Spring is here and it’s dreamy. It’s also the perfect time to tuck into comfort eats like nourishing ramen bowls, excellent high teas, tasty mooncakes and of course, meaty pies. Hearty, wholesome and nourishing, the humble pie has an indelible place in Australian culture. Here in Sydney, we’re spoilt for choice with heaps of flaky, buttery crusts filled with rich, meaty goodness to pick from. Lamb, veggies, chicken, whatever it is you’re craving, you’ll get it here in abundance. If you’re sick of those 7-Eleven runs, check out these outstanding pie shops in Sydney that’ll only leave you wanting for more.
1. Glenorie Bakery
When it comes to pies, Glenorie Bakery is where you need to start. The Sydney staple has been doing it’s thing since 1992 and has since mastered the art of making heavenly beef pies. Made with 100% NSW beef they’re especially well known for their signature gravy mix. Menu offerings include mushroom, pork and beef pies, traditional flakey croissants and danish pastries.
2. Flour and Stone
Flour and Stone needs no introduction. The one-stop shop slings everything from tarts and scones to sandwiches, whole cakes, croissants and more. What they also do very well are pies and sausage rolls. There’s chicken, leek and tarragon pie and lamb, potato and rosemary pie to choose from and you can’t go wrong with either.
3. Infinity Bakery
The pies at Infinity Bakery pack quite a punch. With lamb, mushroom, beef, vegetarian and chicken on the menu, there’s something for everyone. Inspired by classic Parisian bakeries, Infinity brings an old school charm to the table with delicious food and coffee to boot.
4. Black Star Pastry
Black Star Pastry needs no introduction. Although home to the most Instagrammed cake in the world, it’s not just cakes and pastries they excel at. Rosemary, lamb and red wine or beef are the options available and they’re all absolutely packed with flavour. They also do limited edition pies every now and then so keep your eyes peeled on their Instagram page.
5. The Pie Tin
This homely pie shop in Newtown is all about pies both sweet and savoury. Handmade with fresh and seasonal ingredients, dig into their delicious artisanal pies on a chilly day and you won’t be disappointed. Their menu is perhaps the most extensive on this list. We’re talking everything from the classics to the more inventive variety like butter chicken pies, cheeseburger pie, beef stroganoff, beef vindaloo, chicken satay and heaps more. The list in endless and you’re guaranteed to find yourself coming back for more. Check out everything on the menu here.
6. A.P Bakery
A.P Bakery has earned a lot of love amongst Sydneysiders very quickly. And for good reason, the bakery is currently dishing out some of the best baked goods in town. We’re talking pastrami pies, cheese toasties, great coffee and hearty aleppo and chickpea soup. Their lush pastrami pies are a must try.
7. Upper Crust
You’ll find Upper Crust in Collaroy in the Northern Beaches. As the name suggests, they make some damn good crusty pies. And given that they’ve been around since 1948, they know a thing or two about good pies. Smokey bbq pork pie, traditional lamb and rosemary pie and chunky beef pies are just some of the many excellent offerings on the menu. It also helps that they’re close to the beach so you’re surrounded by excellent views as you dine.
Saga only brings out it’s delicious pies on weekends but since it’s Andy Bowdy at the helm, you already know it’s worth the wait. Grab their steak and mushroom pie or dig into the flavourful butter chicken pie, you likely won’t stop at just one.
9. Lode Pies and Pastries
This pretty pink spot is a beloved shop located in a sunny Surry Hills corner. If their pleasing pink exterior wasn’t inviting enough, the aroma of their many pastry and pie options should do the trick. Available in both sweet and savoury flavours you can get your hands on wagyu pies, ham and cheese, pork pies and more. Just take a look at that filling.
10. Threefold Pastry
Threefold Pastry in the heart of Parramatta, makes some exceptionally good pies and pastries. Their chicken pie stuffed with chicken, peperonata, roasted tomatoes, marjoram is a knockout along with their hearty beef pie. They also have heaps of sweet options for those with a bit of a sweet tooth.
Baksia Bakehouse is a force. Known for their OTT pies and desserts, if you’re a pie seeker, this is where you’ll want to go. Find delectable beef brisket pie, nacho chicken pie, mushroom stroganoff pie and more at this CBD spot.
12. Bourke Street Bakery
Easily one of the best bakeries in Sydney, Bourke Street Bakery does pies especially well. Their chicken, sweet potato and lemon pickle pies are a delight alongside their beef pie and vegan vege curry pie which are also brilliant. For just $3.50 per pie, both taste and quality are guaranteed at this bakery. P.S. try them with their homemade tomato sauce for extra flavour and punch.
13. Tuga Pastries
Although Tuga is best known for it’s excellent Portuguese tarts, their homemade pies more than deserve a mention. Their chunky pies are both delicious and filling. While there, don’t forget to try their cruffins and donuts.
14. Funky Pies
A pie shop exclusively dishing out vegan pies and pastries, you’ll find Funky Pies in a buzzing corner of Bondi. Their flaky, crusty pies are excellent and the fact that they’re entirely vegan gives them an edge. We recommend trying their pies with mash and gravy on the side for a wholesome meal. Their Tuscan mushroom pie, funky chunky pie with shitake mushroom chunks, spicy Thai pie and Moroccan bean pie are packed with flavour.
The pies at this Dulwich Hill cafe hit hard in the best way. Alveri is the place to go if you’re in the inner west with something on offer for everyone’s taste buds. Dig into moussaka pie and baklava cheesecake at this Greek bakery, it tastes exactly how you imagine it. Their beef and pasta pie are also very popular.