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“Worth getting off I-91”
Review of Piecemeal Pies

Piecemeal Pies
Price range: $10 - $20
Description: Piecemeal Pies is a British inspired pie shop and local hard cider bar in White River Junction, VT. We specialize in savory meat pies, but really, we love our vegetables and sweets just as much. Using local, organic, and seasonal ingredients is what we’re all about, so we work with farmers to make sure we always have the best vegetables, fruits, and meats possible. We believe that starting with exceptional ingredients grown and raised by people we know, and committing to quality all along the way makes for the tastiest pies. We want to make food that’s delicious for the community we love. And we want to offer the best cider around.
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Description: Piecemeal Pies is a British inspired pie shop and local hard cider bar in White River Junction, VT. We specialize in savory meat pies, but really, we love our vegetables and sweets just as much. Using local, organic, and seasonal ingredients is what we’re all about, so we work with farmers to make sure we always have the best vegetables, fruits, and meats possible. We believe that starting with exceptional ingredients grown and raised by people we know, and committing to quality all along the way makes for the tastiest pies. We want to make food that’s delicious for the community we love. And we want to offer the best cider around.
Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

You know that feeling when you are really really hungry but the thought of a diner or fast food makes you speed a little faster to get to more familiar territory? So, if you’re headed north through New England, stop in White River Junction and come hungry. This place is world class — a funky little unpretentious place with a menu that is out of this world. The empanadas, the quiche, the incredibly fresh salads, the inventive fresh sodas, the eggs on polenta... Oh and biscuits? Oh my god they are beyond expectations. Yum! Don’t get me started on dessert but pie and or warm cookies... so it may not seem like a low cal spot, but the food feels good. Well made, inventive, filling and so so so worth an hour off the interstate.

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Justin B, Owner at Piecemeal Pies, responded to this reviewResponded May 28, 2018

Wow, thank you so much for your review! Very humbling :)
We’re so happy to be a part of folks’ travels. Stop by again soon!

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Reviewed May 13, 2018

First, the prices are high for a restaurant where you order at the counter and bus your own table. More important, the price is high relative to the quality, and it takes a long time for the food to come.

I ordered the waffle "with Vermont strawberries" and an iced coffee. The coffee was so-so -- not very strong. And as for the waffle -- there were exactly 2 previously frozen strawberries that had the color of dried blood and the texture of wet toilet paper. A pretty pathetic display, and particularly amazing since after brunch I stopped at the grocery store which was teeming with large containers of fresh strawberries for $3.79. One might have expected previously frozen, mushy strawberries from a waffle at Denny's, but not from a place that aspires to be an upscale cafe.

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Justin B, Owner at Piecemeal Pies, responded to this reviewResponded May 28, 2018

First of all, no need to be rude. Readers need to understand that a comparison of our cafe to Denny’s is purely due to a reviewer’s agricultural ignorance.
Let’s talk about strawberries for a moment. When we say local and Vermont, we mean it. 11 months ago, in the height of Vermont strawberry season, we gathered hundreds of pounds from nearby farms for our freezer so that we can bake with them all year round. Same with blueberries, plums, raspberries, rhubarb, peaches, pears... all local fruit. What did you expect in May? Where did your cheap fresh strawberries come from? We are looking forward to this year’s harvest.
You also didn’t mention that they were poached with (fresh) rhubarb in elderflower syrup.

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Reviewed March 27, 2018

Once inside, you cannot escape without a purchase. the smell of all the delicious baked goods is incredible. I had just had breakfast, so I wasn't even hungry, but had to purchase a piece of quiche and a cinnamon roll and a cookie for later since they looked so good. It's fun to see the baking going on at the back of the store in the open kitchen. Go here now. It's fantastic!

Thank Tracy F
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Reviewed March 17, 2018

We had weekend brunch at this friendly little informal cafe and it was delicious. They specialize in meat pies and turnovers, lovely baked goods (scones are huge and inviting.) I ordered the blackboard special corned beef hash topped with an egg and my partner had a "P" pie (pork & potatoes.) Portions are huge - we could have split either plate. They were both scratch-prepared and flavorful. With a local draft IPA (me) and cava (she) we were perfectly satisfied. The tables are communal, or counter window space with stools is another choice. Table set-ups and busing are do-it-yourself. No-frills funky, which fits White River Jct. vibe to a "T". And we took a scone home to split with tomorrow's breakfast.

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Thank GeeDubya
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

What a treasure this place is, serving exquisite organic and local farm fresh food prepared by the incredibly talented chef owner, Justin Barrett. There is so much on offer, not just traditional British-inspired pies, but sides of vegetables like spinach with light cream and nutmeg or incredible salads with unusual ingredients like locally-sourced daikon and pea sprouts. Be sure to check out all the offerings on the blackboard on the wall. On Saturday and Sunday there are "boozy" brunches, and we just returned from a feast with visiting friends: sausage and gravy with poached eggs on homemade biscuits, smoked salmon on 'everything' brioches, breakfast salad with egg, mushroom and kale pie, oh, my... The kitchen is open where you can see all the activity going on. I'm always reassured when a kitchen is actually doing real cooking from scratch, so we're happy to wait a few minutes if need be. The desserts are equally sublime--fruit pies, lemon tarts, raspberry meringues, giant chocolate chip cookies with a touch of sea salt... we just can't get enough of this place serving first-rate cuisine, in a lovely, casual environment.

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