From handheld pies to enjoy on the go to full sized meals for the whole family, here are some popular places to enjoy hearty meat pies stuffed with savoury ingredients and saucy fillings.
Say g’day to this downtown pie shop selling handheld snacks from down under. The menu features a variety of individually portioned Aussie meat pies that are perfect for lunch or as a late-night snack. The minced beef and gravy is a tasty classic but don’t miss out on inventive new varieties like butter chicken, Indian chickpea masala and creamy zucchini.
This Queensway pie shop is in the business of baking “Bloody Good Pies” and we’re inclined to agree. All of the savoury snacks are made from scratch in-house using Canadian ingredients. The braised beef-rib pie is a perennial favourite thanks to its meaty filling, which includes chunks of slow-braised beef in homemade veal stock with sweet potato and mushroom. Takeaway pies are served hot in handheld sleeves. You can also pick up a box of frozen pies to bake at home.
This popular Queen West tavern turns out classic British pub fare from its notable location inside the historic Great Hall. The menu features five meat and vegetarian pies including steak and ale, steak and Stilton, and a creamy roasted cauliflower with caramelized onion and English cheddar. During the 2014 World Cup, the cheeky owners hosted a World Cup of Pies and cooked up a series of unique pie varieties made with regional flavours from around the world.
Amid the dumpling houses and noodle joints that dominate the East Chinatown strip, Andrea’s Gerrard Street Bakery surprises passersby with its classic homemade pastries and baked goods. Here you’ll find a rotating selection of meat pies stuffed with seasonally inspired ingredients. Grab a small personal pie for lunch or ask for a full-sized pie and you’ve got dinner for the whole family.
This Bloor Street bakery takes a scientific approach when it comes to pies. Sweet and savoury pie varieties are listed in a periodical table and the staff wear white lab coats in keeping with the vision. The classic Irish-inspired Guinness steak and potato pie is a fan favourite, as is the Southern pulled pork. Veggie lovers can bite into spinach and lentil or a vegetable and egg breakfast pie. Double down on the goodness and take away a sweet handheld pie for dessert.