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Meet The Space

When you think of a place to buy a pie, you may think of a rustic farm house, or a 1950's diner. While we love those aesthetic ideas too, we were motivated to surprise our customers by having them enjoy our pie and coffee in a bright, monochromatic contemporary space with warm, industrial details. We want our patrons to feel at home in a quintessential, 21st-century Southern Californian eatery that is memorable and beautiful, but benefits from today's best sustainable practices in architecture and design. We were thrilled to work with Andy McCabe, our architect who put our vision into motion and designed the space. Steven and Chef Gan worked closely with Andy on selecting the materials, fine-tuning the layout, and provided input...

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MEET THE TEAM: Part Two

At Pop Pie Co., we made a huge effort to put great care into how we planned this pie enterprise. We worked hard on dialing in our pie recipes and signature all-butter crust so that our pies would always reflect craft and a genuine love of quality food. We also worked on our coffee program so that our coffees would be more than just a cup of joe, we wanted to be in the vanguard of specialty coffee outposts in town working together to raise the palate of coffee drinkers in San Diego. We use the same effort and care to building our team, so that you not only enjoy the high standard of your food and drink, but also...

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MEET OUR SIGNATURE ALL-BUTTER CRUST

Our signature all-butter crust is a secret recipe. All you need to know is we use simple, all-natural ingredients in the perfect ratio, prepared expertly in a two-day process involving ideal temperature and handled with care.We were pursuing one standard of excellence in our signature, all-butter crust: a flaky, buttery first impression. Perfectionist Chef Gan put his years of pastry training and experience to the ultimate test: working tirelessly on his recipe for half a year, making incremental tweaks batch by batch until he found what he was looking for. “Most of the time when you encounter a pie, even if it’s a home recipe, you can tell they use shortening by the first bite,” Chef Gan explains. “It doesn’t...

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MEET THE TEAM: Part One

Photos by Julie Rings @aestheticsofcoffee Here at Pop Pie Co., we are passionate about our craft. When the time came to build our team, we set out to find equally passionate people. We wanted to offer them the freedom to express their strengths and bring their A game. They had to have personality and general DOUGHPE-ness. Everyone we work with is excited to grow our concept and be a part of the family here in University Heights. With no further ado, meet the starting lineup.  Katherine HooperAt baker, we have Kate, from Coronado by way of Chicago. Our tattooed pin-up mom on the team, she’s perfect as our baker because she comes with great experience working with pastry, and has...

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American Opportunity. Happy 4th of July from Pop Pie Co!

Hello, San Diego! We are Pop Pie Co, a fresh-to-def pie shop in University Heights, and we want to serve you delicious, delectable, and innovative pies. We are committed to finding interesting ingredients from quality sources, to being consistent in our amazing product while continuously elevating our craft, and to being good neighbors for our San Diego community. We’re stoked to be here. It’s been an amazing ride. Pop Pie Co. was brought to life when our two founders Steven Torres and Chef Gan Suebsarakham realized the next great comfort food revival would be our most celebrated and distinctly patriotic pastry – American pie.Speaking of - as we celebrate Independence Day over the next few days, Pop Pie Co. reflects...

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