Mission Pie definitely faces hurdles in moving its savory foods -- you can't blame customers who show up looking for the better-known sweeties: fruit pies, muffins, tarts, galettes, and scones. Salad sales have been slow, acknowledged co-owner Krystin Rubin, proudly showing off a tasty spinach-mushroom quiche with a touch of smoked paprika. Still, Rubin said she hopes more folks choose, say, the occasional quinoa-corn-cucumber salad.
For its part, SFoodie swooned over a Niman Ranch tamale pie made with polenta, something not on Mission Pie's current rotation. In that case, make it a slice o' quiche. And, of course, a side of sweet banana cream pie, please.