FAQs

THREE BABES:

Does Three Babes have a storefront? No, we work out of a commercial kitchen in the Bayview Neighborhood and a stand at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market on Saturdays. We are currently working on opening a new space in the mission, which (fingers crossed!) should be opening in 2021. You can pick up pies or have them delivered within San Francisco seven days a week.

Where do I come to pick up my pie? Our kitchen is located in the brown Muratore building next to the Foods Co grocery store on Phelps street. Due to Covid-19 we currently can’t allow customers inside so please ring the doorbell or call our business phone (415.617.9774) to be helped. Our stand at the Saturday farmers market is located behind the Ferry Building on the south side of the market next to the water.

Can I walk-up and buy a pie? Yes but we recommend pre-ordering. We have pies up for grabs and available at our kitchen and the farmers market. However, we don’t always have every type of pie ready on hand so if you want something specific, we recommend pre-ordering online or by phone!

 

PIE CARE:

How do I reheat my pie? Depends on the type of pie! 

For fruit pies: Reheat in a 350 degree oven for 10-15 minutes until the crust is crisp and filling is warmed through. Keep and eye on your pie and cover with tinfoil, if necessary, to prevent burning. 

For nut pies: Reheat in a 350 degree oven for 10 minutes. Keep and eye on your pie and cover with tinfoil, if necessary, to prevent burning.

For quiches: Cover with tinfoil and reheat in a 300 oven for 10 minutes.

For cream and custard pies: Refrigerate those cream and custard pies folks! They don’t belong anywhere near an oven! 

How do I store my pie? Any pie topped with whipped cream requires immediate refrigeration. Custard pies (pumpkin, chess, buttermilk etc.) are ok at room temperature for a few hours but should be refrigerated when stored. Fruit pies can be left at room temperature for up to two days but should be refrigerated after that (especially during the summer.) Nut pies can remain unrefrigerated for 1-2 weeks.

Can I freeze my pie? We don’t recommend freezing cream-topped pies (key lime, chocolate cream), but the rest of our pies can be frozen for up to 2 months. To freeze, wrap your pie tightly in plastic wrap or a ziploc bag before freezing. When you are ready to enjoy your pie, thaw it in the refrigerator overnight, and then reheat using the instructions above.

How long will my pie last? Pies are always best when enjoyed fresh but the shelf life depends on the pie type. Fruit pies will last for up to a week when refrigerated. Nut pies will last for weeks in the fridge and can be kept for months in the freezer. Cream and custard pies will last a few days in the fridge but are best when served and eaten immediately.

How do I use my pre-baked pie shell? Our pre-baked pie shells are lightly blind baked (baked without any filling) so they can be used for a variety of pie types. Depending on the type of pie you are making, the shell may need to be blind baked for longer so that the cook time of your crust and filling match up (no soggy bottoms!)

For fruit and nut pies there is no extra baking needed, simply fill the pre-baked shell as-is with your filling and bake until done. 

For custard pies and quiches you will want to blind bake your pre-baked shell for another 10-15 minutes at 350 degrees until light golden. When blind baking, line the shell with two sheets of tin foil or parchment paper (not wax paper!) and fill with pie weights or dried rice/beans to hold down the crust. Cool the shell before filling, and bake. 

For cream pies and no-bake pies you will want to fully blind bake your shell. When blind baking, line the shell with two sheets of tin foil or parchment paper (not wax paper!) and fill with pie weights or dried rice/beans to hold down the crust. Bake at 350 degrees for another 30 minutes or until the crust is nicely browned and crisp throughout.  Cool the shell before filling.

 

INGREDIENTS:

Is my pie dairy-free? Unless a pie is labeled as vegan, it most likely has dairy in it. (What can we say? We love butter!)

Is my pie gluten-free? We have a number of gluten-free options on our menu. We always have one GF fruit crumble pie on our menu that rotates seasonally based on what fruit is available. We also make our own GF graham cracker crust so menu items in our graham cracker crust generally do not contain gluten. Our Key Lime and Bittersweet Chocolate Pecan pies are the two regular menu GF items.

Is my pie egg-free? All of our fruit pies are egg free. All of our custard pies, cream pies and nut pies contain eggs. We use a cream wash on our pies, not an egg wash.

Is my pie (or cookie) nut free? Any baked good made with nuts will explicitly have the nut in the product name. Otherwise, your pie is nut free. One exception: our Cherry Pie contains natural almond extract. We do our absolute best to prevent any contamination, though we do work in a facility that handles flour, dairy, nuts, and other allergens.

If you have a question that wasn't answered here, feel free to send us an email via the Contact Us page or give us a call at (415) 617-9774.