Something scrumptiously delicious is bakin’ on January 23. It’s National Pie Day! Who can resist a buttery, flaky crust filled with flavorful ingredients? When you think pie, you usually think berry, fruit or cream, but we’re rounding up the best savory pies our city has to offer. Celebrating this ultimate comfort food is easy as pie at these six local shops. Read on!
Co-founders Casey and Deke started 314 PIE as a Kickstarter project back in 2012 with the generous support of 300 backers, hoping to bring their love of traditional meat pies to hungry Seattleites. Fast forward five years and 314 PIE is still serving up mouthwatering pie all over the city from their mobile food truck. All pies are made with a flaky buttery crusts and filled with locally and ethically-sourced ingredients. Want to enjoy 314 PIE from home? You can order from Amazon Fresh and have it delivered right to your door. Visit their website to find out where they’ll stop next.
Our favorite flavors: Steak, Cheese and Mushroom Pie, Classic Chicken Pot Pie, Lamb Pie with Stout Gravy, Vegetable Curry Pie, Meatball Pie and Pizza Pie.
The Australian Pie Company
For nearly 20 years, The Australian Pie Company has served up traditional Aussie meat pies. These delicious hand-sized pies combine their signature puff pastry with meat, sauce, and veggies. Visit the store for a piping hot pie or bring home a frozen pie to enjoy at a later time - just make sure you plan on a solid four hours to thaw them before cooking. If you’re feeding a crowd, you can pre-order frozen 9” family-sized pies that comes in all your favorite flavors. Don’t forget to pick up a sweet treat, too! End your meal with an irresistible Lamington (white cake dipped in chocolate then rolled in shredded coconut). Yum! Don’t feel like leaving the comfort of your own home? Yelp and Uber Eats can deliver!
Our favorite flavors: Beef and Mushroom, Beef, Bacon and Cheese, BBQ Chicken and Vegetable and Chicken Asparagus.
425 S.W. 152nd St.
Burien, Wa 98166
Hours: Mon.–Fri., 8:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Deborah's Homemade Pies
Lifelong baker and pie crust artist, Deborah Kerns bakes up delicious pies and delivers them every week to the Ballard Farmers Market: rain or shine. Baked with love, these pies use local ingredients, often sourced from other vendors at the market and are finished off with the perfect crumbly, flaky crust. Pick up one of her fruit or berry pies to cap off your meal. Pies are available in large and petite sizes to satisfy every appetite.
Our favorite flavors: Savory Chicken, Southwest Pork, Chicken Peasant and Vegetarian Peasant.
Hours: Find Deborah and her pies at the Ballard Farmers Market on Sundays and some Saturdays and from May through late October at the Edmonds Farmers Market.
Dedicated Pie bakers fire up the ovens in the wee hours of the morning to bake up pies for every palate. From meat-loving options to vegetarians, morning meals to late night snacks, Pie has something for everyone. Dozens of fresh, handcrafted sweet and savory pies fill the case. The menu changes daily, so stop by often. All pies are individually-sized and ready to take home. Grab a variety so you can taste and sample different flavors. If you can’t make it into the store, track down Pie Mobile, their food truck that serves up homemade goodness around the region. Visit their Facebook page to check out where Pie Mobile will be next or find out what’s baking that day.
Our favorite flavors: Chicken Pot Pie, English Meat and Broccoli Cheddar are on the menu every day. Other flavors in rotation include BBQ Pulled Pork, Sloppy Joe, Spicy Veggie, Sriracha Mac & Cheese, Curry Chicken, Smoked Salmon Pot Pie and Philly Cheesesteak.
3515 Fremont Ave. N.
Seattle, Wa 98103
Hours: Mon.–Thurs., 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri.–Sat., 9 a.m.–10 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Premier Meat Pies
Taking a trip to Seattle Center? Stop by Premier Meat Pies in The Armory and enjoy both old and new world meat pie favorites, paired with fresh salads and side dishes. Baked fresh daily, the wide variety of original flavors are sure to fill every hungry belly. Premier Meat Pies live streams world-class football from around the globe, so grab some traditional fare and enjoy the match of the day.
Favorite flavors: Shepherd’s Pie, Lamb and Curry and Hatch Green Chile and Chicken Pie.
Seattle Center Armory
305 Harrison St.
Seattle, Wa 98109
Hours: Mon.–Sun., 11 a.m.–7 p.m.
Do you have a favorite savory pie place that didn’t make our list? Dish in the comments below!
— Abbey McGee & Allison Sutcliffe