Pi Day is one of the most underappreciated and unrecognized holidays. Honored by pi(e)-lovers every fourteenth of March, the unofficial holiday was first coined by physicist Larry Shaw in 1988 to celebrate pi—the mathematical constant of 3.14. March 14 also happens to be Albert Einstein’s birthday—coincidence, we think not. Today, middle school teachers and pie aficionados everywhere celebrate by indulging in pies of all kinds—pizza pie, fruit pie, cottage pie, hand pies … it’s all fair game. In anticipation of one of our favorite frivolous food holidays (and to raise a glass to Einstein—who was a vegetarian, after all), we’ve done a deep dive through Instagram to find the 14 most drool-worthy, vegan pies to spark excitement for Pi Day. 

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1. Vegan Chicken Pot Pie from Prairie Vegan Pies
Well, we definitely know what’s for dinner on Pi Day. Stuffed with Herbivorous Butcher Chicken and a medley of vegetables smothered in a creamy bechamel sauce, these pies are available for pre-order for those who live in the greater Minneapolis area.  

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2. Apple Pie by Happy VegAnnie
Few things in life are more perfect than the quintessential apple pie. A mound of cinnamony, caramel-drizzled apples are layered into a thick and buttery pastry just begging to be adorned with a scoop of vegan vanilla bean ice cream.

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3. Savory Pot Pie by Purely Pies
No matter what vegan filling is encased in this gorgeously buttery crust, we want it. UK vegans are in for a treat. 

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4. Thai Yellow Curry Savory Pie by Pop Pie Co. 
This Aussie pie company has branched out into both sweet and savory plant-based options. Southern California residents can stop by the Costa Mesa or San Diego location to stock up on these slightly spicy, deliciously buttery Thai Yellow Curry savory pies. No judgment if you eat two in one sitting. 

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5. Marionberry Pie by The Pie Bar
If you’ve never had a marionberry pie before, you need to make your way to Long Beach, CA and visit this quaint community pie shop. With multiple sweet and savory vegan options, this bakery makes it possible to eat pie for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. 

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6. Green Tea Soft-Serve Ice Cream Pie by Magpies Softserve
This vegan-friendly soft-serve shop serves some of the most unique pies we’ve ever had the pleasure to devour. While known for its Fried Pie, this beautiful seasonal flavor has us drooling. It’s layered with a graham cracker crust, green tea ice cream, maple coconut chips, strawberry cake, fluffy whipped cream, and coconut strawberry crumble. Good news for those outside the Los Angeles area—it ships nationwide. 

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7. Coconut Banoffee Pie by Oh, Lakecakes 
This showstopper pie is the dish to make to impress the crowd at your next potluck. Made with crushed digestive biscuits, a luscious homemade dulce de leche, fresh bananas, and mounds of vegan whip, this texturally diverse dessert is anything but humble pie. 

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8. Salted Pecan Pie by Vancouver with Love
Pecan pie is too good to be reserved just for Thanksgiving. While gluten reigns supreme in the pie world, this sweet-and-salty gluten-free treat allows everyone to enjoy a slice. 

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9. Butterfinger Pie by Pie Pie My Darling
We’ve yet to see a commercially available version of this favorite childhood candy, but we’d bet that this pie is better than its inspiration. We envy the Chicago citizens who can simply stroll by this vegan bakery and pick up this pie as they please. 

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10. Cherry Pie by Two Birds Baking Company
While known for her cupcakes, this independent Orange County, CA baker occasionally tempts her Instagram followers with a stunning fruit pie. Forget sending a card to say how you feel, send pie instead. 

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11. Pineapple Upside-Down Pie by Veggie Galaxy
Even those on Team Cake can get on board the pie train with this sweet mashup. Made by a longstanding vegan diner in Cambridge, MA, this cake-turned-pie features an impossibly flaky crust stuffed with sweet pineapple, maraschino cherries, and a sprinkling of powdered sugar. Welcome to Team Pie. 

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12. Gingerbread Pizookie by Short Girl Tall Order 
Not to spark any heated debates, but we firmly believe a pizookie is a type of pie. We can’t wait to dig a spoon into this moist, chewy, massive gingerbread skillet cookie pulled straight from the oven and dolloped with multiple scoops of vegan vanilla ice cream.

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13. Peanut Butter Chocolate Mousse Pie by Southern Sweets Bakery
Light-as-air peanut butter mousse sits atop moist vegan chocolate cake to create this decadent southern dessert. Find it at Atlanta’s Cafe Sunflower or go straight to the Decatur, GA bakery to buy the whole pie. 

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14. Raw Cherry Swirl Cheesecake Pie by Rachel Carr
Is cheesecake a pie? When it involves crust and a fruit component, we say yes. Though honestly, this dessert is so creamy and satisfying, we don’t care what it’s called—just give us a very generous slice. 

Tanya Flink is a Digital Editor at VegNews as well as a writer and runner living in Orange County, CA.

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