Founder Eileen Walkem-Hall used to bake pies for $4 an hour at a Bowen Island restaurant while living in a shanty cabin heated only by a wood stove. A student of Jungian psychology, her process of individuation and quest for integration of the Self led to the discovery of her inner entrepreneur. It culminated in the opening of this fabulous, sun-dappled Ambleside pie shop in 1989.
There are few pleasures as divine as devouring a slice of Savary Island’s ice-cream–topped raspberry-blueberry pie with a cup of java while perched by the window. If you want to take inspiration to a new level, try doing this while reading Jung’s Memories, Dreams, Reflections or Victor Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning.