If you missed our last blog post, we had dinner at Harry’s Seafood Bar and Grille on our first night in St. Augustine. Our server was less than charming and basically blew off asking about dessert – so we paid our check and left.
Their loss was our gain! We wandered down the block, across the Plaza de la Constituciòn, and down Aviles Street to Peace Pie!
Peace Pie – St. Augustine
8 Aviles Street
St. Augustine, FL 32082
What’s Peace Pie?
We’ve followed Peace Pie for some time as they are from South Jersey, where Chuck is originally from. And they have another location in Charleston, one of the previous stops on our Southern Road Trip.
They are a family-owned business that started with a happy accident. Dessert for Thanksgiving dinner went awry. Something about a forgotten Pie Crust and putting the Pie Filling and Vanilla Ice Cream in between two Shortbread Cookies
It was sort of a Pecan Pie Lasagna, and as they say, the rest is history.
YUMMY Pie Flavors And More
Today they offer more than 35 flavors– and the list seems to be growing. From the original Pecan Pie (Vanilla Ice Cream, Pecan Pie Filling, and Shortbread Cookies), other options include Salted Carmel Apple, Key Lime, Cherry, and Coconut Custard to name a few.
We moved away from some of the more traditional flavors to include different Pie Fillings.
Mark went with the Salted Carmel Brownie! Vanilla Ice Cream, Salted Caramel, and Brownies with Chocolate Cookies. It was terrific, the Cookies were crisp, and the Brownies were Fudgy. The Vanilla Ice Cream was excellent, and the Salted Caramel held it all together.
Chuck in true Chocoholic form went straight to the Molten Chocolate – Chocolate Ice Cream, Chocolate Mousse, and Chocolate Cookie! Stellar, he ate most of it before we could get a good pic.
Beyond the Ice Cream
When we were in St. Augustine at the end of October, we could only walk up to a makeshift service counter in the shop’s doorway. They had it set up with a freezer chest filled with Peace Pies within view of the window.
We just recently saw on their social media page that they have fully opened inviting guests inside.
Beyond St. Augustine and Charleston, they also have the original location in Cape May, NJ, another up the coast in Ventnor, NJ, and coming this spring in Lambertville, NJ, across from New Hope, PA – Mark’s neck of the woods!
Not only are they a family business that makes fantastic Peace Pies, but they ship! And, five cents from every Peace Pie goes to Doctors Without Borders.
You have to check them out!