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What is Adelaide's Best Pie?

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by Natasha Stewart (subscribe)
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Published January 17th 2012
Adelaide has a bit of a history with pies. There are the pie floaters, with their long standing South Australian history, a meat pie surrounded by a sea of mushy peas. The Adelaide pie cart that used to sit outside the casino, or local Vili's pies, a South Australian icon. We might not sit around eating pie floaters every weekend, but we do love a good pie. We want to know where Adelaide's best pies can be found.

The Port Elliot Bakery has plenty of support for being Adelaide's best bakery, and one of the reasons is because of their pies. They're baked fresh every morning, and these aren't just your regular meat pies. They have far more flavours available than your average bakery, and their own unique combinations are some of the favourites. From gourmet, to traditional, if you're after a pie you'll find a good one here.

Or, like we said before, there is Vili's. They're South Australia's most famous pies, and not only can you find them in just about every supermarket and servo, but they also have a 24 hour bakery cafe. There is also the Villi's Mega Van, turning up at events all over Adelaide with warm delicious pies. They have good pies, but the range isn't as impressive as the long list at the Port Elliot Bakery.

If you're on the other side of the fence, perhaps you barack for Balfour's Bakery. They're South Australia's other main pie suppliers, and have been supplying Adelaide with baked goods since the 1800s. They're responsible for one of South Australia's most memorable foods, the Frog Cake, but do their pies pass the test?

The Brighton Jetty Bakery is another place that has an interesting mix of pies. It seems they can take just about any meal, and make a delicious pie from it. Some of their unique range includes Yiros Pies, Thai Ginger, Lime, and Lemongrass Chicken Pies, and Hawaiian Steak Pies. The pies available change all the time, but you're sure to find something interesting if you pop in.

Perhaps the best pie you've had was a meat pie slathered in sauce, that you ate while watching a game of footy. Or maybe 3am is pie time, and you find the best options at 24 hour bakeries like the Vili's Cafe and Bakery on O'Connell. Wherever it's from, and whatever it is, we want your help to find Adelaide's best pie.
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Red Door Bakery Massaman Beef Pie or their Spinach Chicken and Mushroom Pie
by simone (score: 0|5) 2926 days ago
Pepper steak pies from Tanunda bakery are NO 1 in SA . Anything else is a waste of money.
by John7 (score: 0|3) 2217 days ago
Mclaren Vale Bakery do some pretty impressive pies and have won a number of awards. Try with a local red wine.
by david287 (score: 0|9) 2932 days ago
Balfour's traditional meat pie (the old square one)! I don't live in Australia anymore and what i would not do for one now!
by neeog (score: 0|2) 1406 days ago
Going to agree with Lyndoch - check out the beef & shiraz pie for a real treat.
by scarl (score: 0|2) 1570 days ago
Enjoy bakery Norwood, St Peters Bakery, and St George's Bakery ... all at the top of the "pie chart" !
Love the chunky steak and mushroom pies, from all three.
For a pastie ... hard to beat Orange spot, Glenelg
by petay (score: 0|2) 1701 days ago
Best pies are at the tununda bakery, steak pepper pies are the best in sa if not Australia
by Markt (score: 0|2) 2146 days ago
Sorry Natasha, the best pie's in Adelaide are baked freshly every day by Hanks Bakery O'Halloran Hill. You have to try them.


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by boybe (score: 1|16) 2281 days ago
by court (score: 0|2) 2442 days ago
I recommend the Walkley Height bakery pies....yummy slow cooked meat!
by kelli (score: 1|10) 2566 days ago
St Peters Bakery on Stephen Tce....Best pies! Queues stretch out the door during lunch times..They have a sandwich bar too so they sell rolls, breads, donuts, etc.
by kim (score: 1|44) 2824 days ago
not quite in Adelaide but close enough, the Lyndoch bakery does amazing pies
by victo88 (score: 0|2) 2888 days ago
The Village Baker . Burnside Village, Shop 3, 437 Portrush Road burnside and Shop 10/ 715 South Rd, Black Forest SA 5035
very good lamb shank pie as well as others
by james (score: 0|2) 2924 days ago
the best Bakery There is and I have tried most in SA is in a little town called Medows the bakery pic a pie. with out the any question ar there donuts so soft'
and light I have driven off and turned around and gone back to buy more.
their pie are great fantastic bottom pastery and crispytop, the filling this young fella knows how to slow cook meat,and his rost pork Pies wow, must try his hamburger pie and squid pie. my other favorite the family pie just great and at $10 for two I buy 6 at a time and talke them home and freeze them.
and the great thing about this bakery it was set up buy a young lad in his twenties
by janro (score: 0|2) 1237 days ago

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