Food & Drink

15 Of The Best Pies In Sydney Right Now

By Jessica Best
3rd Apr 2023

hand holding half-cut meat pie

Biting into flaky, buttery crust and getting a mouthful of juicy, piping hot goodness is nothing short of heaven—especially when you do that thing where you try to keep your mouth from burning and end up just breathing out rapidly, but also nodding because it’s so bloody good.

Here, we’ve scoured high and low to bring you the meaty, the vegan, the gluten-free and the novelty pies that are worth the trip. These are the best pies in Sydney.

Glenorie Bakery


The team at Glenorie Bakery have been baking fresh and tasty pies since 1994. Naturally, the award-winning classic beef pie is second to none, but you can feel free to branch out and give the beef, cheese and bacon a go because hot dang it’s delish. And since you're here—as if you wouldn’t also walk away with Glenorie’s enormously famous apple turnover stuffed with diced apple, cinnamon and all the fresh cream. Dinner and dessert?

Bourke Street Bakery

Various Locations

A million times yes to this Sydney institution and its wonderful pies (in fact, all of its wonderful baked goods). The classic beef from Bourke Street Bakery will always be there for you in the tough times, packed with Wagyu beef shin and pastry made with Pepe Saya butter. You can also branch out on a beef brisket, red wine and mushroom morsel for the ultimate winter warmer.

The Pie Tin


hand holding delicious looking meat pie, cut in half so the fillings can be seenThe Pie Tin does our favourite baked treats justice. All tasty morsels are hand-made at the Newtown location and kept fresh in an oven waiting to be devoured. Go for the Sunday roast lamb pie, which is best described with a raised hands emoji, and don't forget to add mash, mushy peas (the real deal) and gravy. Need more convincing? There’s an actual pie loaded with bolognese. 

The Upper Crust


Any Northern Beaches local or general Sydney pie enthusiast knows Upper Crust Pies’ big, green and yellow sign that lets you know you're moments away from one of Sydney's best pies. Serving hot, delicious pies to lovers of all things ‘Strayan since 1948, The Upper Crust is a fast favourite among all that get involved. Hit the Mexican beef or the veggie pumpkin and never look back.

Lode Pies & Pastries

Surry Hills

Offering up all things sweet and savoury, as mastered by LuMi chef Frederico Zanellato and chef Lorenzo Librino, everything at Lode Pies is inspired by the aesthetic of viennoiserie. With that, the art of the 'lamination' process reigns supreme, so you can expect lots of layers. On the pie front, there's a rich spiced Wagyu and mushroom pie that's seriously packed with the good stuff, a tasty spinach pie with corn and gruyere, and the incredibly ornate pithivier: a delicate delight filled with pork and shiitake mushroom, served with chicken and cream gravy to pour in the chimney on top.

Groundbake Bakery


two crispy pies in a paper takeaway box in the sunWe pity the foodie fool who hasn't made their way into Cronulla's artisan sourdough bakery known as Groundbake. Here, they make all the pies from scratch with meat sourced from a local butcher. The goods here look like a crisp chicken and mushroom morsel, a slow-cooked chunky beef and veggie creation and, the real MVP, a chunky beef and curry pie.

Wholegreen Bakery

Waverley And CBD

Whether you’re coeliac or just prefer a gluten-free diet, Wholegreen Bakery is your mecca when it comes to gluten-free pies. It would be difficult for even the most discerning wheat devotees to fault the delicious offerings at this bakery and cafe, with three pies to work your way through. There's a French vegetable and lentil pie which gets simmered in a tomato base and then piled into Wholegreen's buttery crust pastry. You'll also want to draw your attention over to the chicken, mushroom and leek pie, plus a grass-fed beef and onion pie. All pies can be ordered individually or as a 20-centimetre family pie.

Dellwood Bakery

South Granville

Dellwood Bakery is an unassuming little joint in South Granville specialising in fresh bread, doughnuts and, you guessed it, hot pies. The best part here is that you don't have to sacrifice an arm and a leg for the good stuff, it's a no-frills menu with steaming cabinets of super classic, golden pies.

Threefold Pastry


Threefold Pastry, Parramatta’s legendary bakery, offers a range of freshly baked, handcrafted pastries and super chunky meat pies. If you’re all about finding a meat pie with a strong juice game, this dripping creation is the morsel for you.

The Grumpy Baker

Various Locations

It’s been almost two decades since The Grumpy Baker first opened its doors as a single cafe on Sydney’s Oxford Street. Fast forward to now, and you’ll find The Grumpy Baker slinging its famous old-fashioned artisan sourdough from a number of bakeries across our glorious city, various markets, and in the Blue Mountains too. When you’re ready to tuck into a meaty morsel, the pie and sausage roll game here deserves a standing ovation. The Grumpy Baker makes a chicken and harissa or Moroccan lamb pie, and we suggest getting in early if you plan on getting your hands on one.

Funky Pies


The pies from Funky Pies are 100 per cent vegan and will send your taste buds straight into a frenzy. Your main go-tos here are the Tuscan mushroom pie in a creamy balsamic sauce, and the ever-iconic gluten-free Moroccan bean tagine pie loaded with chickpeas, lima and kidney beans slathered in Moroccan spices. They also give away leftover pies at the end of each day, so you can feel the good karma while eating your scrumptious pie.

Harry’s Cafe De Wheels

Multiple Locations

Do you know how long is a long time to be a purveyor of seriously delicious pies? Seventy years, and counting, which is just about how long Harry’s Cafe de Wheels has been filling the stomachs of hungry pie enthusiasts. The must-have classic tiger pie, with your choice of pie (favourite options include beef in pepper gravy, curry chicken, and steak and mushroom) topped with mushy peas, mash, and gravy is a testament to the hard work and dedication to pies that came from humble beginnings as a pie cart, and ended up a must-visit spot for locals and tourists alike.

Infinity Bakery

Darlinghurst, Manly and Homebush

Handmade on-site? Check. Packed full of chunky, meaty goodness? Check. Flaky mess all over your top all day? Checkity check. It’s all happening at Infinity Bakery, which you’ll no doubt be able to tell the moment you catch a whiff of heavenly bready goodness whenever you’re near. Ditch your significant other because the real love of your life looks like the beef and Guinness pie with a golden ratio of crispy pastry to filling. 

Flour And Stone


freshly cooked pies on baking try from flour and stoneCome for the jam doughnuts, croissants and date scones, stay for the chicken, leek and tarragon pie. This guy is packed with flavour and the right amount of indulgence. We also need to give an honourable mention to Flour and Stone's beef rendang pie, and a sneaky shout-out to the pork and caraway sausage roll. Do yourself a favour and get them all.

Anything But Humble Bakery

Surry Hills

Keeping things simple but delicious, Anything But Humble Bakery offers a handful of pies (and sausage rolls)—and that's it. Filling combinations include a classic beef pie, an epic Mexican birria beef pie, and a Lankan chicken pie which pairs perfectly with the house green chilli relish.

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Image credit: The Grumpy Baker, Glenorie Bakery, Bourke Street Bakery, The Pie Tin, Urban List, Groundbake Bakery, Threefold Bakery, The Grumpy Baker, Alan Henson

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