Most of my blogs so far have been dealing with actual removals matters. However, I would just like to take a moment to discuss something else… pies!
As everyone knows, or should know, a furniture removalist loves a good pie. We are always on the go and get to travel far and wide, so knowing where you can get a good espresso or flat-white is essential. It’s not always the cheap petrol station pies that hit the mark however, and often a gourmet pie always goes down a treat!
Such a large quantity of pies has been devoured, that we have come up with a bit of a pie tour of Sydney!
In no particular order, we have:
1) Infinity Bakery (Victoria St, Darlinghurst & Oxford St, Paddington). The lamb & pea pie is definitely the call of order here! Generously filled and a buttery pastry that will turn the bag oily if not eaten quickly enough.
Black Star Pastry
2) Black Star Pastry (Australia St, Newtown – also sold at Trafalgar St Espresso, Annandale). Possibly a better contender for the number one spot! The pastry is so good on this pie that it’s tempting to eat the pie and forget about the filling… I would recommend the beef brisket pie in this case however.
Mountain High Pies
3) Mountain High Pies (Great Western Highway, Wentworth Falls) – ok, so it’s a little out of the way, but the selection here has to be seen to be believed! For starters, I think there’s maybe 10 different kinds of beef pie; and that’s before you get started on the lamb pies, chicken pies, vegetarian pies or even sweet pies! Plus you can buy family sized pies and frozen pies to take home. 100% worth the visit if you are in the area plus maybe worth a bit of a drive if you just have to have it!
4) Stoneground Bakery (Gladesville Road, Hunters Hill & Booth St, Annandale) – two hands or a plate and knife and fork required…these pies are massive and guaranteed to satisfy a hungry removalist! Personally I would go for the chicken pie, but to the red-blooded meat eaters the Bourguignon is an absolute must.
Bourke St Bakery
5) Bourke St Bakery (various locations – Mitchell St, Marrickville preferred) – as it happens, the pies here only get a mention because of the Lamb & Harissa sausage roll; also contains almonds for a bit of a contrasting crunch to the sticky sweet secretion caked to the bottom of the pastry… I am getting hungry just thinking about it!
And there you have it! There’s a few that didn’t quite make the top 5, but would still be worth the visit… then there are some that it’s worth avoiding an area to miss!
Hope you enjoyed the read…