Renowned for its delicate crusts and an extensive list of specialty fillings, Veyo Pies has gained widespread acclaim over the years. The iconic pie shop is the undeniable main attraction in Vego, UT, drawing in large crowds o every time I have been there. From the tangy-sweetness of their sour cream lemon pie to the indulgent layers of the “Veyo Volcano,” and the fun fruit combinations like blueberry-peach and the irresistible “Mountain Berry” with blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries, their pies are a culinary delight that has captured the attention of pie enthusiasts far and wide.
Veyo Pies has become a must-visit destination for us whenever we venture out to explore nearby attractions. Whether we’re hiking through the stunning red rock formations of Snow Canyon State Park or catching a Broadway quality show at the Tuacahn Center for the Arts, a stop at Veyo Pies is always on our itinerary. Their delectable pies make for the perfect treat after a day of outdoor adventures or cultural experiences. The combination of Veyo Pies’ delicious pies and the beautiful scenery of Southern Utah creates an unforgettable experience that we look forward to every time we visit the area. It’s a true culinary gem that adds an extra layer of enjoyment to our trips to this picturesque part of Utah.
Veyo Pies has received numerous accolades, including being crowned “Best in the State” in 2008, and earning glowing reviews from publications like The Spectrum in 2010, further solidifying its reputation as a must-visit destination for pie lovers. With its unique and delicious offerings, Veyo Pies has become a beloved establishment in the area, drawing in both locals and visitors alike to savor their award-winning pies and experience the magic of this iconic pie shop.
Veyo Pies Menu
Pies are made fresh daily, and not every pie on the menu is made every day, so those looking for something particular will want to call ahead to 574-2132.
In addition to their signature pies, Veyo Pies has also introduced hot food options to their menu. Savory delights like smoked ribs and delectable pot pies, available in beef or chicken, have been added to satisfy those craving something warm and hearty. And they now offer gluten free and sugar free options.
Sugar Free Options
Veyo’s Sugar-Free Pies are a fantastic option for those who may be watching their sugar intake but still want to enjoy a delicious treat. Made with Xylitol, a natural sugar substitute, these pies are a healthier alternative without compromising on taste. It’s great to know that all of their fruit pies, except for Cherry, can be made sugar-free, providing a wide range of options for fruit lovers. Additionally, their Sugar-Free Banana and Sugar-Free Coconut pies offer even more variety for those looking to explore different flavors. Whether you’re watching your sugar intake or not, Veyo’s Sugar-Free Pies are a delicious choice worth trying.
- Veyo requires 24 hours to fulfill orders for their sugar-free oies
Gluten Free Options
As someone who generally tries to follow a gluten-free diet, I was thrilled to discover that Veyo offers Gluten-Free Pies. These pies are made with a gluten-free pie crust for the bottom and topped with a delicious gluten-free crumb topping.
- Fruit pies as the 100% gluten-free option. It’s important to note that while the pies are gluten-free, they are not dairy-free.
- The cost for a Gluten-Free Pie is $17.99,
- Veyo Pies needs at least 24 hours to fulfill gluten-free orders
History of Veyo Pies
The rich history of pies in Veyo, Utah dates back over 30 years when Evelyn Daniels owned the “Veyo Merc” alongside her husband Larry. Looking for ways to attract more customers to their store, Evelyn started making pies, and it proved to be a resounding success. However, as the demand for pies grew, she enlisted the help of Evalyn Yaw, who quickly gained a reputation as the best pie maker in the world, thanks to her own unique recipes.
When Mark and Joan Jensen took over the “Veyo Merc” in 1995, Joan, in particular, took great pride in the pie business. She trained closely with Evalyn Yaw, working hands-on in the bakery for a decade. Later, Laurel Taylor took over the management of the bakery and pie business, becoming known as the best manager the old Merc ever had, with Stephanie Beardsley as her trusted right-hand assistant.
In 2006, Devaney Lomenick, who had trained with Evalyn Yaw 14 years prior, took over the management of the bakery and continued the tradition of making exquisite pies from the heart, not just from a recipe book. In 2008, Devaney, along with her dedicated crew, Saber Cape, Jillian Bardsley, Cassie Clucas, and Rayna Lang, earned the title of “Best Pies in Utah 2008” by Salt Lake Magazine, with assistance from her sons Colton and Matt.
Sadly, the old “Veyo Merc” closed its doors in 2008 after 50 years of being a cherished part of Veyo’s history. However, Devaney Lomenick, along with her family, including Don and Curtis Lomenick and her children Colten, J.D., and Lauren, are continued the pie making tradition and starting a new business that carries on the legacy of making exceptional pies in the community
When to Visit
Plan a Stop in Veyo when you are visiting one of these attractions, which are all within an hour’s drive.
- St George, Utah – located about 20 miles southwest of Vego, St. George’s mild climate, vibrant arts scene, and friendly community make it an ideal place for a relaxing and rejuvenating getaway and as a launching spot to the sites listed below.
- Snow Canyon State Park – Located just about 10 miles southwest of Veyo, Snow Canyon State Park offers breathtaking red rock scenery, sand dunes, and unique geological formations. The park is perfect for hiking, rock climbing, and exploring the stunning desert landscape.
- Sand Hollow State Park – Located approximately 30 miles south of Veyo, Sand Hollow State Park is a popular destination for water sports enthusiasts. The park features a large reservoir with sandy beaches, perfect for swimming, boating, and fishing. There are also sand dunes for ATV riding and camping areas for overnight stays.
- Red Cliffs National Conservation Area – Located about 40 miles east of Veyo, Red Cliffs National Conservation Area offers stunning red rock cliffs, canyons, and hiking trails. It is also home to the endangered Mojave Desert tortoise and offers unique wildlife viewing opportunities.
- Zion National Park – Located about 45 miles northeast of Veyo, Zion National Park is a world-renowned national park known for its dramatic sandstone cliffs, narrow slot canyons, and picturesque hiking trails. It is a must-visit destination for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers.
- Tuacahn Center for the Arts – Located about 50 miles south of Veyo, Tuacahn Center for the Arts is a unique outdoor amphitheater nestled in the red rocks of Ivins, UT. It hosts a variety of Broadway shows, concerts, and cultural events, making it a popular destination for performing arts enthusiasts.
- Mountain Meadows Massacare Site – Located about 15 miles north of Veyo. This site is where some local militiamen, aided by American Indian allies, massacred several dozen emigrants who were traveling by wagon to California on On September 11, 1857.
These are just a few of the many tourist attractions within an hour’s drive of Veyo, UT. The area offers breathtaking natural beauty, outdoor recreational opportunities, and cultural attractions, making it a great destination for visitors to explore and enjoy.
The bakery is wheelchair accessible, but due to the establishments small size it will be difficult to navigate during busy times.