Five Places to Pick Up a Meat Pie in Sydney

Five Places to Pick Up a Meat Pie in Sydney, Flickr: angelltsangI never imagined myself traveling in certain parts of the world and saying, “Oh I could really go for a meat pie right about now.”  Nope.

As an American, my usual cravings revolve around pizza and burgers – a little slice of comfort food from back home. But now, home lays in Sydney, Australia – the land of meat pies.  At first, I was apprehensive, but now I take them in with great happiness, and... I even crave them from time to time.

Now that I'm back in Sydney, I'm excited to hit up my favorite pie places around the city. Here are some joints where a good meat pie isn't hard to find:

Harry's Cafe de Wheels:  Founded in 1938, Harry's Cafe de Wheels is an institution in Sydney. This pie place gets its name from the fact it is run out of a food truck (a stationary one), and even though the pies aren't gourmet, they are quite tasty and affordable. Choose from the likes of simple beef pies or go as far as curry. Top it off with mash potatoes, mushy peas, gravy and you have yourself a signature “Tiger” pie.


The Pie Tin:  The Pie Tin is a new joint over in Newtown and it features both savory and sweet pies. This is a big deal for the American expats in Sydney who have been having pumpkin, apple, and other fruit pie withdrawals! On the meat pie menu are classics like mince and lamb, but more interesting pies include Jamaican pork and Texas shredded beef.


Pie Face:
  Pie Face is a chain, and while the pies are mediocre, they are plentiful and easily accessed in the times when pies are needed most.  Dozens of Pie Face chains are open throughout the city, and some are open late, so a pie with mash and gravy is never hard to find. Plus, they come with cute smiling faces on each and every one.


Paris Pâtisserie Française:  Located in Bondi, this little cake shop has taken its skills to produce some fantastic, lick-your-lips meat pies. The special is the beef burgundy pie, and this is one that my boyfriend can't stop talking about. It's not as easy to get to, but for those heading on an adventure to Bondi Beach, there's no better picnic meal than the meat pie!


The Porterhouse Irish Pub: This Irish pub is home to one of the best pub meals I've ever had – the beef and Guinness pie. While the pie pub dinner could easily be a write-off, I was amazed at the size of the meal, the quantity of beef inside (almost a steak!), and the flavor. Wash it down with a true from-the-tap Guinness, and you have a winner!


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