Opinion · Review

Craving a “Peace” of Pie? 

Kira Dye

Lantern Staff

Are you in the mood to try something new? How about a pie?  

Recently I’ve heard about a little downtown dessert shop called Peace, Love & Pie. I’m always in the mood for trying new restaurants and/or dessert shops, and a few weeks ago I heard of this shop, which is 45 minutes from El Dorado in Wichita, called, well you guessed it: Peace, Love & Pie. The shop itself is located on East Douglas Avenue, Suite 104, in downtown Wichita and is open Wednesday through Friday from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m., as well as Saturday to Sunday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. 

 People around me have raved about this dessert place for the last few months. I finally had the opportunity to check out this aesthetic dessert shop and got to see what it offered for me. I don’t like to use the word “aesthetic” too much (because, at this point, that word is well overused), but walking up and into the shop, it sure was aesthetic. The shop itself is located in or right next to Naftzger Park nestled snugly to a little dog grooming salon. Peace, Love & Pie sell pies (surprise!), but they also have somewhat of “combo” deals with other desserts or drinks. The specific combo I ordered was a pie slice and scoop — which, yes, means a piece of pie served alongside a large scoop of ice cream. 

I chose to select the Creamsicle (which according to Peace, Love & Pie’s Facebook page was a pie of the week when I went) and got to try the Fleur de Sel Carmel Brownie pie as well, and, let me start off by saying I was pleasantly surprised. 

I’m not too much of a pie person myself; however, I thoroughly enjoyed this slice and scoop! It had just the right consistency that wasn’t unbearably sweet and just the right amount of sour from the lemon abstract. The Brownie Pie was just rich enough and didn’t have too much of a bitter taste.  

The price didn’t break my wallet, either. As a college student, I don’t go out often, but when I do, I try not to spend too much. This dessert shop was perfect for someone like me not looking to spend an excessive amount of money but wanting to enjoy something sweet. I ended up spending a little over $10 for two slices of pie both coming with a scoop of French Vanilla ice cream (because it was a happy hour at the store for pie — who knew?). For me, this beats the average Andy’s or Milkfloat, which tend to be a little bit more expensive than that. 

If I had to rate Peace, Love & Pie, I would give it a solid 8/10. It didn’t blow me away (pie probably never will, no offense to pie!) but overall, this is definitely the best pie I’ve had in a while (not including grandma’s Christmas cherry pie, of course). Nonetheless, I will be going back in the foreseeable future, and I encourage students to head over there instead of a more expensive alternative!  

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