I've mentioned before that the premise behind Sandwich Thursday isn't necessarily to have a sandwich on Thursday but to step out of your lunch comfort zone and try something new and indulge. Most of the time I like indulging in sandwiches because I like a fresh baked bread with a carefully thought out filling but sometimes I need a change and that's what brought me to Life of Pie.
Life of Pie makes .. pies. A variety of both sweet and savoury and not just your typical apple pie - interesting flavours like strawberry buttermilk custard or chipotle and Beau's pulled pork. They also offer cookies, muffins, cupcakes, scones and quiche. And did I mention they offer a daily lunch special?
(Mac 'n Cheese @ Life of Pie)
The lunch special changes daily and is announced on their Facebook and Twitter pages so you can think about it at work instead of working. On the day I went it was Mac 'n Cheese. I always take my lunches home or back to the office so I was a bit worried about how the Mac 'n Cheese would travel and if I would have a soggy, cold mess by the time I got home. It didn't seem to suffer any harm travelling from Bank St. to Pinecrest Rd. the noodles were well cooked and it still had a textural crunch to it with the bread crumbs. The flavours was good, not ooey gooey overwhelming cheese but a nice cheesy taste that was seasoned well.
(Blueberry white chocolate scone @ Life of Pie)
With the table full of sweets I couldn't resist getting a dessert for lunch. I've been seeing scones everywhere lately and I've been trying them so I picked up the blueberry white chocolate scone. When I was younger I remember having a scone and hating it. It was dry, flavourless and I couldn't understand why anyone would want to eat it - I didn't try a scone again until this spring. This scone wasn't dry and it wasn't flavourless; it was crisp on the outside and moist on the inside with a subtle flavour of white chocolate and a lot of blueberry. It was a pleasant way to end my lunch.
I really enjoyed my lunch at Life of Pie, I feel I got wonderful food at a great price from a business who feels passionately about food. For Mac 'n Cheese and a scone it cost $7.00 - a bargain. I know I'll be back to try one of their more exotic pie combinations I just have to decide if I want to try savoury or sweet ..or maybe both.