The Pies Have It

Aussie Pie Tiger Stack
People Magazine just named Australian actor and superhero portrayer Chris Hemsworth “Sexiest Man Alive,” but I’m more interested in another sexy Australian import. The hot and seductive meat pies at Aussie Pie Kitchen in Santa Monica are my latest obsession. Each has a buttery and flaky crust that melts in your mouth and encases a juicy and perfectly seasoned filling. My favorites are the Chicken + Tarragon, the Lamb + Rosemary, the Steak + Shiraz, and the unique “Surfer’s Pie” with Green Curry Chicken and Coconut Milk.

For the full experience, I recommend ordering a “Tiger Stack.” The pie of your choice will be perched on a pile of Garlic Mashed Yukon Gold Potatoes and topped with a scoop of bacon-laced Mushy Minty Peas and a ladleful of Creamy Thyme Gravy. This decadent concoction is best enjoyed with a sweet and spicy Bundaberg Ginger Beer and followed by one of Aussie Pie Kitchen’s high-end coffee drinks. Their “Flat White,” an Australian specialty which is similar to a Latte, but stronger, is not only delicious but will keep you awake after carbo-loading with the pies and mashed potatoes.

Aussie Pie Kitchen is located at 2510 Main Street in Santa Monica.

G'Day Meat Pies!

G’Day Meat Pies!

Ground Beef and Shiraz Pie

Ground Beef and Shiraz Pie

Sufferin' Succotash!

Sufferin’ Succotash!


Stacking options

Lamb and Rosemary Pie

Lamb and Rosemary Pie

Brekkie Roll

Brekkie Roll

Awesome Coffee

White Flat

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5 Responses to The Pies Have It

  1. David Meyers

    I always knew about the English fondness for meat pies and always feasted on them in their pubs while in England. I was not aware that this delicacy had also spread to their Commonwealth member countries. The Aussie Pie Kitchen certainly is now on our restaurant list when in Santa Monica.

  2. Wow! I have to reread this-there goes being a vegetarian once and for all.

    • Christine, not so fast! APK serves a veggie pie – and we say at the shop “we serve it to carnivores all day long”. Its an amazing multi dimensional pie – with eggplant, 2 squashes, red bell peppers, garlic, onion, and kalamata olives – much akin to ratatouille – great on its own or in a white, green or tiger stack 🙂

  3. Great pictures!

    We have a New Zealand pub here in Alameda CA (near SF) which serves meat pies, but honestly they don’t look as good as the ones in your pictures.


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