Though Providence Pie Company popped up only recently on the city’s foodscape, owners Sandra and Tom Morgan have had the twinkle in their eye for quite some time. The married couple both worked in the financial sector before deciding to make the leap to full-time pies. One of the biggest catalysts for the transition was Sandra’s pregnancy with their daughter and her resulting cravings for sweets. Tom, who previously worked as a chef at a pizza joint, would attempt to satiate his wife’s sweet tooth by making smaller versions of her favorite dessert: pie.
The menu changes according to seasonalavailability, and this holiday, customers can expect flavors like peppermint, eggnog, cranberry and cinnamon. One of the duo’s favorite parts of the business is “seeing how our customers are incorporating our pies into their lives. We have had our pies on dessert tables at events and used as favors [and] even featured in the VIP tent at the Newport Folk Festival.”
The couple is currently looking for a brick-and-mortar shop to call home, with hopes to have something underway in 2018. Until then, Providence Pie Company pop-up shops can be found at markets and events around the city.