Just Pies is a specialized bakery focusing on the production of—you guessed it—PIES!
Just Pies is a family-owned and operated bakeshop. With its storefront in Westerville, Just Pies continues to cultivate a strong following of loyal customers throughout Columbus.
Owner and head-baker, Peter Sterk, found a love for baking at the tender age of 19. This love stems from an entirely different type of pie: pizza pies! In 1978, Peter began working at his mother’s pizza shop; Papa Jo's Pizza in Vermillion, Ohio, and decided to take on the endeavor of creating pies for Mom.
Making the full transition from pizza pies to desert pies in 1978, the first Just Pies storefront opened its doors in Worthington/Clintonville. The pie menu stems from family recipes, as well as Peter’s own creations. Made truly from scratch, the pies were able to speak from themselves, and business began to boom. In 1994, the Worthington/Clintonville location moved across the street and Peter moved production to a bigger facility in Westerville. In 2018, all operations were moved to the Westerville location.
With a bigger production facility, Peter was able to create more for the masses, so the momentum did not stop there. In 2011, Just Pies opened its third location in Gahanna. Although Peter makes over 40 varieties of pie, he continues to experiment and create new concoctions.