The Pie Hole Expands to the East Coast

The Pie Hole Durham - Linda Eats World

Hailing from California, The Pie Hole just opened their seventh location last week on the opposite coast in Durham, North Carolina. I was eyeing their Cereal Killer Pie even before they opened and am happy to report I finally put it in my pie hole.

I made a spontaneous trip to Pie Hole yesterday and texted one of my new friends in North Carolina and asked if he wanted to join me. I met Arturo three weeks ago on my second day as a North Carolina resident. We bonded quickly over our shared habit of photographing food.

We split the Mac and Cheese Pot Pie, the Shepherd’s Pot Pie (I wish it was called “Shepherd’s Pie Pie”), and the Cereal Killer Cheesecake.

The Pie Hole Durham - Linda Eats World

Shepherd’s Pot Pie, $7.95

I merely licked the knife I used to cut out one bite for this photograph and melted with pleasure. This pie won my heart.

The Pie Hole Durham - Linda Eats World

Mac and Cheese Pot Pie, $7.95

The Mac and Cheese pot pie complemented the gooey Shepherd’s Pie. If you only have space for one and no friend to split, I preferred the Shepherd’s Pie. The mac and cheese pie is just a tad dry.

The Pie Hole Durham - Linda Eats World

Cereal Killer Cheesecake; $6.50

Cereal Killer Cheesecake has three of my favorite things. Fruity Pebbles, silly food puns, and cheesecake! The crunchy cereal topping added a wonderful texture to the ridiculous but delightful cheesecake.

I already cannot wait to come back to work my way through the menu. I’d have to bring more friends because I’d still want repeat pie hole action with the Shepherd’s Pot Pie and the Cereal Killer Cheesecake. I hear great things about the Earl Grey Tea pie and there’s a rumor that they have a seasonal matcha pie. You remember how I love matcha.

The Pie Hole Durham - Linda Eats World

Note for your visit: The Cereal Killer Pie is only available on the weekends!

So that concludes my first and favorable impression of The Pie Hole. Are you from The Research Triangle Area in North Carolina? Where should I eat next?

The Pie Hole
810 9th St Suite 130, Durham, NC 27705

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  • okay I need to visit this place, STAT. It looks AMAZING!

    • I need to return STAT.

  • I’ve never heard of this place, but now I cannot WAIT to go! Please share the pies you try when you make your next visit! :)

    • Definitely will! Report back when you go!

  • I just heard about pie hole! I can’t wait to try it. The MAC and Cheese looks amazing!

  • Melissa Vera

    OMG that food looks so yummy. This is one restaurant I am going to have to try out. The cereal cheesecake love the name.

  • I’ve been looking forward to The Pie Hole coming to Durham for a few months now, but I hadn’t realised they were already open! I must go asap!

  • I am a huge fan of pie. I need to check this out!

  • I can’t wait to eat here! Thank you for sharing the roundup and the delicious, i mean awesome, photos! I think next, you should go eat at Luna’s. They make the best empanadas and have a really nice atmosphere inside. Again, welcome to the Triangle!

    • We should eat when you’re in town!

  • Welcome Linda! Can’t wait to check out The Pie Hole! You had me at Fruity Pebble Cheesecake. I don’t eat out much but love La Place in Hillsborough for some authentic Creole food.

  • So, “repeat pie hole action” made me snicker. I love it! And the Cereal Killer Pie is such an incredibly and perfect punny name for a that deliciousness.

  • LaToya C

    I’ve never heard of The Pie Hole but their food looks great!

  • Mallory Middleton

    GOOD. GRACIOUS. These look AMAZING!! I’m in Durham so I can’t wait to visit! I just relocated to Durham from Raleigh, but so far we’ve loved: Luna Rotisserie and Empanadas, Pizzeria Toro, & Guglhupf Bakery & Patisserie (go for brunch!). Thanks for sharing!

    • Wonderful! If you’re ever up for grabbing a bite, let me know!

  • I LOVE Shepherds Pie so this place will be on my fall restaurant bucket list! Thanks for sharing!

  • Leslie

    Ooh ..I love pies..savory or sweet..when done right, it’s something I love to eat. This place is on my radar to go to. I was recently in Durham too. I enjoyed some oysters on the rooftop of the Durham hotel and a chacuterie tasting board at the Pour Taproom. Check them out!

  • That cereal killer cheesecake look like waaaayyyy too much fun ;)

  • I went to Foster’s today! Love the space! Reminds me of Parker & Otis! I forgot about the sandwich and wings rec so need to go back. Haha. Loved their grits!

    Thank you for this comment and glad to come across another Texan! I made another Texan friend ehre and she said she also loves TX BBQ more and I think I’ll be the same. Haha.

    • Raeanne Yeh

      Yeah the ambiance is real nice!. Oh I meant wings from heavenly buffaloes! Lol. It’s a separate eatery.

      Haha yeah after having Texas BBQ, no other BBQ is the same but Carolina BBQ is still worth a try just to see!