Many articles about rhubarb revolve around the fact that its leaves are poisonous, but here at CaliPlate we want to celebrate it today because of its finer qualities!
Strawberry Rhubarb Pie’s national holiday is in early June because both of these bright red crops are in season during mid-Spring and early Summer. The tart yet sweet flavor profiles of strawberry and rhubarb come together to create a tasty baked good that is the product of California’s agricultural industry.
In celebration of National Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day, here are a few places around the Greater Bay Area that serve up the most flavorful slices!
Mission Pie – San Francisco’s Mission District, CA
2901 Mission St at 25th
San Francisco, CA 94110
This company believes in creating foods that are fresh, flavorful, and sustainable; the epitome of California cuisine. Mission Pie also make others such as Vegan Peach Blackberry, Raspberry Chess, and Banana Cream; however, make sure you get that Strawberry Rhubarb on first!
Chile Pies Baking Co. – San Francisco, CA
601 Baker St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
The New Mexican bakery located on Baker St. provides seasonal pies, and right now Strawberry Rhubarb is a popular treat! While getting your fix of tart and sweet, don’t pass up trying this company’s signature Green Chile Apple pie that is savory and fulfilling.
Peasant Pies – San Francisco, CA
Three locations in Mission Bay, Inner Sunset, and Noe Valley.
Their website: Peasant Pies
French style mini-pies that come in sweet, savory, meat, vegetarian, and vegan. Strawberry Rhubarb is available at Peasant Pies during Spring and Summer, and the recipe only calls for the produce mixed with strawberry jam in a buttery, flaky crust. Other pies worth a try are the Pumpkin Pecan pie (available during Fall and Winter), Pear Crumble pie, Chocolate/Vanilla flan pie, and the Blueberry Pear pie.
Vino Locale – Palo Alto, CA
431 Kipling St, Palo Alto, CA 94301
Their website: Vino Locale
This delectable pie is on their dessert menu as the only one of its kind. This pie is baked at a French style bakery in Santa Cruz.
Let us here at CaliPlate know about more places that serve this popular and fantastic pie in the comments below!