Best pie in Vancouver

Jun 2 2016, 10:35 pm

Whether you like your pie warm and flaky, sweet and crumbly, brimming with fresh local berries, or tangy and topped with a copious amount of cream, we’ve got plenty of pie, any way you slice it.

Here are our tastiest picks for who’s dishing up the best pie in Vancouver.

Lime & Moon Pie Company

Photo courtesy Lime & Pie Company

Photo courtesy Lime & Pie Company

Lime & Moon Pie Company, a small-batch bakehouse hailing from Bowen Island, has settled nicely into its Yaletown digs since opening late last year. Continuing with its organic approach, Lime & Moon’s menu features both sweet and savoury pies, including Lemon-Lime Meringue, Sinfully Sweet Peach, Strawberry Rhubarb Fields Forever, Blueberry Patch, and the French-Canadian classic Tourtière. In addition to adventurous weekly specials, the pie house also offers vegan, gluten-free, and raw pit options too.

Address: 1066 Mainland Street
Phone: 604-889-6426

The Pie Shoppe

The pies at this petite Chinatown bakeshop are sure to catch your eye, while at the same time get your stomach rumbling. The Pie Shoppe is a great spot to enjoy a slice of pie, which has been made with love and local fruit and ingredients from B.C., along with a coffee. Rotating pie flavours are available and change with the season. The classics stay on the menu year-round and include apple and chocolate pecan.

Address: 721 Gore Avenue
Phone: 604-338-6646

Savary Island Pie Company

West Vancouver’s Savary Island Pie Company is to many the gold standard of local pie making. It could also be homegrown star Ryan Reynolds’ favourite go-to spot for pie. They are known for their Chicken Pot Pie (and its zingier curry version), as well as their sweet fruit pies.

Address: 1533 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
Phone: 604-926-4021

Tartine Bread and Pies

Areta Wong (courtesy of Tartine Breads & Pies)

Areta Wong (courtesy of Tartine Breads & Pies)

Tartine has a tight list of hand-crafted pies, including Classic pumpkin, Honey Butter Pecan, Raspberry Rhubarb Ginger, Coconut Cream, and Salted Caramel Apple. They’re known for their Cherry Tarts, which make a great intro to their delicious pies.

Address: 720 Beach Avenue
Phone: 604-685-7437

Address: 1069 Davie Street
Phone: 604-685-7427


Aphrodite’s Café and Pie Shop

This packed cafe is a longstanding local favourite, and serves up some memorable (and big!) slices of pie. Standouts are their Chocolate Banana Cream Pie and their Raspberry Rhubarb Pie. Aprhrodite’s is also known for their vegan and gluten-free pies, too.

Address: 3598 West 4th Avenue, Kitsilano
Phone: 604-733-8308

Black Rook Bakehouse

Black Rook Bakehouse is a bakery cafe and neighbourhood favourite. Pastry-cased delicacies of note include their Coconut Cream, Chocolate Brownie Cream Pie, and Beef Brisket Pot Pie, and, if you’re willing to take the liberty with what’s considered pie, their quiches are tasty, too.

Address: 2474 E Hastings Street, Hastings-Sunrise
Phone: 604-563-5094

East Village Bakery

Photo by Angie Holubowich / Daily Hive

Photo by Angie Holubowich / Daily Hive

East Village Bakery specializes in artisan scratch baking, and have become beloved for their gluten-free goodies, though, of course, their regular menu items are delicious, too. Check out their standout fruit pies.

Address: 2166 E Hastings Street, Grandview-Woodlands
Phone: 604-568-5600

The Pie Hole

Vancouver first got to know Jenell Parsons and her delicious pies just a few years ago through the Make It Market and other local events. Though The Pie Hole doesn’t have a retail storefront you can order for pick up, or find their pies at a variety of places around town. Their savoury pie list includes the popular Bacon Cheeseburger Pie and Mac and Cheese Pie, and their sweet list has options like Maple French Toast Bacon Pie or their celebrated Fat Elvis, along with more traditional fruit and cream selections.

Address: 401 Industrial Avenue (Pick-up for pre-ordered pies only, not a retail location. See where you can find their pies here).
Phone: 778-838-8954

The Last Crumb Bakery & Cafe

This Main Street bakehouse changes their pie list daily but always offers their famous “Peanut Butter” pie. Here is a sample of what The Last Crumb might have in store when you drop by, Chocolate Banana Cream, White Chocolate Coconut Cream, Butterscotch, and Seasonal Fruit hand-sized pies. Yum!

Address: 3080 Main Street
Phone: 604-872-0195
Twitter: @lastcrumbcafe

The Smallflower Cafe & Bakery

Photo courtesy of The Smallflower Cafe & Bakery

Photo courtesy of The Smallflower Cafe & Bakery

Gastown’s Smallflower Cafe & Bakery prepares a feature pie and an array of fruit tarts fresh daily. Always gluten-free and vegan, Smallflower switches up its pie flavours regularly. Customers can expect to find crust cradled beauties like the popular banana cream pie. The West Hastings bakery also sells frozen pie crusts. With a base of sorghum, millet, and rice flour you would never know it was gluten-free or vegan.

Address: 47 West Hastings
Phone: 778-379-7377

Aussie Pie Guy

Aussie Pie Guy was launched in 2013 by Matt Fitzhardinge of Perth, Australia, Kayleigh Lum and Linda Lowery (both of Vancouver) after they got a craving for quality “true blue” Aussie pie in Vancouver and couldn’t find one.

Address: Locations vary, check schedule online.
Phone: 778-991-PIES (7437)

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