Pies ’n Thighs opened in 2006, in the shadow of the Williamsburg Bridge. We took over a beer storage closet in the and transformed it into a tiny kitchen with six stools, serving huge donuts, two-napkin smoked pork sandwiches and salty, crispy fried chicken. The New York Times called the pies and the thighs “…a compelling combination, well executed and put forth with real heart—the sort of restaurant that’s hard to find, especially in the big city, but easy to love once found.”
Owners Sarah Sanneh and Carolyn Bane met as cooks at Diner, a nearby Brooklyn stalwart that has been the parent restaurant of many local favorites. In 2010, Sarah and Carolyn opened a larger location on a sunny corner (still by the bridge!), which has become a beloved neighborhood spot and a destination for travelers from well beyond its Brooklyn home.
Our 15th anniversary was celebrated across the country with former employees and dear colleagues who have gone on to open Konbi in Los Angeles, Tandem Bakery in Portland, ME, Han Oak in Portland, OR, Dough Mama in Columbus, OH, and as far as Mexico City at Cicatriz. We have been awarded Best Apple Pie and Best Fried Chicken in national surveys by Food & Wine and Bon Appétit, Best Donut in New York by New York Magazine, and Best Biscuits in New York by the New York Daily News.
Whether it’s an occasional fix of banana cream pie, or inhaling a chicken box once a week, we believe that comfort food speaks to everyone. After 15 years and counting, we are deeply grateful for the support of our customers and community. It is still a thrill to be part of the fabric of New York, one biscuit at a time.