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Marielle Dupre & Nicole Eiden started Windowsill Pies from Nicole’s kitchen after needing a creative outlet. They quickly developed a loyal fan base which afforded them the opportunity to get commercial kitchen space. The Windowsill Pie gals were popping up at farmer’s markets on both the North and South shores. The fans they accumulated asked if they could make hand pies – so they did. The next request was mini pies, so they obliged again. You can now find their treats at multiple places in the city.
When asked what their very favorite pies flavors were, Nicole wouldn’t pick. Nicole explained it as she’s not the kind of person who picks a favorite because she loves them all. Marielle immediately said the Bananas Foster Double Cream pie. They both acknowledged that you can find them eating pie any day of the week as they are equal opportunity pie lovers.
Keep checking back with these ladies to see where and when their own store will be opening.
1. What are Windowsill Pies?
Southern styled, French-inspired, New Orleans baked pies.
2. How long have you been in business?
We hit 7 years in September.
3. How do people find you online?
4. What is lesser known about your business that you wish more people knew?
That we offer savory pies. Once we get a brick and mortar opened, you will see a lot more of them. The savory ones even have vegetarian options too.
5. Lagniappe Info.
We are about to be featured in this issue of Food & Wine magazine that features pie makers around the country.
We won Sugar Showdown, a cooking competition on the Cooking Channel. Those winnings are helping us get a shop opened up.
You can find our pies at any French Truck location in the city, the Drifter Hotel, and Whole Foods in Metairie.
We were also the official pie for the New Orleans Broadway play “Waitress”.