Wednesday, February 6, 2013

The Pie Shed

I'm in the middle of planning a trip back to Adelaide for sometime in the not-too-distant future (anyone with suggestions on where to visit/eat please share!). As it's also been a very long time since I last stayed at a campsite, it seems like it would be a good idea to rough-it slightly during the trip.

I'm severely lacking in camping supplies though having moved to Melbourne six years ago, and I have two younger siblings who seem to have appropriated my sleeping bag/mats/pretty much anything required for school camps. After a mini-shopping spree in Anaconda out in Bayswater though, I was tired, and hungry (leading to grumpiness) and needed food right then.

The Pie Shed
Thankfully, The Pie Shed was temptingly just across the road. With over forty varieties of pies on offer, I was sure to find something to satisfy my hunger.

The Pie Shed
Of course, pies don't fit into my usual healthy eating plan but life's too short not to try at least a few pies. The Pie Shed has 10 variations of your standard steak pies including plain, mushroom, potato and cheese and bacon. Add in gourmet pies (chicken variations, seafood variations, vegetarian and if you're lucky, Guinness Stout pie) and game pies (kangaroo, venison, crocodile take your fancy? What about emu, camel or goat?) and it's almost guaranteed that there's something you'll want to try.

Previous experience told me to stay away from the pea floaters as they weren't Adelaide-quality, but I settled on a fairly classic Steak & Kidney pie. M chose a super sized Tradesman's Pie.

Steak & Kidney Pie and Tradesman's Pie
Not that he's a tradie, but he was hungry too and a pie-and-a-half seems appropriate.

Tradesman's Pie
He's such a neat eater, even with a very chunky, very thick-sauced pie. I on the other hand am a little more messy in my eating habits.

Steak & Kidney Pie
What can I say though, it was a great pie. The chunks of steak and kidney were both sizable and satisfying. The pastry was perhaps a little thicker than I liked but the top was nice and flaky.

There's not much to be said about the service other than it was friendly. As you're getting a pie, you get it almost straight away, although they do have other breakfast and lunch options on offer. I wasn't risky enough to try the coffee, but I'm definitely game (get-it?) enough to try another pie. Good value for good pies. 

Pie Shed
295 Canterbury Rd, Bayswater
Mon-Sun 7am-7pm

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