The New Orleans favorite, Hubig’s Pies, returned to store shelves across the city’s metro area on Wednesday, Nov. 9.
It’s been 10 years since the sweet-filled fried pies have been on the market due to the July 2012 fire that completely destroyed Hubig’s Pie bakery. On Sunday, Hubig’s Pies surprisingly announced its comeback at a pop-up event where they sold pies for the first time since 2012. Owner Andrew Ramsey promises the same product New Orleanians know and love. “We are using the same recipes and formulas. Some salvaged and refurbished machines. Some machines were custom-made to replicate what was lost. Pies will be identical in every way,” Ramsey said.
Initially, the pies were set to be distributed in stores this past Monday (Nov. 7), but due to a technical issue, deliveries were delayed. This morning, the first shipment arrived at Rouses on Tchoupitoulas, as fans lined up outside, waiting for the doors to open at 7 a.m.
Where to buy your Hubig’s Pie
Hubig’s Pies flavors will be limited, for now, starting with apple and lemon. Peach and pineapple will return later this month, followed by chocolate and coconut. As for getting your hands on a pie outside of the city, Hubig’s is focusing on New Orleans grocery (and soon convenience) stores at the moment but plans to expand into more markets as production boosts.