The Hippie Pie proves that peace signs and pizza lines perfectly pair like Sonny and Cher (pre-1975 and the If I Could Turn Back Time music video). So turn on your lava lamps, kick back in your beanbag chairs and hear us out.
Like hippies, we here at Your Pie also enjoy getting baked… in brick ovens, that is. Each bite of the new Hippie Pie will transport you deeper and deeper into the roaring crowds of Woodstock (a much cleaner, more family-friendly Woodstock) and, like those crowd surfers of 1969, will help you experience pizza in an entirely new way than ever before.
As colorful and crusty as most folks of that era, the Hippie Pie is swirling with sundried tomato basil sauce and topped with a piechedelic mixture of mozzarella, spinach, tofu, artichokes, banana peppers, roasted garlic and baby bellas (which are just as mind-altering as those other kind of ‘shrooms) – a far out creation that’s not far out of your healthy diet. Of course it wouldn’t be a true Hippie Pie if it didn’t promote the flower child focus on wellbeing, health and harmony. A product of soybeans, tofu is tofull of antioxidants that help to reduce bone loss and – in the words of Bob Dylan (and decades of bad sequin-blazered high school reunion cover bands… and Rod Stewart*) – to keep you “forever young.”
The Hippie youth movement successfully altered the face of the music, culture and politics of 1960s America. While we may have limited say in the policies that pass through Congress (we’ve been pushing pizza as the National Food for years… darn turkey), we can make a difference in the way that people look at food. Think of us as the hippies of the pizza world. Hippies sought to free themselves from convention and to shift the status quo. At Your Pie, we seek to free ourselves, and our customers, from the box (literally) of pre-made, conveyor-belt pizza and take people back to a time when creativity and individuality were making, breaking and baking the rules. Furthermore, just as the hippie movement epitomized an independent American counterculture, we too are committed to creating an American counterculture of sorts – “counterculture” meaning the culture of order-at-the-counter eating, where freedom to express yourself (and your inner pizza) should be encouraged and enjoyed.
It’s time to trade in your bell-bottoms for bell peppers and tie-dye for pie-dye. Carry on the legacy of the bohemians and beatniks (though preferably not their afros and excessive facial hair) and dare to be different by trying (to try is to love, and all you need is love) the Healthy Collection Hippie Pie. You can’t spell hippie without pie, and you can’t spell pie without thinking Your Pie.
*Rod Stewart also wears sequin-blazers and may now possibly be in a high school reunion cover band.