The Life of Pie

Emporium Pies

Lauren Scheinin
October 02, 2012

While chatting at The Amsterdam one evening, friends Mary Sparks and Megan Wilkes decided Dallas needed a place where people could hang out and eat pie. So they created one. But first they had to build the business by selling their baked goodies to a few restaurants and local grocery stores. A year later, Emporium Pies in Bishop Arts was born. Located in an early-20th-century bungalow, the shop — and its made-from-scratch offerings — definitely pass muster with even the most discerning grandma. Only Nana would probably never have made The Drunken Nut (a bourbon, pecan and caramelized brown sugar confection with a shortbread crust and nary a hint of corn syrup) or Lord of the Pies (a deep-dish apple pie with cinnamon streusel). Enjoy yours à la mode while sipping iced tea or French-press coffee. 314 N. Bishop, 469.206.6126;