Your endless quest for pie in Philly is pretty much constantly thwarted, either by the dearth of pie shops, or, ugh, diabetes. Helping take care of the former: Magpie Artisan Bakery, now open.
From a not-dude who comes from a long line of cake & pie makers, Magpie is an 18-seat bistro set along South Street in GHo, looking equal parts country kitchen and old cafe, with bright wallpaper & wainscot'd walls, a six-seat banquette, and a wood & stone counter ringed with draftsman stools. The opening menu's split between sweet and savory, with the former counting whipped cream- or Bassetts-accompanied slices of fruit jobs like plum-cherry-almond and orange-blossom-peach-raspberry, or thicker, custard-ier goodies like butterscotch-bourbon, lime-custard w/ basil whipped, and sour berry-thyme, or what time it was after every Lions loss from 1989-98. Not to be outdone, savories'll be served with a side of seasonal pickles, and include a thick tomato corn cheddar mix tucked in a buttery, flaky crust, chicken tarragon w/ white wine sauce, and a croque monsieur, which's either a combo of ham & gruyere or the French name for that singing cartoon frog. Definitely one of those.
Also awesome: Magpie'll be touting a massive Italian espresso machine pulling La Colombe beans and even "pie fries", which're thin strips of pie dough baked and dipped into little pots of pie filling. You'll probably have 1 or 2, regardless of what Type they are.