The 7 Best Melbourne Pies

Melbourne is one of the best foodie cities in the world so naturally, we wanted to dig a little deeper and find the seven best Melbourne pies.

The humble pastry dish is packed with meat and various other toppings to create a local delicacy. Opinions are often split on where to find the most delicious versions, which is what made ranking the best Melbourne pies so fun.

One thing can be declared for certain, and that is the standard of pie in Melbourne is up there with the best in the world. From small local cafes to the fancy high-end versions in hotels, there is something on this list for everybody.

It’s time for you to grab a mate and to go and get stuck into one of the seven best Melbourne pies.

1. Pie Thief – Footscray

What makes this such a brilliant place to eat pies is the huge variety on the menu and the imagination they put into their offering.

You’ll find a lasagna pie, began and egg pie, and even a Thai red curry pie. While they all taste amazing, it really is hard to look beyond their classic steak and cheese pie. It’s ridiculously good.

Best Melbourne pies

2. Tivoli Road Bakery – South Yarra

Tivoli Road Bakery is a small local bakery selling amazing sourdough bread, sandwiches, doughnuts and some of the best Melbourne pies you’ll ever come across.

The real beauty of their pies is that they bake everything fresh daily and you can taste the difference in the rich pastry. If you really want a special treat, you can double down and follow the pie with one of their awesome doughnuts.

Braised Beef Ragu

3. Candied Bakery – Spotswood

At Candied Bakery you can expect to find a mixture of sweet and savoury baked goods that will absolutely blow your mind. Yes, they’re that good.

Their pastries are some of the best you will ever taste, as they make them using real butter in order to give them that wonderful flakey, rich taste. Add in sumptuous fillings like their classic beef, or a wonderful chicken and mushroom, and you will instantly be hooked.

4. Builders Arms Hotel 

This public bar and bistro in the heart of Fitzroy is the perfect place to come for a couple of cold ones. You’ll also enjoy some top-end cooking in an informal atmosphere.

They have a fish pie on the menu that’s loaded with the best seafood and creamy sauce. You’ll feel like you’ve died and gone to heaven after just the first bite.

They also have occasional specials like the pie below. It features rich flaky suet crust under which lies slowly braised ox cheek, oxtail, bone marrow, belly bacon, sweet onions, mushroom and carrot in a gravy of beer, beef jus and a touch of blue cheese. Now that is one serious pie!

5. Baker D. Chirico – St Kilda

At Baker D. Chirico, you’ll find a great selection of fresh bread and sweet pastries that are baked to perfection on a daily basis. Their sausage rolls and doughnuts are outstanding, but the real stars are their flakey, tasty pies.

The pies (try the beef ragu or veggie, which are both superb) are the perfect size to grab and eat on the go. They hold together beautifully with the pastry and are the ultimate tasty treat.

6. Wonderpop & Deli – Lonsdale Street

Wonderpop & Deli serves great coffee, breakfast and doughnuts, but the main reason you should pop in is to try their incredible pies.

The pies are super generous in terms of size and juicy beyond belief. You’ll want to start by sampling their beef or lasagna pies. You’ll definitely be walking down the street with a big smile on your face when you leave here.

7. Fatto a Mano – Fitzroy

Fatto a Mano makes serves pizza slices as well as some of the best coffee in the area. However, you’ll also want to be sure not to miss their utterly divine hot cross buns. And, of course, their pies.

The tasty pies here come out of the oven daily piping hot and smelling incredible. The perfectly crisp pastry, inventive fillings and the fact they source the very best ingredients make these a winner every single time.

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Big 7 Travel Team