Where to find Vancouver's best meat pies

Nothing says Canadian comfort food like meat pie. Savoury meat and belly-warming spices wrapped in flaky pastry, this classic dish will cut the chill of a rainy Vancouver winter. Whether you fill up on meat pie in a cozy restaurant or pick up a take-away tourtière on the way home from work, here are the best spots in the city for hearty slices of meat pie. [Photo credit: iStock.com/ VankaD]

Aussie Pie Guy

1000 Pender St W, Vancouver, BC V6B 2T2

As the name suggests, you’ll find authentic Australian-style meat pies here – including pastries stuffed with kangaroo meat! Pick up personal-sized pot pies filled with organic and free-range ingredients from the downtown food truck. They also have catering services for your next event – you can’t go wrong with an array of crowd-pleasing Aussie meat pies.

Lime and Moon Pie Company

1066 Mainland St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2T4

Bowen Island’s beloved Lime & Moon Pie Company has set up shop on the mainland – on Mainland Street in fact. The Yaletown bakeshop offers an extensive menu of 100-percent organic sweet and savoury pies available whole or by the slice. And while Quebec might be a few thousand kilometers away, the French Canadian tourtière here tastes like the real deal. Featuring a flaky, tender pastry crust, this hearty dish is filled with onions, mushrooms, celery, and 100-percent all natural grain-fed beef and pork sourced from local farmers.

Jacksons Meat & Deli

2214 4th Ave W, Vancouver, BC V6K 1N8

This family-run Kitsilano butcher shop is well stocked with high quality meat and poultry products, including frozen and fresh chicken, beef and pork pies. Get a few to go and warm them up at home when you’re short on time. Your belly will thank you, and so will your kids.

Mooses Emterprises

830 Pender St W, Bsmt, Vancouver, BC V6C 1J8

The Australians have mastered the art of the meat pie, and at Moose’s they know what they’re doing with this signature dish. Tuck into some good “tucker” with a homemade meat pie – the savoury dish is loaded with ground beef and served with chips and gravy.

Union Food Market

810 Union St, Vancouver, BC V6A 2C4

You might miss this friendly neighbourhood coffee shop and market in Strathcona if you’re not watching out for it. Fresh-baked meat pies (available for takeaway) are one of the many gems at this hidden local gem. Follow up the savoury snack with a sweet dessert and you’ll almost wish winter would never end.

The Irish Heather

210 Carrall St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2J1

Hunker down in this Gastown gastropub and enjoy a steak-and-ale pie with homemade crust, accompanied by a pint of Guinness. The Irish Heather is perfect for large groups, and meat pies always taste better in fine company. Check out the beers on tap and their spectacular whisky menu as well.

Tango's Gourmet Meats

865 Denman St, Vancouver, BC V6G 2L9

If you’re looking for a quick dinner in the West End, Tango’s has the answer. Their frozen beef and chicken pies taste as though they were made fresh this afternoon, and they’re filled with free range, organic meat. You can even order online for home delivery, if you can't bring yourself to brave the cold.

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