San Diego's Pop Pie Co. Kicking The Tires On A Pacific Beach Location

December 15, 2019

San Diego's popular Pop Pie Co., which recently expanded to a second location in Orange County, is looking to grow its local presence. Ownership is in talks to open a new eatery within the Pacific Beach space that last housed a branch of SuperNatural Sandwiches.

Founded in San Diego's University Heights in 2016 by co-owners Steven Torres and Executive Chef Gan Suebsarakham, Pop Pie Co. quickly became a popular dining destination due to its ever-changing assortment of globally-inspired savory and sweet single-serving pies made with a signature all-butter crust. Pop Pie Co. originally signed on to take over the former Nati's Mexican space in Ocean Beach for its second location, but that deal fell through. The old Nati's Mexican space will now become La Dona restaurant from local hospitality group Social Syndicate. Earlier this year, the second Pop Pie Co. opened in Costa Mesa in Orange County, CA. Torres and Suebsarakham also own and operate Stella Jean's Ice Cream - a small-batch ice cream parlor nextdoor to their pot-pie eatery in University Heights with another branch opening next year alongside the Costa Mesa outpost.

It is no secret Pop Pie Co. has been looking for an ideal spot to open another San Diego location. The company is currently in negotiations to take over the 1,100 square-foot storefront at 4658 Mission Boulevard in Pacific Beach, previously occupied by SuperNatural Sandwiches. Although the exchange has yet to be finalized, Pop Pie Co. ownership wants to ramp up take-out and delivery in the beach areas and this unit would make for a central spot to do so. If the deal does go through, expect a scaled back version to open at some point in 2020, serving a selection of savory pies five inches in diameter and sweet pies served as hand pies, by the slice, and as full 9" pies, as well as a menu of coffee and other refreshments.

For more information about Pop Pie Co., visit and check out the sample menu below.