Pietisserie, the Oakland bakery on a mission to bring a “future memory of pie” to its customers by way of its unique, pure-butter crust pies, has announced it is joining with two of the most esteemed bakeries in the San Francisco Bay Area – Boichik Bagels and Manresa Bread – to create a baker's row for the holiday season.
From Dec. 17-24, the bakeries will create the opportunity for Palo Alto consumers to enjoy fabulous pies, bagels, bread, and pastries, all at Town & Country Village, 855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, Calif. Operating hours are Monday-Saturday 12 p.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., and Christmas Eve 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
On the heels of Pietisserie’s currently operational San Ramon Holiday Shop, and following the launch of a successful shop launch at Town & Country Village in 2021, Pietisserie founder Jaynelle St. Jean is proud to be in the company of year-round acclaimed bakers this year in Palo Alto.
Palo Alto proved itself to be a pie-loving town last year,” St. Jean said. “Now that Boichik and Manresa have set up shop, Town & Country is a real baking destination, with the quality and variety that come from makers who bring excellence to their very specific crafts.”
Pietisserie’s full menu of more than 15 standard 9-inch artisan crafted pies will be stocked at the pop-up including fan favorites such as pumpkin, chocolate and pecan, as well as new crowd pleasers such as grapefruit, double cherry, chocolate cream pretzel, and pear blueberry.
Local customers can reserve pies for pickup at Pietisserie.com from Town & Country Village, suite 109 (beyond Trader Joe's in the second row of shops, next to Bar Method) and for those outside of the Bay Area, Pietisserie is available nationwide via ShopLocale.com.
Boichik Bagels, known for bringing New York-style style bagels with thick, crunchy crusts to the West Coast in 2019, debuted its Palo Alto storefront (suite 115 next to CVS) with a soft opening in early November, selling thousands of bagels by mid-day. Boichik Bagels will offer customers a special new Mexican Spiced Chocolate Cream Cheese.
Manresa, the bakery spinoff of the Michelin-starred Manresa restaurant founded by 2020 James Beard finalist Avery Ruzicka, will add to the mix Triple Chocolate & Candied Orange Panettone, an 8-in Breton-Style Kouign Amann, Babka and Challah loaves from suite 138 (facing Embarcadero). Additionally, it will accept pre-orders to be picked up 12/23 from 8 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Founded in Oakland, Calif, in 2010, Pietisserie is a purveyor of artisan crafted pies that are playful, modern, and elegant. The company took form after founder Jaynelle St. Jean gave away slices from a "country window" staged at her mother's San Francisco home. At the time, she knew how to make just three pies. Then she uncovered a newfound calling: to share a future memory of pie.
Jaynelle St. Jean has developed a menu to satisfy her undying curiosity and craving for pie, merging taste with design, baked with fruits, nuts and veggies sourced from regional farmers at their peak.