I've been familiar with the Pie Plante trailer for a little while now, as it is parked in the same lot as my Moroccan friends, the Flying Carpet (504 W. Oltorf, next to Church's Fried Chicken). Owner Mark Plante is a self-taught baker who saw the need for pies in Austin (yes!), and has been in business for almost a year. He invited a few bloggers out last week for an informal gathering, a mini pie social if you will! I was not asked for nor financially compensated for a blog post, and all opinions are my own.
The trailer usually has three to four selections daily, and a slice of pie is $5. Whole pies are available by pre-order, and range from $32-42 (contact Mark for additional varieties). And remember, whole pies aren't just for the holidays! Today's selections were: bourbon sour cherry, chocolate mousse, and my obsession, his coconut cream pie!
Farm to Market Grocery starting this month!
504 W. Oltorf Street, just east of South First (blue house in the front of the lot, next to the driveway)
In the lot with The Flying Carpet and Cheke's Tacos
Instagram and Twitter: @pieplante
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 6 - 10 pm, or sold out