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frequently asked questions

Real Pie Company is a niche artisan bakery that celebrates the unique agricultural bounty of the Sacramento region. Our handcrafted, high-quality products showcase locally-grown produce in rustic and creative ways. Emphasis is placed on our pies, which are created with handmade, all-butter crusts and fresh, seasonal fruit and nuts; but we also offer an enticing selection of cream pies, produce-focused cakes, tarts, galettes and cookies. To complement the dessert offerings, we bake meat and vegetarian pot pies, hand pies, quiches and other seasonal savory pastries. We also offer pie milkshakes, composed of the customers’ choice of pie and locally-made ice cream.

Real Pie Company is very lucky to be located at the epicenter of California agriculture, and we source our seasonal ingredients from a wonderful array of small family farms throughout the region. We have a passion for educating our customers about these small farms, who provide Sacramentans with an extraordinary array of products. To that end, we proudly feature a large selection of regional farm trail maps in the shop, as well as local farmers’ market schedules and information about Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs.

We are open Wednesday through Friday, 11am to 6:30pm; Saturday 10am to 5pm; and Sunday 10am to 3pm. From late spring through early fall, we are open on Friday and Saturday evenings until 10pm. We are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Please see our section on the Care and Feeding of your Real Pie under “About”

Yes, we have limited seating available for our customers.

Yes. Please see our pre-ordering section under “About” for details.

We can deliver larger orders within a reasonable distance for a moderate fee. Please call for details.

We make regular charitable contributions each year and give priority to community-based initiatives in the Sacramento region. Please email kira@realpiecompany to share your details.

We certainly do, with enough advance notice. Please call for details.

We source beautiful, ripe produce from a number of small family farms throughout the Sacramento region. The majority of this fruit is hand-selected by us to ensure that it meets our quality standards and that its flavor will shine deliciously in our pies and pastries. Our pie crust and tart dough are made with 100% sweet butter, and we hand-make every batch of dough at the shop. We do not use any preservatives in our products; and every pie and pastry is crafted daily by our bakers. We don’t use any shortcuts at the shop – we make our pastries the old-fashioned way, with lots of hard work and real commitment to the quality of our products.

No, we do not ship our pies anywhere. Because they are made with very fresh, seasonal ingredients, have a handmade all-butter crust and contain no preservatives, we don’t feel they would survive the journey well.

Real Pie Company is not a gluten-free certified baking space. However, we do offer “gluten-conscious” pies by pre-order only. Our gluten-conscious pie dough is made with gluten-free ingredients; however, it is made in a production area in which we also prepare traditional pie doughs with wheat flour. We cannot guarantee that the gluten-conscious pies are gluten-free, but we do make every effort possible to prepare the dough in an area free of ingredients containing gluten. There is a $1.50 additional cost for our gluten-conscious pies.

Because butter is such an integral part of our pie dough, we do not make vegan pies at this time.

No, we do not. We are a retail location only.

Yes, for children ages 8-12. We offer several kids’ baking classes throughout the year. The best way to learn of these classes is by signing up for our monthly e-newsletter. We will also announce the classes on our website 6-8 weeks prior to a class. For more information click here.

No, it does not.