You Need Pie!™
Estes Park, CO
Pies Just Like Grandma Made

Great Pies from Coast to Coast



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Husband and wife Rick and Val Thompson were high school sweethearts. After marrying they lived all over the country, while enjoying successful high-level management careers in the property management industry. In 2003 they settled down to start their family in Colorado. On a visit to their hometown of Estes Park they found a pie shop for sale, and the rest is history. Their pie shop opened in 2006, and they moved to a larger location and added a full Diner/Restaurant menu in 2013. Baking is their passion, and they strive to do it right. A family business, their pies are all baked from scratch from grandma's recipes and techniques. Their passion for baking shows in the quality and quantity of fruit they use, and their old-fashioned sugar crumb crust that sets their pies apart from the rest.

About The Food

Grandma knows best and that’s why their pies are made using family recipes and techniques passed down from generation to generation. The crusts are made from mom’s recipe and the pies are filled with 6 cups of fruit (double the amount used by most bakeries) and never include any preservatives or canned fruit. They use fresh local seasonal fruit that is bursting with flavor. A distinctive crunchy sugar crumb topping sets these pies apart from the rest, adding great texture and crunch. From owner Val Thompson: "Our pies are special because they're made from recipes that have been handed down through the generations from our great grandmother's generation eventually to us. We do things the old fashioned hand made way, without preservatives, or shortcuts." Would grandma and great grandma be proud? We certainly think so.

Meet The Owner

A family business, owners Rick and Val Thompson had high-level management careers in the property management industry and lived around the country before settling back in their home state of Colorado. They opened their pie shop in 2006 and have grown the business, moving to a larger location with a diner/restaurant in 2013. Passionate about baking they rely on their family recipes and are serious about using the best possible quality ingredients. Experts in making pie, their tips are featured prominently on their website and in numerous articles.


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Shipping Days

At FoodyDirect we are doing everything we can to drive down shipping costs for our customers, including offering Low Flat-Rate Shipping.

$ 9.95 Flat-Rate Shipping - If your shipping address is reachable from You Need Pie!™ via FedEx Ground service within one day, you will be presented with the incredibly low shipping rate of $ 9.95 upon checkout.
$ 29.95 Flat-Rate Shipping - If your shipping address is beyond 1-day ground reach, you will be presented with a flat rate of just $ 29.95 for FedEx Standard Overnight upon checkout.

*Please note that the flat rates above will be applied per shipping box. While some packages can be combined into a single box, several packages from You Need Pie!™ require their own shipping box. You will be presented with the actual shipping rate before making your purchase.

Overnight service and Saturday delivery may be available for an additional charge. Service to Alaska and Hawaii is available for +$20 (sorry). Service outside the U.S. currently not available.

Orders are shipped Monday through Friday, except holidays. Orders placed by 2:00pm (ET) can be shipped the 2 business days later. The max allowable transit time for all items is 1 day. Perishable items cannot be shipped over a weekend and cannot be delivered on Sunday or Monday.

Weather and unforeseen circumstances can delay your shipment. We strongly recommend that you schedule your order to arrive at least 1 business day before your desired usage date to allow for any delays.

Shipping Options

The following shipping options are available depending upon the delivery date selected and reflect the max allowable transit time of two days:

Ground Shipping (1 Day) - If a customer’s shipping address is reachable via FedEx Ground service within 2 days, they will be presented with a $9.95 Flat-Rate Shipping upon checkout. Orders will be delivered via FedEx Ground service on or before the selected arrival date, between 9:00 AM and 8:00 PM to residences, and between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM to businesses.

FedEx Standard Overnight - Your package will be delivered on the next business day after it has been shipped - by 3 PM to most addresses, by 4:30 PM to rural addresses. The flat-rate for Standard Overnight is $29.95.

FedEx Priority Overnight - Your package will be delivered the next business day after it has shipped, by 10:30 AM to most addresses. The flat rate for Priority Overnight is $34.95.

Saturday Delivery - If your shipping address is reachable via FedEx Ground service within 1 day , Saturday delivery is available for the same low flat-rate of $9.95, and deliveries are made between 9 AM and 8 PM.

Once your order has shipped, you will receive a ship notification email with a tracking number for each package in your order. When your order has been delivered, you will also receive a delivery notification email.

For complete shipping details, we encourage you to visit our General Shipping and Packaging Information page.

Packaging & Delivery

All treats from You Need Pie!™ are professionally packed and shipped to assure they arrive in excellent condition within the max allowable transit time of 1 day.

All orders are shipped signature release. This means FedEx will leave the package at the doorstep, front desk or gate associated with the shipping address without requiring a signature upon delivery. It is the customer's responsibility to ensure that the contents of the package are stored in a freezer or refrigerator promptly after delivery. FoodyDirect cannot be responsible for orders with incomplete or invalid addresses, or that are sent to recipients who are not available to store the contents of the order on the day of arrival. FedEx cannot deliver to a P.O. box.

Storage & Care

All items from You Need Pie!™ are fully cooked and ready to eat. In addition, all pies do not contain any artificial colors, sweeteners or preservatives. The shelf life, once thawed, is 4-5 days.

Pie Care Store: Pies should be kept at room temperature for best taste. You can refrigerate to extend shelf life up to 7 days. Pies can be frozen by wrapping them tightly in plastic wrap, and will last up to 6 months.

Warm: Heat your pie in the oven at 350° for 20 minutes or warm in the microwave for 30-40 seconds. Note: The aluminum pie tin is reusable and dishwasher safe, please do not put the tin in the microwave. You Need Pie!™ encourages recycling if you do not intend to reuse the tin.