Pop Pie Co. in San Diego – My Top Picks on the Menu

When it comes to eating at Pop Pie Company, you’ve never seen pie like this! Their creative culinary team has taken traditional old school pies and turned them into all kinds of modern versions. From handheld pies in unexpected sweet and savory flavors, personal breakfast pies, to classic dessert sweet pie slices – there’s a pie for any mood you are in.

Along with the yummy food, Pop Pie Co has done an amazing job with creating warm and inviting restaurants. They have mastered that bright and airy ambiance, with modern and trendy decor. If you are into photographing your food for Instagram (like me!), then this is definitely a place to put on your list.

In this foodie guide I will give you all kinds of insider information on how to maximize your own visit to Pop Pie Co. From my favorite items on the menu, secret menu items and the best side drinks and dishes to accompany your pie. Plus for visual inspiration, I’ve included over 30 of my own photos taken during visits to Pop Pie Co.

Pop Pie Locations in San Diego

Pop Pie Company is a local San Diego chain, with locations in popular neighborhoods all around the city. If you are making plans to be out and about, check and see if there’s a location near you.

Many of the Pop Pie Co locations are open late until 10pm on the weekend, making them great for a date night or late friends hangout.

Pop Pie Company in Point Loma

On our way to the Point Loma Tide Pools, we stopped for a quick meal at the Point Loma Pop Pie location on the corner of Voltaire St and Famosa Blvd. The interiors of this restaurant has very high vaulted ceilings with plenty of airy light.

Also inside the Point Loma Pop Pie Co location is the creamery shop named Stella Jean’s Ice Cream. This small-batch and super premium ice cream comes in some very unique and unexpected flavors.

A few of my favorite Stella Jean’s ice cream flavor combinations are:
  • Ube + Pandesal Toffee
  • Mango Sticky Rice
  • Brown Butter Pecan
  • Milk + Cookies
  • Guava Cream Cheese
  • Mango Enchilado
  • Thai Tea Cookie Monster

Pop Pie Company in University Heights

The University Heights Pop Pie Co location is a popular neighborhood hangout spot located on the walkable main drag of Park Blvd. Inside you’ll find modern and welcoming interiors filled with light. In San Diego there are many days with sunny weather, and the outside patio at the Pop Pie Company in University Heights is great for enjoying the outdoors with a nice meal.

After a savory pie lunch or dinner, you can also get your fix of Stella Jean’s Ice Cream at the University Heights location.

Pop Pie Company in Pacific Beach

Talk about a prime location, the Pop Pie Co location in Pacific Beach is just two blocks away from world-famous Crystal Pier in Pacific Beach. You could literally enjoy your beach day with a mini pie picnic lunch, or just head over to the pie shop after a day of playing in the surf. There’s also ice cream available for the perfect summer day.

Pop Pie Company in Costa Mesa / Newport Beach

Way up north on the coast you’ll find the Pop Pie Company located in Newport Beach, which is in Orange County. You can find this spot sandwiched between the two major streets of Santa Ana Ave and Orange Ave. This is a popular area for trendy eats, coffee shops and shopping. It’s also fairly close to sandy beach spot Newport Beach.

Pop Pie Co New Location in South Park

South Park has been the newest up and coming trendy neighborhood in San Diego. We have been to the South Park Communal Coffee Shop, and we can’t wait for the Pop Pie Co location to open in South Park on 30th Street.

All About the Pop Pie Co Savory Pies

When you speak to local fans of Pop Pie Co, many of them will tell you that one of the biggest selling points of these pies is the buttery and flaky crust. This famous crust particularly lends itself to all kinds of savory flavors. Below I’ve listed some great savory flavor pies from Pop Pie that are definitely worth trying.

Classic Chicken Pop Pie

If you’re in the mood for something comforting and classic, you can’t go wrong with the classic chicken pot pie. The selling point of this savory pie is their signature creamy herb sauce which goes along with the chicken breast, garden vegetables, and fancy pearl onions.

Steak & Ale Pop Pie

When you’re feeling extra hungry and want a filling meal, opt for the Steak & Ale Pop Pie. A flavorsome pie featuring slow-braised beef, carrots, mushrooms, fresh herbs, barley, butter beans, and a rich gravy infused with dark ale, all encased in flaky pastry.

Green Hog & Cheese

A Mexican-inspired savory pie filled with tender braised pork shoulder, a medley of tomatillo, roasted poblano, and jalapeño chiles, all complemented by melted jack cheese.

Aussie Meat

Taste hard-to-find international Australian flavors with the Aussie Meat Pop Pie. This unmistakable Aussie grab-and-go pastry delight showcases the fusion of Vegemite and Worcestershire-sautéed minced beef, along with tomato and onion. For an authentic Australian experience, enjoy it with a side of ketchup.

Roasted Veggies & Yellow Curry

One of my personal favorite savory flavors! An aromatic savory pie filled with roasted cauliflower, sweet potato, mushroom, yellow squash, red onion, and carrot, all slow simmered in a yellow curry blend and enriched with creamy coconut milk. A great vegan option!

Breakfast Savory Pies

Experience a reimagination of breakfast and brunch with the innovative twist of savory pies. Departing from the ordinary, these culinary creations introduce new flavors and textures to your morning table.

“The Boss” Breakfast Pie

A morning savory pie crafted with applewood smoked bacon, two fried farm eggs, a blend of cheddar and jack cheese, all crowned with seasoned hash browns, and accompanied by a side of maple sauce. Available until 1pm or until supplies last.

Ham, Bacon, Chive & Cheese

Kickstart the day with a flavorful morning pie, the Ham, Bacon, Chive & Cheese savory breakfast delight. Featuring smoked ham, crispy bacon, aromatic chives, a blend of jack and cheddar cheeses, eggs, and creamy crème fraîche.

Mushroom & Leek

Start your day with a vegetarian morning savory pie brimming with flavors. This creation showcases roasted oyster mushrooms, zesty citrus leeks, sun-dried tomatoes, farm-fresh eggs, and tangy crème fraîche.

Sausage Roll

Enjoy a meaty and hearty breakfast pie known as the Sausage Roll. Crafted with a blend of minced pork, bacon, celery, onion, and garlic, all encased in the signature buttery laminated pastry, topped with white sesame seeds.

Vegan and Vegetarian Menu Items at Pop Pie

At Pop Pie Co they accommodate for all kinds of dietary restrictions and lifestyles, including vegan and vegetarian.

Which menu items at Pop Pie are vegan?

On the Pop Pie Co menu, you can find the below vegan items:

  • Roasted Veggies & Yellow Curry Savory Pie
  • Kale Slaw Side Dish
  • Strawberry Rhubarb Sweet Pie Slice with Vegan Butter Crust

Which menu items at Pop Pie are vegetarian?

On the Pop Pie Co menu, you can find the below vegetarian items:

  • Mushroom & Leek Savory Pie
  • Veggie Pot Pie
  • Creamed Corn Side Dish

Drinks to Enjoy with Your Pie

Along with a full menu of sweet and savory pies, Pop Pie Co also has an extensive drink menu for all times of the day.

Some of my favorite morning hot or cold drinks from Pop Pie Co are:
  • Hojicha Latte
  • Chai Tea Latte
  • London Fog
  • Matcha Latte
  • New Orleans Iced Coffee
Add one of these house-made sweeteners into a beverage:
  • Madagascar Vanilla
  • Caramel
  • Honey Cinnamon
  • Lavender
  • Jasmine
Kid-Friendly Drinks:
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Lemonade
  • Horchata
  • Root Beer
  • Mexican Coke
  • Add Brown Sugar or Lychee Crystal Boba to Iced Drinks
Refreshing Drinks with Unique Flavors:
  • Matcha Lemonade 
  • Matcha Horchata
  • Topo Chico
  • Arnold Palmer
Adult Boozy Beverages for Date Night
  • Pacific Pineapple Hard Cider
  • Prickly Pearadise Hard Cider
  • Barrio Lager from Thorn Brewing
  • Plenty For All Beer
  • Orderville IPA from Modern Times
  • *Note that alcohol is not available at all the locations.

Sweet Dessert Pies from Pop Pie Co

Saving the sweetest for last! Pop Pie Co couldn’t call itself a pie shop without offering a good variety of classic sweet pie flavors. They serve sweet pies in two ways – by the slice and in personal handheld portions. See below the both classic and unique pie flavors for dessert.

Sweet Hand Pie Flavors
  • Guava Cream Cheese – A miniature personal pie inspired by the cultural Cuban pastry. This creation features a harmonious blend of guava and cream cheese enveloped in our distinctive all-butter crust.
  • Lemon Curd & Mixed Berry – Mixed berries strawberry, blueberry, blackberry and raspberry paired with lemon curd.
Sweet Pie By the Slice
  • Salted Caramel Apple
  • Key Lime
  • Strawberry Rhubarb
  • Coconut Cream Pie
Pies with Ice Cream
  • Salted Caramel Apple Piescream – Enjoy a slice of freshly warmed Salted Caramel Apple Crumble pie nestled between two scoops of Madagascar Vanilla ice cream. Delight in the decadent ensemble topped with whipped cream, a drizzle of caramel sauce, and a generous sprinkle of old-fashioned oat crumble.
  • Ube Coconut PiesCream – Savor a portion of coconut cream pie embraced by two scoops of Stella Jean’s Ube Pandesal + Toffee ice cream. Indulge in this unexpected combination adorned with whipped cream, a condensed milk drizzle, and a final touch of toasted coconut flakes.

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