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East Durham Pie Company was started as a small one-person operation in 2015, where owner Ali Rudel offered whole pies to-order from her certified kitchen in Old East Durham. Ali’s background includes working as a baker, as well as working for start ups and nonprofit organizations that focus on local food and agriculture. She and her family have lived in East Durham for the past few years.

Since launching, East Durham Pie Company has grown tremendously, and our pies can be found around Durham most days of the week! We provide a rotating selection of handpies to a number of Durham businesses all week long, and we offer pie-by-the-slice at pop up shop events, including a weekly pop-up at Ponysaurus Brewing Co. We also offer whole pies t0 order for delivery within Durham.

After a successful crowdfunding campaign in summer of 2016, East Durham Pie Company plans to open a shop in the Old East Durham neighborhood in 2017 at 406 South Driver Street. While the shop isn’t open yet, we are looking forward to serving coffee, tea and espresso beverages, pastries, a simple seasonal menu of lunch & breakfast items and of course sweet and savory pies!