It’s been just about exactly two years since we first heard about this girl Natalie baking handheld pies and delivering them by bike. Soon after, these pies were winning awards (and hearts and minds), and Bike Basket Pies became a beloved SF institution.
And at the end of June it’ll all be over for good. Natalie explains:
The short: the hours are rough, I have very little free time, and I have a bit of trouble paying rent despite working seven days a week.
The long: Bike Basket Pies started as something really small – another job when I already had two, but something fun, something inspiring, and something to call my own. I never expected it to much more than a creative summer project and a few extra bucks, but it quickly grew and kept getting just slightly bigger and bigger. It turned into a legitimate business and I always treated it with an intense work ethic, and initially it was a helluva lot of fun. But at it’s current state, it consumes my time and life, and I don’t get to exercise the same creativity I did at its inception.
Read all about this heartbreaking decision here, and then place a standing order quick so’s next week and the week after and the week after you’ll have Natalie knocking on your door with a box of heaven in her hands: