March 14 is National Pi Day, which is a celebration of the mathematical constant π. According to Wikipedia, it is 'observed on March 14 since 3, 1, and 4 are the first three significant digits of π'. OK. But since we're in Louisiana, and we like to eat, I found some awesome places to celebrate national Pi Day with some good ole Louisiana sweet treats. We love our pie, and thanks to Louisiana Travel for the suggestions on where to get exceptional pie across the state!


  • Lasyone's Meat Pie Restaurant, Natchitoches - meat pies put the oldest city in the state on the map, for sure. These cajun and creole delicacies can't be beat!
  • Not Just Pie, Monroe - their Banana Caramel Pie was named one of the best in the south by Southern Living Magazine. They also serve a crazy delicious chicken pot pie!
  • Tony's Seafood, Baton Rouge - literally the best crawfish pie I have ever had. Really flaky crust, and filled with delectable mudbugs in a rich filling
  • Keller's Bakery, Lafayette - they have two locations, but I like the downtown one. My family would not dream of celebrating Thanksgiving or Christmas without one of Keller's Coconut Cream Pies. They are creamy and rich, and everything decadent in one slice.
  • Lea's Lunchroom, Lecompte - this might be my favorite. They've been open since 1928, and serve over 65,000 pies a year
  • Strawns Eat Shop, Shreveport - famous for their strawberry icebox pie, and a beloved local tradition since 1944
  • Slayden's BBQ, Bastrop - because, what better way to end up your tasty barbecue dinner, than with a slice of homemade Louisiana pecan pie? They've been serving up slices since 1962