Louisianans Want To Bring Back Hubig's Fried Pies After 2012 Fire

Bring on the pies!

Hubig’s famous fruit pies were a staple in Louisiana lunchboxes for decades. The company’s factory in the Faubourg Marigny district of New Orleans churned out perfect little handpies in flavors like apple, lemon, peach, pineapple, and the best, cherry. The Hubig’s Pies factory managed to survive the devastation of Hurricane Katrina and still distributed its fried pies to happy hands and mouths. But in 2012 a fire ripped through the factory and put Hubig’s Pies out of business. Now, they are finally poised for a comeback.

Hubig's Pies in Packaging
Meg McKinney

Hubig's Pies owner Andrew Ramsey and Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards announced that the company is bringing its famous fruit pies back thanks in part to a $1.37 million investment and a whole lot of fans who are hankering for a hand pie.

Hubig's Pies from New Orleans
Art Meripol

“No one embraces traditions and good food like the people of Louisiana,” Gov. Edwards said while announcing the return of the pie company, according to local news outlet, WAFB in Baton Rouge. “Hubig’s Pies are as unique to Louisiana as Mardi Gras, and we welcome the return of this iconic local brand with open arms and empty stomachs. We’re happy to help support Hubig’s Pies as it revives a great culinary tradition and creates new career opportunities in Louisiana’s rich culinary heritage.”

Hubig's owner Andrew Ramsey told the New Orleans Times Picayune when the new Hubig's Pies finally start rolling out, hopefully some time in 2020, they are doing everything they can to make sure the hand pies are the way people remember them. That means the same crispy crust, tart fillings, and even the wax paper bags stamped with Hubig's familiar logo.

Once the company is up and running, Hubig's delectable cherry (and lemon, coconut, chocolate, etc.) pies will be back on store shelves, making for some very happy customers in Louisiana and beyond.

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