Sister Pie bakery preps for the busy Thanksgiving Season

Lisa Ludwinski

On a rainy, early morning, the warm lights of Sister Pie bakery illuminate the corner of Kercheval and Parker Street, in Detroit. Inside, owner Lisa Ludwinski preps for the morning, directing her team of assistants with a surgeon’s precision. Over the last three years, she’s gotten this down to a science.

Ludwinski founded Sister Pie during Thanksgiving 2012, baking out of her parent’s kitchen in Mildford. After winning the $50,000 grand prize in the Hatch Detroit contest in 2014, she was able to open her brick-and-mortar location in West Village, Detroit. Sister Pie uses locally sourced, all-natural ingredients to make unique, often seasonal pies and other baked goods such as scones, muffins and galettes. Staples like Salted Maple, and buckwheat chocolate chip cookies continually please customers, turning Sister Pie into a Detroit original overnight. A week and a half before Thanksgiving this year, she’s busier than ever, but you could never tell by her attitude.

Ludwinski unloads a try of blueberry jam muffins after they’ve cooled.

Find out more at

8066 Kercheval Ave, Detroit, MI 48214

(313) 447-5550


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