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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Who Knew? Mission Pie Now Taking a Walk on the Savory Side

Posted By on Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 12:45 PM

click to enlarge Krystin Rubin with a savory quiche. - MARY LADD
  • Mary Ladd
  • Krystin Rubin with a savory quiche.
click to enlarge Krystin Rubin with a savory quiche. - MARY LADD
  • Mary Ladd
  • Krystin Rubin with a savory quiche.
Wanna get down in a savory and sweet way? Belly up to Mission Pie (2901 Mission at 25th St.) for a nibble. Since February, the shop has been quietly showcasing fresh, seasonal ingredients from California farms in a savory line of quiches ($4.50/slice), galettes ($5.50), pot pies ($7.50), and salads ($5). Offerings depend on what's available from Mission Pie's farmer network.

Mission Pie definitely faces hurdles in moving its savory foods -- you can't blame customers who show up looking for the better-known sweeties: fruit pies, muffins, tarts, galettes, and scones. Salad sales have been slow, acknowledged co-owner Krystin Rubin, proudly showing off a tasty spinach-mushroom quiche with a touch of smoked paprika. Still, Rubin said she hopes more folks choose, say, the occasional quinoa-corn-cucumber salad.

For its part, SFoodie swooned over a Niman Ranch tamale pie made with polenta, something not on Mission Pie's current rotation. In that case, make it a slice o' quiche. And, of course, a side of sweet banana cream pie, please.

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