This week’s Foodie Friday brought us to Kyle.
I visited the Texas Pie Company, which has a simple slogan: “Life is short, eat more pie.”
Located in Texas’ Pie Capital, this Kyle spot offers delicious pies, baked goods, quiches, casseroles, lunches, and daily specials.
The Texas Pie Company says its pies come from chef Julie Albertson’s grandmother and her treasured recipes passed down through generations of her family.
“True Southern comfort food,” the restaurant describes on its website. “We are known for our handcrafted pies and casseroles. Texas Pie Company is also a full-service restaurant offering daily lunch specials, casseroles, freshly made sandwiches, salads, and many other desserts. Family photos adorn the walls with unique art, creating a fun, vibrant and colorful atmosphere.”
What you get:
When visiting the Texas Pie Company, of course, you have to try the pies.
Classic pies include Southern Pecan, Lemon Chess, Buttermilk, Almond Joy, Chocolate Fudge, Fudge Pecan, Coconut Macaron, and Peanut Butter Mousse. There are several fruity pies like Peach, Dutch Apple, Strawberry Peach and Strawberry Rhubarb. A 5 inch pie is $6 and a 10 inch pie is $22.
Coconut, chocolate, and key lime pies are also available ($6 a piece, $20 for a 10-inch pie). From October through December, you can pick up multiple cheesecake flavors including plain, chocolate truffle, strawberry swirl, Kahlua, Oreo, and pumpkin.
Texas Pie Company has several different bars, including Lemon Bar ($2.75), Pecan Pie Bar ($3.95), Peanut Butter Yum Yum ($3.95), OMG Brownie ($3.95), Snickerdoodle Cookie ($0.85), Chocolate Chip, There are also brownies and cookies. Cookies ($0.85).
Tried the restaurant’s lunch during a visit to the Texas Pie Company. I chose the ham and cheddar sandwich, while my dining companion chose the turkey and Swiss sandwich. Both sandwiches were delicious and had lettuce, tomato, pickles, onions and jalapenos. It was served with mayonnaise and mustard. Both sandwiches are $6.95.
Texas Pie Company also has tuna salad sandwiches, chicken salad sandwiches, egg salad sandwiches, BLT sandwiches, and grilled cheese.
You can also try this Kyle Diner’s salad, which includes quiche. This comes with a generous slice of quiche served with a tossed salad ($7.95), as well as Chef His Salad with oven-roasted turkey slices, Black Forest ham, cheddar cheese, and field greens ($7.95). $8.75) on a large bed. The Big Country Salad ($9.95) features diced ham and turkey, cheddar cheese, fresh egg salad, diced bacon, and vegetables topped with sliced onions.
The restaurant also has several daily lunch specials for $9.25. This includes a salad with your choice of balsamic his vinaigrette or ranch, homemade yeast his rolls, and freshly brewed iced tea. The daily special on Mondays and Tuesdays is King Ranch Chicken with Tortilla Chips. Chicken breast with cranberry and citrus gravy and cornbread stuffing is Wednesday’s special. Meatloaf and garlic mashed potatoes are Thursday specials. Individual 5-inch chicken pot pies are a Friday and Saturday special.
To view the full menu, please visit https://texaspiecompany.com/pages/menu.
If you go:
Texas Pie Company is located at 202 W. Center St. in Kyle.
Restaurant hours are 10:30 AM-6:30 PM, Monday-Friday. Texas Pie His Company is also open from 10:30 am to 4:00 pm. Kyle Restaurant is closed on Sundays.