A pie from Scratch Bakers. Picture / Supplied.

The Best Pies in Auckland

Sweet or savoury, fancy or no-frills, here's where to get the best pies in Auckland

"When a lunch salad won't cut it, the rabbit and leek pie from Scratch Bakers is deliciously hearty. There's also something very Sweeney Todd about the shape, which makes my incredibly vanilla life seem a little more adventurous." — Jessica Beresford, digital content producer

"I'm not the biggest pie fan, but do love the coconut chicken and cashew flavour from Heavenly Pies as it doesn't make you feel gross and heavy after eating. Fortunately for me, their cafe, Heaven Scent, is just across the road from the Herald." — Zoe Walker, associate editor

"The mince and cheese pie from Little & Friday — always piping hot with fresh ingredients, and just the right amount of mince and cheese ratio with a nice flaky crust. It's the perfect winter warmer." — Dan Ahwa, fashion editor

"My raging sweet tooth and love of fruit crumble often sends me unwittingly towards the Sara Lee goods in the supermarket — particularly the berry and apple pie with crumble. It's a pie and a crumble in one! Did I mention it has crumble?" — Rebecca Barry Hill, writer

"There is nothing like going on a road trip and stopping along the way for a mexitarian pie from Wild Bean Cafe, which is inside BP Connect service stations around the country. I've been eating their pies for years and as a (vegetarian) pie lover their pies beat anything else I've sampled. It is full of spicy beans and underneath the pastry is a layer of melted sour cream. Their butter chicken pie also receives rave reviews from fellow travellers." — Rosie Kelway, writer

"I don't really eat a lot of pies but there's a little place on Hinemoa St in Birkenhead called Standing Room Espresso that makes its own that I make an exception for." — Janetta Mackay, beauty editor

"The pumpkin pie from The Federal Delicatessen is perfect for those with a sweet tooth like myself. The texture of the crunchy pecans with the silky pie is a great combination, and the maple syrup is just that extra little thing to top it off." — Lucy Casley, design and digital assistant

"I really love pies, or anything wrapped in pastry for that matter, and the I Love Pies angus beef mince and mozzarella is a favourite for an easy dinner. I love that I can just have a thin(ish) slice and put some fresh salad on the side. Balance!" — Rebecca Wadey, wellbeing editor

"Best Pie in Auckland you ask? Georgie Pie's original mince and cheese! Among an abundance of new generation pies with more frills than your Grandma, the Georgie Pie has re-emerged, not only to stir nostalgia to a generation of New Zealanders but it's also stuck to its original recipe; the perfect ratio of liquid cheese, mince, encased in its square pastry for optimum hand held, filling-spillage-free enjoyment. It's the quickie of the pie world, laced with regret, but you'd totally do it again." — Guy Coombes, photographer


Find a recipe to create your own deliciously savoury pie at Bite.co.nz

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