Tasty traditions

Homemade pies are a critical component for any holiday feast, and for Dave and Jamie Lahn (better known as the Pie Lady and Pie Guy) that means continuing their tradition of providing area families with homemade holiday pies. A visit to the Pie Lady’s drive-up bakeshop has become a tradition for many Haligonians, whether they’re ordering for Christmas dinner or stopping by on the way to a holiday party.
Some eight years ago, Jamie decided to turn her dream of baking from-scratch, locally sourced pies into a roadside business. “We were getting so many requests, people would just come to our apartment and leave money on the table for a pie,” Dave recalls. Word spread about Jamie’s baked goods, and the community quickly responded.
Despite being embraced by a budding customer base, Jamie and Dave lost their jobs and began living in the same car that helped provide their livelihood. It was a gift from a mere stranger and their faith that got them back on their feet, and that kindness inspires them, daily.
The Lahns believe in putting others before themselves, even when it comes to their own Christmas celebrations. “We’ve got customers, and our customers come first,” Dave says. “A few Christmases, we’ve delivered to them because people couldn’t get out. People just loved that,” he smiles. Find the Pie Lady and Pie Guy on St. Margaret’s Bay Road between Prospect and Northwest Arm Drive, everyday, including Christmas. pieladydriveupbakeshop.weebly.com

This story was originally published in Halifax Magazine.

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