Downtown CDA Kootenai County Farmers Market.
By the end of the market season, we were committed to opening a pie shop. In November of 2018, we launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise money to open a shop. In less than 24 hours, we were halfway to our total fundraising goal, over $10k! Of course we celebrated with a pie party for backers.
Our Kickstarter campaign was fully funded in a month - raising $21,283 with the support of 251 people! We got to work finding the perfect space.
In 2019, we expanded to five farmers markets, I was able to finally quit my day job and we brought on our first employees!
Our shop opened on January 31, 2020 at 504 E Sherman Ave with Evans Brothers Coffee. We are excited to be a part of the community we love and continue making delicious handmade pies and pastries.