I didn't expect there to be so many people at the "Martha Stewart's Pies and Tarts" Pop-Up Shop taking place in the West Village this weekend, but come prepared with with lots of patience. There was a line out the door when I came around noon, and it was even longer by the time I left. There's a one pie per person limit (they give each person a ticket which allows you to purchase one pie). But I did spot people buying a pie and then going back in line for another ticket. Sheesh! I brought the boyfriend along and was able to sample one savory and one sweet pie. Nine different individually-sized pies ($3 each) to be had; the Apple Pie was already sold out within the first hour of opening.
The Rhubarb-Raspberry Galette was still warm out of the oven - how could anyone resist? A flaky, golden crust with a few raspberries tucked among the sweet rhubarb. So much butter! Totally worth $3. On the savory end we had a Vegetable Tart with cherry tomatoes, kale and onions. It was on the bland side, despite its promising appearance. Perhaps I'll be back for the cheesy Leek and Olive tart tomorrow! The only non pie-like creation is the Spinach and Feta Turnover. There's seating inside the shop, but given how crowded it was this afternoon you're better off finding bench seating along Greenwich Avenue. The pop-up shop is open until 6pm today and will be open 10am-6pm Sunday.
"Martha Stewart's Pies and Tarts" Pop-Up Shop
About the author: Originally from Honolulu, Kathy YL Chan writes A Passion For Food, where she chronicles her eats and travels adventures between Hawai'i, New York and beyond. She firmly believes that there is always room for dessert.