There are few things as comforting as a freshly-bake slice of pie. Whether it’s the crumbly crust of a savoury pot pie or the sweet meringue piled high on top of your lemon variety – pies have a way of bringing most people straight to their happy place.
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In honour of the round-shaped dessert, we’ve made a list of the top spots to enjoy every variety you can imagine.
Here are 14 spots to get pie in Vancouver.
1. Acme Cafe
Aside from boasting a killer pumpkin pie, this cafe has a pie happy hour from 2 to 4 pm every weekday. With daily fruit, nut, and custard pies available, Acme is a must-hit for dessert.
Address: 51 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
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, Vancouver (Pie Shop)
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 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
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 also delicious. Check out their standout fruit pies.
Address: 2166 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Her Majesty’s doesn’t have its own home base, but you can still grab its delicious creations at farmers markets in Vancouver during the warmer months, or order online year-round. With all the classic fruity flavours and varieties like Chocolate Pecan Ganache on it’s menu, Her Majesty’s is a great place to buy a pie or two.
Address: 107 Bowser Avenue, North Vancouver
Facebook: Her Majesty’s Pie Company
Lime & Moon Pie Company is a small-batch bakehouse in Yaletown originally hailing from Bowen Island. 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, Vancouver
7. Peaked Pies
Vancouver’s Peaked Pies offers a selection of Aussie-style meat pies, from mince and steak to kangaroo. Look for specialty flavours, too, such as butter chicken or veggie, and breakfast pies as well.
Address: 975 Denman Street, Vancouver
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
Facebook: Savary Island Pie Company
This Vancouver restaurant makes homemade pies with wholesome, fresh, and organic ingredients. Whether its a fresh apple pie or a hand-made Tourtiere, Sweet and Savoury Pie Company has you covered with their made-to-order service.
Address: 2661 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
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, Vancouver
Address: 1069 Davie Street, Vancouver
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, Vancouver
12. 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 – yet – their pies are available 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.
13. 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 BC, 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: 1875 Powell Street, Vancouver
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, Vancouver
Facebook: Smallflower Cafe & Bakeshop
With files from Lindsay William-Ross and Jess Fleming.