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Canberra’s Best Meat Pie?

By Kramer 6 September 2007 83

Pies. It’s a subject that can potentially divide the nation. Soft pastry or crispy? Chunky meat or smooth consistency? Plain beef or tandoori eggplant? So where’s Canberra’s best pie?

Although I haven’t been out there in a while, I think the pies from Charnwood Bakery would definitely be amongst the best. They have a great crispy lid, tasty beef filling with just enough gravy, and a firm but not too solid base.

Send in your recommendations, and I’ll organise a team of pie tasters (maybe once Mat Dunning is back in the country) to rate them and award Canberra’s best pie.


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screaming banshee 4:54 pm 31 Dec 12

Beau Locks said :

What about Croissant D’Or in the interchange? Fantastic. Knead at the Belco Markets (which along with the organic butcher comprise the only redeeming features of the joint) makes some seriously good kit. And in winter there’s Silo, of course.

I think you’re looking for the worst pie thread, those three along with Elaine’s are a solid top 4 of overpriced underwhelmingness.

Beau Locks 12:51 pm 31 Dec 12

What about Croissant D’Or in the interchange? Fantastic. Knead at the Belco Markets (which along with the organic butcher comprise the only redeeming features of the joint) makes some seriously good kit. And in winter there’s Silo, of course.

KarlV 11:58 am 31 Dec 12

I think the pies from Crust Bakery at Fyshwick Markets are quite good too. I’ve found the ones from Elaine’s at Fyshwick to be hit and miss. More miss than hit.

gentoopenguin 11:24 am 31 Dec 12

The pies at the EPIC Farmers Market are pretty hard to beat (the stall in the far back corner). You can buy them on the spot to eat or frozen for later enjoyment.

Masquara 11:22 am 31 Dec 12

Elaine’s is also I think in Fyshwick. They do a fantastic vegetarian (but not vegan) mashed-potato-topped pie, usually on offer in Fyshwick but rarely in Dicko.

mostly 10:53 am 31 Dec 12

c_c™ said :

mostly said :

McDonald’s new chicken and pork pies are delicious

Where, it’s not on their menu?

McDonald’s Gungahlin has it on their menu

Spykler 10:48 pm 30 Dec 12

poetix said :

Spykler said :

Weaselburger said :

elain’s in Dickson or the butcher at Griffith, I could live off them and practically do at times

+1
Two steak and kidney pies , one of their delicious sausage rolls and a large chocolate Oak milk make up my smoko most mornings.

You sound like a person (I am tempted to write man, but let’s not be sexist) who regards tomato sauce as a vegetable.

About once very two months I allow myself a quiche from the bakery in Braidwood. The non-bacon type, of course. If I looked at your smoko I’d put on about five kilos. Smelling it would weigh in at about ten.

Do you work outdoors though? If so, you probably burn it up. (She said, politely.)

Spykler is a male and does love to slather loads of the red tangy stuff on his pies..I do get outdoors sometimes , generally the commute from my car to the front door of my workplace..I would be lying if I said that doesn’t leave me a little puffed. I try to avoid stairs.

poetix 10:26 pm 30 Dec 12

Spykler said :

Weaselburger said :

elain’s in Dickson or the butcher at Griffith, I could live off them and practically do at times

+1
Two steak and kidney pies , one of their delicious sausage rolls and a large chocolate Oak milk make up my smoko most mornings.

You sound like a person (I am tempted to write man, but let’s not be sexist) who regards tomato sauce as a vegetable.

About once very two months I allow myself a quiche from the bakery in Braidwood. The non-bacon type, of course. If I looked at your smoko I’d put on about five kilos. Smelling it would weigh in at about ten.

Do you work outdoors though? If so, you probably burn it up. (She said, politely.)

Spykler 10:19 pm 30 Dec 12

Antagonist said :

Spykler said :

Weaselburger said :

elain’s in Dickson or the butcher at Griffith, I could live off them and practically do at times

+1
Two steak and kidney pies , one of their delicious sausage rolls and a large chocolate Oak milk make up my smoko most mornings.

You sound like you are in the same kind of physical shape as me. Round.

A little on the soft side yes- thanks to Elaine’s pies, Regal Charcoal Chicken at Charnhood, King Fooks chinese at Florey, and the Lachlan court takeaway for great chips and lambs fry, bacon and onion rolls..

Antagonist 10:05 pm 30 Dec 12

Spykler said :

Weaselburger said :

elain’s in Dickson or the butcher at Griffith, I could live off them and practically do at times

+1
Two steak and kidney pies , one of their delicious sausage rolls and a large chocolate Oak milk make up my smoko most mornings.

You sound like you are in the same kind of physical shape as me. Round.

Madam Cholet 9:10 pm 30 Dec 12

Weaselburger said :

elain’s in Dickson or the butcher at Griffith, I could live off them and practically do at times

Does the butcher in Griffith still do pies etc? We used to get all of our meat there some time ago, however the ambience of the place seemed to change and we ditched it for the organic place at Fyshwick as it was more convenient anyway as we also get veggies and fish there. Got the impression that Griffith was running down the bakery side, unless that was just Saturdays?

I had a few pies from there and honestly thought they tasted a bit odd. Great butchery though.

Spykler 6:08 pm 30 Dec 12

Weaselburger said :

elain’s in Dickson or the butcher at Griffith, I could live off them and practically do at times

+1
Two steak and kidney pies , one of their delicious sausage rolls and a large chocolate Oak milk make up my smoko most mornings.

c_c™ 5:57 pm 30 Dec 12

mostly said :

McDonald’s new chicken and pork pies are delicious

Where, it’s not on their menu?

Best pie… anywhere with Villis.

Deref 4:53 pm 30 Dec 12

mostly said :

McDonald’s new chicken and pork pies are delicious

0_0 Something Mcdonald’s sells is delicious????

There’s a first time for everything.

Roundhead89 4:49 pm 30 Dec 12

mostly said :

McDonald’s new chicken and pork pies are delicious

McDonald’s and delicious is an oxymoron.

mostly 2:39 pm 30 Dec 12

McDonald’s new chicken and pork pies are delicious

Weaselburger 8:10 am 30 Dec 12

elain’s in Dickson or the butcher at Griffith, I could live off them and practically do at times

G-Fresh 3:43 pm 02 Nov 11

You Fat Barstard!

toughmeat 1:24 pm 02 Nov 11

all the pies from the outback bakery cootamundra.dont eat the sausage rolls ,all breadcrumb

Woody Mann-Caruso 3:50 pm 29 May 08

(The wine is better at the National Library, though, and the sandwiches are pretty good too – if only they did hot chips…)

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