We’ve been quietly cheering along Mission Pie since they first opened, because it’s precisely the kind of feel-good food business we like to see popping up in our neighborhoods (rather than, say, another Subway). So we were particularly excited to note that, after many months of construction, including the beloved San Francisco seismic upgrade, Mission Pie has finally expanded. Now they have a lovely café facing Mission street, with plenty of tables so you can sit and gossip over your slice of plum-frangipane or white peach-blackberry pie.

Any way you slice it, Mission Pie's expansion is a good thing.

Come September, they’ll also finally be baking all the pies in-house (up until this point the pies were baked at Destination Baking Company in Glen Park). Since today is the day when we celebrate all good things American, and since there’s hardly a dessert more American than pie, we urge you to swing by Mission Pie, check out the newly remodeled space and pick up a pie to take to your barbecue. They’ll be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Happy Independence Day!