5 places for perfect pie in Vancouver

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Any way you slice it, pie is a glorious thing. From mile-high meringues to soulful savouries, there’s a pie for every one. Vancouver has quite a few spots that are baking up incredible pies. Order whole pies to please your next get-together crowd, or tuck into a shop to savour a slice. Here are five places for perfect pie in Vancouver.

The Pie Hole

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Know for their always-tempting array of sweet and savoury pies, The Pie Hole is the baked goods baby of Jenell Parsons, who launched the business a few years ago in partnership with her sister, Carla. On their impressive menu are signature pies like Bacon Cheeseburger, Fat Elvis, Earl Grey Cream, Maple French Toast & Bacon, Mac & Cheese, “To Die For” Banana, classic Apple, and more. Check them out in Vancouver or at their new Burnaby location, too.

Address: 3497 Fraser Street, Vancouver
Address: 7832 6th Street, Burnaby

Lime & Moon Pie Co.

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Lime & Moon began on Bowen Island, and a Yaletown shop followed. They’ve got epic pies here in traditional and wildly wonderful flavours (though it’s hard to beat their fantastic Key Lime pie). This pie shop uses 100% organic ingredients in their pies, and have anything from meat pies to vegan, or dairy-free and gluten-free options. Pies for everyone!

Address: 1066 Mainland Street

The Pie Shoppe

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The Pie Shoppe was started several years ago by the French sisters, taking root at first in a 300-square-foot space in Chinatown they called a “cubbyhole operation.” The duo sliced up some loyal fans and continued success, and were able to move into more roomier digs in East Vancouver. Sadly, they are still mopping up after fire damage, but their goal is to re-open for Easter weekend, so start planning your pie eating now.

Address: 1875 Powell Street

Savary Island Pie Company

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It is always worth the journey for a slice or two of Savary Island pie. Of course, the most delicious bonus is that you can get this West Vancouver bakeshop’s amazing pies delivered to you. Order ahead from their menu of fruit, meat, or other frozen pies. Look for flavours like their Lemon Buttermilk studded with berries, sweet-tart blueberry, or a savoury Steak, Mushroom, & Guinness pot pie.

Address: 1533 Marine Drive, West Vancouver

Aphrodite’s Organic Cafe & Pie Shop

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This Kitsilano legend’s slogan might be “It’s bigger than pie,” but you’ll go pie-eyed with wonder at all the delicious pies they’ve got here. Aphrodite’s began in 2003 with the Pie Shop, and they’re still baking up some incredible ones. Their flavours include traditional fruit pies like apple and cherry, seasonal peach pie, pecan, pumpkin, and several savoury pies. If you’re pre-ordering whole pies, you can also specify if you would like to sub in a gluten-friendly vegan crust, too. Order two days in advance for whole pies, or head in to try what they’ve got by the slice.

Address: 3598 West 4th Avenue

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Lindsay is a Senior Writer at Vancouver Is Awesome. A fifth generation Vancouverite, she was previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive and Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz. Lindsay grew up in Vancouver and Toronto, then spent over 20 years in Los Angeles, where she was EIC of the city's top blog, earned her Masters in English, attended culinary school, and was an English professor. Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: lindsay@vancouverisawesome.com