The Italians have their pasta, the Japanese have their sushi, and we Aussies have our pies. But we've come far from the good old meat pie, and expanded our filling horizons to include a variety of flavours. Flaky pastry, and a tasty filling are must-haves for the perfect pie; so where's the best place to find them in Sydney?
They're not gourmet or anything but I never go wrong with Pie Face! Very yummy selection of pies. There's a couple in the city, one right near Hyde Park and you'll also find a shop in lots of shopping malls.
For fantastic traditional pies (flaky pastry, properly done, served piping hot and fresh), as well as a real gourmet selection with everything from Mexican to Chicken curry flavour, and a vegan menu plus a bunch of sweet treats go to Janet's Pies in Newtown. They really can't be beaten in my opinion, and can be made into a great meal with sides like peas and mashed potato. If I'm not in that area Pie Face would be the other one I can recommend highly - and the faces they make in the pastry on top are just TOO cute! It's fun just to have a look at them when you walk past.