Sunday, January 10, 2016
THE UPPER CRUST
My sister, who is staying in Delray Beach for the winter, invited me over for turkey dinner on Christmas day, so I decided to buy two pies from the Upper Crust Bakery, a pie shop I had heard was reputed to have the best pies in the county. They did not disappoint. I bought an apple pie and a strawberry-rhubarb pie, and both were scrumptious. Rhubarb pie is one of my favorites, which I always thought was unusual, but I am finding other people now who like it too. A couple of people who lifted the pie boxes exclaimed how heavy they were. That's because the Upper Crust doesn’t scrimp on the filling and the crust is plenty thick.
It's a bit of a drive to the Upper Crust. The shop is on southbound US 1 midway between Forest Hill Boulevard and 10th Avenue North. It's in a squarish building on the corner of 21st Avenue North, a side street. If you don't find a parking place on the side street, you may be able to park in the strip mall across from it.
The pies are not cheap, ranging from $13.75 to $15.50, but worth it for a treat in my opinion. The apple and the strawberry-rhubarb pies I bought were $14 each. Try it sometime when you're down that way. I think you'll be pleased. The clever name they chose for themselves was enough to interest me.