Brown Butter Chess Pie, developed by Briana Carson of Crave Pie Studio, wins even more fans with its bourbon whipped cream topping. STYLING BY BRIANA CARSON / CONTRIBUTED BY CHRIS HUNT PHOTOGRAPHY
Photo: For the AJC
Photo: For the AJC

Crave Pie Studio now open in Alpharetta City Center

A popular Duluth pie shop has expanded with a location at Alpharetta City Center.

The nine-year-old concept from Briana Carson is located along Commerce Street in the heart of the 26-acre development.

“Crave Pie has had tremendous success in Duluth, and we are confident the concept will be well-received by the Alpharetta community,” said Ashley Majors, property manager at Alpharetta City Center in a prepared statement. “We are proud Crave Pie has selected Alpharetta City Center for its second home and look forward to introducing this sweet new experience to the market.”

Crave Pie offers a variety of five and 10-inch pies made with seasonal ingredients, as well as quiche, pot pies, crusts and pie accessories. Specialty flavors include Chocolate Chess, Maple Pecan and Dutch Apple, along with a rotating selection of fruit pies, creams and custards.   

“I cherish being part of a community where people feel like they can make our pies a part of their traditions,” Carson said in a press release. “I want to create an intimate environment similar to what we have in Duluth and use it to nurture relationships with people who visit us at Alpharetta City Center. “

In addition to its daily offerings, Crave Pie plans to host pie baking classes at its shop in Alpharetta City Center. Carson will also debut the studio’s “Happie Camper” food truck and mobile catering shop in the North Fulton area.

Also set to open early this year is the Southern-inspired, Las Vegas-based Carson Kitchen

Both will join more than 15 other food and beverage concepts at Alpharetta City Center, including Jinya Ramen, Botiwalla, Chiringa, Jekyll Brewing, Holmes and Shade Street Food. 

360 Commerce St., Alpharetta.


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