Is there anything more Australian than a meat pie? We’re not talking Mrs Mac's (though they do hold a special place in our hearts), we’re talking flaky pastry and delicious saucy fillings made with the freshest of fresh ingredients from some of this city’s finest establishments. But you know, still topped with some good old tommie sauce of course.
Here is where to find Perth’s best pies.
Tuck Shop Cafe
It’s all in the pastry at Tuck Shop. Buttery, flaky, non fall-y apart-y pastry. These are gourmet pies and while some might argue they are on the more expensive side, we still reckon a Tuck Shop pie is worth every single penny. The beef, bacon and cheddar will blow your mind and the lamb and rosemary is what winter dreams are made of.
Mary Street Bakery
Highgate, Perth CBD, City Beach and West Leederville
Is there anything Mary Street Bakery can’t do? The answer at this stage is a resounding no because it turns out their pies are easily just as good as their doughnuts, brunches and coffee. The chicken and leek pie is nom-tastic and the sauce that comes with it is out of this world. Seriously Mary Street, we love you.
Steak and cheese, pepper steak, or maybe a little chicken number? Whatever you choose, these pies are dang tasty. While pies might not be your typical beach-bod food, nothing beats a good meat pie after a swim.
Melville and Falcon
With about four hundred million flavours you’ll be sure to find one that tickles your fancy. These guys also do a pie of the week so there’s a new flavour every week. A couple of winners include the bacon and cheese, and the lamb curry pie. With all the meat sourced locally, you can be sure this is going to be one top-notch pie.
Some of Perth’s best pies for sure. This humble little patisserie makes their pies with only the freshest of ingredients. Be sure to check out their chilli con carne pie topped with melty cheese sour cream or their vegan smashed sweet potato and rosemary pie.
Small Print doesn’t do anything by halves and their pies are no exception. The pastry is out of control delicious and the fillings are just as good. They’ve got the usual suspects like chicken and mushroom or beef, but if you’re feeling fancy you might get lucky enough to score a beef cheek or rabbit pie.
Guildford Town Bakery
The Guildford Town Bakery makes seriously delicious pies. Do yourself a favour and get one of these, stat. They also do vanilla slice which will make you cry tears of joy.
Cheap and cheerful, Golden Bakery in Osborne Park sure does deliver on the pie-front. Perfect pastry jam packed full of meat and gravy. These are true blue Aussie pies. Stay tuned for Valentine's Day when Golden Bakery whips up their incredible pie bouquets.
Working out of Deli 77, an old 1950s building, Mongrel Pies is a pie and sausage roll heaven. Some of their famous eats are the pork pies topped with crackling, classic beef and Guinness or the smoky BBQ pies.
Pinjarra Bakery listened to the people of Perth and gave us a location far closer to the city which lets you have a country pie in the ‘burbs. There are too many winners to mention but we recommend their red wine and garlic beef pie, or their gourmet honey chilli chicken pie.
Oven Crisp Bakery
You know the pie is good when it won the official Aussie Meat Pie Competition. Oven Crisp Bakery in Riverton emerged as the best meat pie around town, and this is probably due to their passion for smooth, oozing, peppery gravy. Is your mouth watering yet?
La Vida Vegan
Vegans don't have to miss out on pie heaven, thanks to La Vida Vegan who stocks a range of meat-free pies that wow. Get in quick though, these babies have usually all run out the door by lunchtime.
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