Reviewing the Flying Saucer: A long-standing Houston favorite for fresh baked pies.
The Flying Saucer Pie Company is a lovely bakery with just one location in a modest area of Houston, TX. It has been in business since 1967 and is still going strong today. Some loyal customers come here for certain holidays to purchase one of their numerous pies. Some of their most popular pie flavors are strawberry, cherry, and coconut cream. This establishment sells fruit pies, cream pies, cheesecakes, and cream cakes. They sell both slices and whole pie orders for most flavors.
Fresh baked pie to go at the Flying Saucer
The artistic exterior wall near the door shows a friendly-looking alien in a flying saucer with astronauts behind it and pies floating around. There are a variety of colors and creativity depicted on the shop’s property. The inside setting is small and contains a bakery setup behind the register. It is similar to an old donut shop with numerous boxes and pies prepared by employees. The poster explains the menu options and daily specials. Orders are done up front and given to each customer after payment. It is takeout only. There are no chairs or tables to sit on. The inside and outside can get extremely busy during holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas. The lines can be out the door with people waiting to pick up their pie selections.
I heard the Flying Saucer Pie Company mentioned multiple times on KHOU News, and while perusing Yelp. Given its popularity, they have built a loyal fan base who continue to come back time and time again. With a rich history dating back to 1967, they are clearly doing quite a lot right.
What to order at the Flying Saucer
I made a trip to the shop one afternoon and ordered three slices of pie; cherry, strawberry cream, and coconut cream. Both the strawberry and cherry pies were divine. The cherry pie had an abundance of whole, tart cherries, mixed with a sweet, cherry glaze. The strawberry pie was packed with fresh, sliced strawberries in a sweet strawberry glaze. Both pies were made with their signature flaky and oh-so-buttery crust. The coconut cream pie was not my favorite, but I could definitely see the appeal. It was filled with a creamy, pudding mixed with coconut flakes. It was then topped with whipped cream and toasted coconut flakes. It was a little too rich for me, so when I return, I will eagerly try something different. The blueberry, key lime, lemon meringue, and chocolate pies all caught my eye.
The Flying Saucer Final Review
The service was welcoming. The cashier was hospitable and knowledgeable about the products. I was also informed about some of their other top-selling menu items. The employees here were noticeably dedicated, passionate, and involved in pies as a culture. I am looking forward to returning to try some more of their out-of-this-world pies!