There are few things as comforting as a freshly-baked 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 the 12 best spots to get pie in Vancouver:
It’s one of Yaletown’s most popular spots for coffee and treats, but did you know they also sell full pies that happen to be amazing? Now you do.
Address: 1088 Homer 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. Aphrodite’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 its 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 pie options too.
Address: 1066 Mainland Street, Vancouver
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 sets the gold standard for 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
Sweet & Savoury Pie Company (closed from Jan 24 to Feb 6)
This Vancouver restaurant makes homemade pies with wholesome, fresh, and organic ingredients. Whether it’s 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.
This spot’s 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.
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
With files from Lindsay William-Ross and Jess Fleming.