The food find of the trip? We came across Mom’s Apple Pie Bakery about two blocks off the route in Occoquan, Virginia. It made a list of the South’s best pies a few years back, and can claim a visit by Michelle Obama.
In another article hanging on the wall, “Mom” says her secret is to use less sugar than the recipe calls for so the fruit flavor can shine through. One of her employees says she grows most of the ingredients for her fillings. They bake about 100 pies per day on a weekend.
Buy a whole pie, or by the slice. I went for an almond amaretto chess pie. Delicious!
Lots of choices, and benches outside to sit on.
This town is a great stop for cyclists, whether on the East Coast Greenway or Adventure Cycling’s U.S. Bicycle Route 1, part of a developing network of urban, suburban and rural routes. Saw some signs (and a long-distance cyclist loaded with panniers heading up a hill just before Occoquan).