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When you need pie in KC | OP, The Upper Crust ... - Visit Overland Park


“Voted Best Bakery in Kansas (Based on Yelp Reviews)” Buzzfeed Article


Overland Park’s Upper Crust Pie Bakery serves sweet slices of nostalgia KC STAR 2015


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“Best Pie: The Upper Crust Pie Bakery There’s a reason we featured the Stars and Stripes pie from sisters Elaine VanBuskirk and Jan Knobel in our Fourth of July feast spread: They make the best pies in Kansas City! This quaint neighborhood bakery in downtown OP serves up nostalgia by the slice — peach, gooseberry, strawberry-rhubarb — with a glass bottle of milk or a la mode. The Upper Crust also has cookies and a savory quiche on offer.” 435 South Magazine, August, 2015


“Many of The Upper Crust’s pies are made from family recipes.” Feast Magazine Online, July 31, 2015


We realized pie was a lost art the way our mother and grandmother did it. We thought there was a real void in Kansas City for good pie, so that’s where it started,” Knobel said. News-Leader Online, July 30, 2015


Small, scratch bakery Upper Crust is fast becoming a local phenomenon known for its dedication to the craft of American pie-baking.435 South Magazine, March, 2014


“Pumpkin is VanBuskirk’s autumn best seller. “That first bite is the best of the season,” she says.” — Food and Wine, November 25, 2013


“All-American Apple Pie” featured on the cover of Tastebud magazine, July 2012

July 2012 Tastebud Cover


“Dessert First” featured a delicious Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie, Tastebud magazine, May 2009

May 2009 Tastebud Cover


“Pies baked from family recipes…even better than cake!” — Midwest Living, October 2008


“Close your eyes and imagine a nutmeg- and butter-scented aroma wafting from the kitchen. Visualize layer upon layer of succulent sliced apples between flaky, homemade crusts. Mouth watering yet?” — The Kansas City STAR, April 26, 2006