7 Must-Try Pies from Betty's Pie Whole Saloon
Betty’s Pie Whole Saloon has been softly open since last December and it's slowly but surely become a happening Encinitas stop for something delicious, wrapped in crust. While the shop's sassy older sister, Elizabethan Dessert’s, is all soft, pale and dainty, Betty’s Pie Whole Saloon sports warm wood furnishings and a potbelly stove sitting under the day’s specials. According to owner Elizabeth Hunt Harris, the shop is her alter ego and a chance to really go for it in the pie department.
“We were doing pies before at Elizabethan, but we just didn’t really have the room. We still offer a few there but not the great variety we have at Betty’s,” says Harris.
Here, some 20 different sweet and savory pies – available in both individual and 9-inch sizes - are available on any given day. Some flavors rotate daily and many sell out before closing. New pies will be continually introduced with a few experimental ones - like a TBA "Eskimo Pie" filled with ice cream - popping up on the menu. Visit Betty's from 11 AM to 7 PM, Monday-Friday and 10 AM to 5 PM on Saturday. But before you do, check out this slideshow, featuring seven of her most popular creations.