We all know that the vast majority of pies and sausage rolls are made using the parts of animals no human would dare to knowingly touch. Luckily in WA, we are blessed with some great independent bakeries making very tasty pies with top notch ingredients. Here is my pick for the best bakery pies going around.
Miami Bakehouse 609 Old Coast Road, Falcon (just south of Mandurah) 8/369 Canning Highway, Melville
This bakery needs no introduction. With over 400 awards Australia wide we have the honour of living near the best bakery in Australia. The fact that people would regularly travel two hours just to have a Miami pie really says a lot about the place. Thankfully they have opened up a store in Melville, pushing out the same great quality pies of the original store.
The best pie here in my mind is the Lasagne Pie - a regular
weekly special with lasagne sheets, melted cheese and beef encased in their delicious shells. Put Italy in a pie and you're bound to be onto a winner. The pies are a little pricey at $5 - $10, but considering the exceptional quality I wouldn't mind paying even more for these delights. They have a huge range, including some very interesting combinations that all somehow seem to work an absolute treat.
Lancelin Bakery 2/119 Gingin Rd, Lancelin
For anyone driving up north along Indian Ocean Drive, the Lancelin bakery just simply cannot be driven past. We've been regulars at this bakery (despite living in Perth) for five years now and the consistent taste and quality here is quite rare these days. The store has been owned by the same family for a very long time apparently, and they stay true to traditional practices - waking up at ungodly hours every morning to hand make every single product for the day.
The Chilli Pie here is by far the best I've ever had. There is so
Indian Ocean Drive - the road to Lancelins Chilli Pie
many things that can go wrong - too much/little Chilli, all concentrated at the top, clusters of chilli in the middle etc. but I have never had a less than perfect pie here - incredible considering its handmade. The pie has the perfect amount of chilli - hot without being overpowering. And the great thing is you can actually see the chillies in the pie as you bite into it.
The pies here are all between $4 - $6 and every single one on the menu is worth a try. Make sure you grab some of their hedgehog slice as well, its a perfect post-pie treat.
I first started going to this traditional French bakery in Subiaco after rowing training because they sold Nudie Juice for $2.20 when everywhere else sold it for $3 or more. We'd always get homemade pastries for breakfast which was quite a treat. You can definitely taste the difference between these choc croissants, danishes etc. over their store bought equivalents.
One day I decided to get a pie as well as the usual order, and
went for the chicken pie - taking the first bite was one of those moments of realization that you've just discovered something amazing. Most chicken pies are either very gooey or very dry; no one can seem to get it just right... except Jean Claudes. The pie is bursting at the seams with chicken and the perfect amount of stock and vegies to accompany. They are pretty reasonably priced around $3 - $5 per pie.
French Hot Bread Shop 140 Victoria Street, Bunbury
I realise this might be a little far away, being in Bunbury, but never have I found such great food and such low prices. We go down to Funbury a lot and every time the first stop is the bakery to pick up a dozen doughnuts for $2 and some hot food to go.
All shepherds pie lovers must come here, because these guys are very good at them. The peppered steak is my favourite though, again its the fact that they have managed to use the perfect amount of pepper with chunky steak pieces that you can actually see and and taste. The pastries here are also fantastic and will cost you between $1 - $3 each, whilst the pies sit between $2.50 - $4... in other words an absolute bargain!
So where is your favourite location? Or what's your favourite from the aforementioned? Let us know in the box below.
Believe it or not, I recently had one of the most delicious pies I have ever tasted on a Qantas flight from Newman to Perth in cattle class. It was a chicken variety with big chunks of meat held in a firm tasty sauce (not glutinous) which was easy to eat in the cramped surroundings. The pastry was crisp - much better than you would expect for an airline re-heated item. I got the manufacturer from the packet - Temptations Bakeries. Unfortunately they are in Victoria and only supply the Eastern States unless you order in bulk direct. However, look out for them on Qantas.
The Best pies in Australia or atleast my family favourite are over at Chefs bakery and patisserie in armadale,we drive 45min over to the shopping center once a week to have some of their delicious pastries and each time i have one of these pies or delicious homemade sausage rolls i feel like i just gave my stomach a treat of a lifetime. Than you have their huge selection of hand made desserts which is always tantalizing but i always go for the blackforrest slice which always leaves me wanting more, perhaps i will have 2 slices this week.
Well, there no way im driving south of Mandurah. What about a good pie around cannington? I cant find anything. The best pies ive found come from Denmark, Hopetoun and Ballingup. It seem Perth suburbs offer nothing good when it comes to the good aussie pie :(
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