Supplier Series: Just Love Pie
"Pie and ice cream are the perfect match". Not just any pie and ice cream though; ice cream made of all natural ingredients and pie made with real fruits and handmade pastry. This is how the owner of Just Love Pie, Dianne, describes the budding partnership between Four All Ice Cream and Just Love Pie in Uptown Waterloo.
Dianne and her husband opened their first business, Sweet and Savoury, in 2014. Neither of them had planned on being bakers, as she worked in law and he was in banking, but they wanted to follow their long family history of baking that began in the Netherlands. Sweet and Savoury has since become a successful locally-focused take-out bakery, but Dianne yearned for more. She wanted the café element that invited guests to a cup of a coffee with their pie. That's how Just Love Pie came to be.
Tucked just off of Erb Street in Uptown Waterloo, you find the warm and welcoming café that Dianne has created. She starts her days at 6:30am baking all her tarts and pies fresh. "Tarts are first, meat pies are next, then the sweet pies", says Dianne. After the baking, they prepare a homemade soup of the day then open the doors at 10am for their community. Their most popular products include their Chicken Pot Pie, Curry Chicken Pot Pie, and Steak & Guinness Pot Pie.
What sets this bakery apart from the rest is their passion for the local community, freshly baked products, and family secret recipes. "When you live in a community, you want to support that community", says Dianne, "Especially other small businesses working together". A partnership with Four All Ice Cream is a no-brainer for Dianne, since she believes our products are a match made in heaven. Currently, we make a Pumpkin Pie ice cream using pie made by Dianne, but she says anything from key lime pie to banana cream pie would be perfect in ice cream.
You can try our Pumpkin Pie ice cream in scoops at our Tasting Room or take some home in cubes. Cubes are also now available at the Just Love Pie Café at 33 Erb Street W. in Uptown Waterloo.