When our favorite New Mexican eatery, Green Chile Kitchen, relocated to McAllister and Baker last November, we were left to wonder what would take its place. Four months later, we finally have our answer.
Introducing Chile Pies (& Ice Cream), an offshoot of G.C.K. that opened on Wednesday, serving up both sweet and savory delicacies with a distinctly New Mexican flavor. The menu, which will likely rotate with the seasons, currently includes such creations as Lemon Buttermilk Pie, Peach Galette, Frito Pie, and the signature — wait for it — Green Chile Apple Pie with Walnuts and a Cheddar Crust Served a la Mode with Red Chile Honey Drizzle.
If pies ain’t your thing, they also have ice cream, including soft serve from Straus Family Creamery, organic flavors from our buddies Three Twins, and vegan varieties from Mission-based Cafe Gratitude. There’s organic coffee, too.
True, Chile Pies is at Baker and Fulton, which isn’t exactly the Lower Haight. But next time you’ve got a hardcore hankering for pie, or a homesick houseguest from Albuquerque, we think it’s worth the stroll.