By Ozzie C. Davis
Flying Saucer must be the most famous pie shop in Houston and we are proud to have it in our neighborhood. The store has been baking pies at this location for 50 years and produces anywhere from 500-7,000 pies per day. If you like to break statistics down like me, on their busiest day, they make around five pies per minute. It is not uncommon for business people to buy 50 to 100 pies at a time to distribute to their customers for the holidays.
Flying Saucer offers 10-15 different varieties from fruit to cream pies. They also offer our seasonal favorites for the holidays. Although during the holiday season, you are apt to stand in line for a few minutes, they do expand their hours to keep up with increased demand. So, whether you are in the mood for a single slice on date night or want a pie for each night of Hanukah, go check out this locally famous pie shop.
Featured Pie: Strawberry Cream Pie
This is the pie that put them on the intergalactic map. It is their top seller every year and is a guaranteed crowd pleaser. Even during the holidays, Strawberry Cream outsells Apple and Pumpkin pies. All their ingredients are fresh and made without preservatives. The pie crust is made in-house and could be the best you have ever tasted. For around $15, you can save yourself a lot of effort and still have a homemade pie that is better than Grannie’s.
O.C.D Recommend: Strawberry cream pie
Location: Near Shepherd and Crosstimbers
Voted Best Bakery in Readers’ Choice 2017
Flying Saucer Pie Co. was voted Best Bakery 2017 by Leader Readers; this is our top pie to share from the menu.