The Pie Store Joins the Worcester Public Market Food Scene

WORCESTER, MASS., (February 20, 2024) – Table Talk celebrates the grand opening of The Pie Store at the Worcester Public Market on Green Street in the canal district. The store features Table Talk’s perfectly imperfect dessert- and snack-sized pies as well as popular Table Talk merchandise. Additionally, for the first time in the company’s 100-year history, the store will offer crumb cakes in varieties including blueberry, cinnamon, and New York style. The store will be open Tuesday – Friday 9 am to 5 pm, Saturday & Sunday 11 am – 7pm.  Tuesday’s will be Senior Day.

The Pie Store closed its location at 153 Green Street in October 2022 and temporarily relocated to 65 Green Street. This permanent move to Worcester Public Market is a sort of homecoming to the store’s original location near legendary Kelley Square.

“As one of Worcester’s beloved food institutions, it only felt right to move the Table Talk Pie Store to the city’s newest and best food scene,” said Isaac Long, president of Table Talk. “Our home in the Public Market is the perfect place to celebrate our upcoming 100-year anniversary, and to serve new and long-time customers in such a vibrant and happening location.”

The Worcester Public Market is a European-styled food-oriented marketplace featuring foods and merchandise from around the world. It also is home to the popular Wachusett Brew Yard, and is adjacent to the restaurants, bars, and retail shops that make up the historic canal district neighborhood.

Since 1924, Table Talk Pies, Inc. ( has operated as a family-owned business that specializes in fresh baked pies that are sold in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Canada and beyond.  Table Talk’s team of more than 300 full-time employees operates from three automated bakeries all located in Worcester, MA.

5 Things you Need to Know Today in Worcester

by Patrick Sargent | February 10, 2021

In today’s daily 5 Things You Need to Know feature, explores five important items and stories that Worcester and Central Massachusetts residents should keep a close eye on.

These five things can cover a whole range of subjects and issues that we feel are pertinent to understanding what’s going on in the city and the cities and towns surrounding Worcester.

In today’s edition – February 10, 2021 – the FBI warns of online romance scammers, the Worcester Fire Department receives a state grant for student fire safety education, get a chocolate-covered strawberry pie for Valentine’s Day at Table Talk Pies, Worcester Art Museum exhibit goes virtual this year, and gas prices are up five cents this week in Massachusetts.

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A chocolate eclair Milkshake? Here’s your definitive ranking of the top Table Talk Pie milkshakes made at company’s Worcester shop (Mass Live)

Whether you’re trying to beef up for the football team, recover from a tonsillectomy, or find maximum indulgence in a cup, there’s a milkshake waiting for you at the Table Talk Pie Store in Worcester.

Manager Caitlin Enck finds herself fielding the same question over and over again: “Does the Table Talk Pie Store sell anything besides — pie?”

The answer is: not really.

It’s a better business model than you think. American psychologist Barry Schwartz built his entire career on the finding that offering consumers fewer choices makes them happier. The Table Talk Pie Store is an excellent example of this.

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Take a Bite out of Iconic Worcester Food (Pulse)

by Maria Connors

It’s no secret that Worcester is a burgeoning food hub, with an endless list of options for dining on every scale. Included in this myriad are a variety of successful businesses native to the city, all of which have seen their products thrive both locally and outside of their hometown. This month we’ve chosen to highlight four local businesses that have come to be staples in the stomachs of Worcester residents, each with a distinctly different path to success.

Table Talk Pies
If you’re on the hunt for a dessert that can serve one person or a whole table, you may want to pay a visit to Table Talk Pies. Table Talk Pies have graced people’s pantries and tabletops since 1924, when two Greek immigrants who worked in a small bakery started the company. It was the grandfather of Harry
Kokkinis, the current president of Table Talk, who worked with his business partner to bake pies during the night and deliver them during the day until their business finally took off. Table Talk Pies hit some bumps in the road along the way, when the company was sold in 1965. It was run into the ground and officially closed in the mid-1980s. Kokkinis describes how his father finally bought back the building in 1986. He purchased the name and some new equipment and slowly but steadily began to rebuild their family’s company. Kokkinis himself took over the business in 2003, and credits new technology in food science with helping the company continue to succeed. By freezing their pies, Table Talk can ship their product all over the country. Most recently,
Kokkinis discloses excitedly, he found out their pies were sold at a 7/11 in Hawaii. Despite the far distances Table Talk Pies travel,
Kokkinis credits the city of Worcester as a pillar of the company’s success. He claims the city is a “great place to do business”, and that the two things that make their company great are a commitment to quality and “great employees that help achieve that quality.” In 2018, alone the company sold over 200 million 4-inch pies, their best-selling product being their apple pie closely followed by blueberry.
Kokkinis’ favorite? Of the smaller pies, he recommends their lemon pie, but if you’re looking for a pie to share with the table, pumpkin is the way to go.

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Table Talk Pies just invented a milkshake made out of pies

By Alban Murtishi,

A long, long time ago, you could walk to the Table Talk Pie cafe in downtown Worcester, grab a stool, and enjoy a warm, 4-inch apple pie, slathered with a healthy scoop of vanilla ice-cream.

That was the old way of doing things.

Now, close to century later, the folks at Table Talk Pies will macerate any two 4-inch pies and mix it ice-cream, milk and splashes of gooey syrups to create an entirely new way to enjoy pie.

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WNT Table Talk Pies Retail Store

Roslyn Flaherty reports- Worcester based Table Talk pies bring a bit of nostalgia back by reopening a retail store for people to buy and enjoy their pies.
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Table Talk Pies opens retail store in Canal District

By Cyrus Moulton
Telegram & Gazette Staff

WORCESTER – Offering lemon, pecan, blueberry and other assorted pies along with a slice of nostalgia, Table Talk Pies opened a retail store Tuesday in the Canal District.

A steady stream of pie fans welcomed the new business.

“Table Talk is sort of a local landmark in many ways,” said customer Kevin Chosta, picking up an 8-inch blueberry pie. “It’s sad to see local businesses that over time have fallen by the wayside, but that doesn’t seem to be the case for Table Talk.”

Table Talk Pies was established in 1924 by Greek immigrants Theodore Tonna and Angelo Cotsidas. The company was sold in 1965 to Beechnut, and then changed hands several times before closing down in 1984.

In 1986, Mr. Tonna’s son-in-law, Christo Cocaine (whose name had changed from the original Kokkinis) reopened Table Talk, focusing on selling snack pies to grocers and convenience stores.

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Table Talk Pies opens first retail store in 20 years today

By Alban Murtishi,
on January 24, 2017

It’s been more than 20 years since someone could walk into a cafe, order a Table Talk 8-inch pie with a side of vanilla ice-cream and sip on coffee while watching cars pass through the Canal District in Worcester, Mass.

Pie-lovers, rejoice: Table Talk Pies is opening a retail store on 153 Green St. Tuesday at 9 a.m. The first 10 customers get a free coffee or tea with their purchase of a pie.

The retail opening follows an expansive period for the once-dormant pie company.

Table Talk Pies was almost sunk by its corporate owners in the 1980s. However, when the Kokkinis family took the company back in the 2000s and shifted its focus back to their addicting 4-inch pies, their fortunes began to turn.

Harry Kokkinis, the third-generation of the Table Talk Pies family, is expanding the brand by re-opening the Table Talk retail store, and building a new production plant in the South Worcester Industrial Park. The city of Worcester is in the midst of a renaissance of development, dining and culture that has taken off in the past few years.

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