One of our biggest success stories out of Hana Kitchens Orange County is The Pie Bar. Started by Laurie Gray as a pie delivery service (in the Pie Mobile!), Laurie spent 2 years at Hana Kitchens building her retail and wholesale customer base. After building a loyal following, Laurie ran a Kickstarter campaign and raised enough funds to open a brick and mortar location in Long Beach. With the help of expert pastry chef Stephanie Devoll, The Pie Bar Long Beach has becoming a smashing success and a staple of the tight-knit Long Beach community. The Pie Bar has become such a success that Laurie opened a second location in Glendale 2 months ago.
The picture on the above is Laurie's famous Key Lime Pie, a customer favorite. My favorite, when in season, is her Strawberry Rhubarb pie. It's outstanding! Other rotating seasonal flavors include Dutch Apple, Marionberry, and Mississippi Mud. There are also sugar-free, gluten-free, and vegan options. Laurie and Stephanie also put out delicious savory pies - traditional quiches and their frequently-sold-out Chicken Pot Pies.
Also check out Laurie's "Cutie Pies" - Spoonable pies in a jar. (picture on the right). Besides their adorable look, they are delicious. Rotating flavors include Chocolate Peanut Butter, Cookies and Cream, Banana Cream, Apple, and, of course, Key Lime.
Here's The Pie Bar location info so you can try some of these gems for yourself! Just wait until the holiday season rolls around.....