Best pies in New Zealand

Best pies in New Zealand

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A bacon and egg pie with golden pastry and mouth-watering flavour has been judged the best pie in New Zealand.

It was awarded the title of Supreme Award winner at the 20th annual Bakels New Zealand Supreme Pie Awards.

The champion pie is baked daily by Tauranga baker Patrick Lam at his Patrick’s Pie Group Gold Star Bakery. Lam has taken the top national pie-making title five times since 2003 and has collected more than 60 awards for his range of pies which include savoury and sweet styles.

A panel of more than 20 judges spent 10 hours judging more than 5,000 entries from more than 500 bakers, as the awards were decided in a range of pie categories. The winners in each category were awarded Gold Medals and became finalists for the Supreme Award.

Runners-up in each category were awarded Silver Medals, followed by bronze and highly-commended awards.

“I think as Kiwis we should be very proud of our top pies. I could imagine the gold category winner pies being served in a restaurant.” – celebrity chef and pie awards judge Simon Gault.

Here’s the run-down of the best pies in New Zealand.

Best pie in New Zealand

Bacon & egg

Patrick’s Pie Group Gold Star Bakery

19 Bethlehem Town Centre

Tauranga, Bay of Plenty

Best mince and gravy pie in New Zealand

Gold

Angkor Wat Kiwi Bakery and Cafe

110 Dickens Street, Napier, Hawkes Bay

Silver

Pak n Save Petone

114 Jackson St, Petone, Wellington

Bronze

Blagdon Bakery

555 Devon St West, New Plymouth, Taranaki

Highly commended

Eurobake Espresso

45 Main Rd, Kumeu, Auckland

Best steak and gravy pie in New Zealand

Gold

Counties Bakery

2 Queen St, Pukekohe, Auckland

Silver

Fresh Bun Cafe

42 George St, Tuakau, Auckland

Bronze

Bakehouse Cafe

94 Great South Rd, Ngaruawahia, Waikato

Highly commended

Food for Thought

574-576 Pollen St, Thames, Coromandel

Best chicken and vegetable pie in New Zealand

Gold

Savans Bakery

56 Queen St, Warkworth, Auckland

Silver

Greenland Bakery and Cafe

3 Market Square, Botany Town Centre, Botany, Auckland

Bronze

Hillpark Bakery

75 Grand Vue Rd, Manurewa, Auckland

Highly commended

Fresh Bun Cafe

42 George St, Tuakau, Auckland

Best gourmet fruit pie in New Zealand

Gold (blueberry, spiced apple and apricot)

Dairy Flat Bakery

1443 Dairy Flat Highway, RD4, Auckland

Silver (caramelised walnut, Black Doris plum)

Havelock North New World

400 Heretaunga St East, Hastings

Bronze (apple)

Bakers Oven

687 Whangaparaoa Rd, Stanmore Bay, Auckland

Highly commended (Cointreau pear, apple and cherry cheesecake)

Patrick’s Pie Group Gold Star Bakery

19 Bethlehem Town Centre, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty

Best gourmet meat pie in New Zealand

Gold (steak and mushroom)

Pak n Save Petone

114 Jackson Street, Petone, Wellington

Silver (mushroom, bacon and cheese)

Bakers Oven

687 Whangaparaoa Rd, Stanmore Bay, Auckland

Bronze (venison, mushroom, bacon and cheese)

Baker Bob’s Bakery & Cafe

135 Chadwick Rd, Greerton, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty

Highly commended (steak, mushroom and cheese)

Beaut Bakery

179 Spa Rd, Taupo

Best vegetarian pie in New Zealand

Gold (broccoli, pumpkin and carrot)

The Bakery

17 Frederick St, Wanaka, Otago

Silver (potato, pumpkin and kumara)

Better Quality Pies Ltd

2 Tawera Rd, Rotorua

Bronze (spinach, pumpkin and kumara)

Baker Bob’s Bakery & Cafe

135 Chadwick Rd, Greerton, Tauranga

Highly commended (carrot, peas and corn)

Rushgreen Bakery and Cafe

2/10 Rushgreen Ave, Papakura, Auckland

Best bacon and egg pie in New Zealand

Gold

Patrick’s Pie Group Gold Star Bakery

19 Bethlehem Town Centre, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty

Silver

Greenland Bakery and Cafe

3 Market Square, Botany Town Centre, Botany, Auckland

Bronze

Bakehouse Cafe

94 Gt South Road, Ngaruawahia, Waikato

Highly commended

Hillpark Bakery

75 Grand Vue Rd, Manurewa, Auckland

Best mince and cheese pie in New Zealand

Gold

Panmure Bakehouse

12 Pilkington Rd, Panmure, Auckland

Silver

Julia’s Bakery

128b Main Highway, Ellerslie, Auckland

Bronze

Jackson’s Bakery

15 Middle Rd, Havelock North, Hawkes Bay

Highly commended

Nana’s Bakery

586 New North Rd, Kingsland, Auckland

Best steak and cheese pie in New Zealand

Gold

Baker Bob’s Bakery & Cafe

135 Chadwick Rd, Greerton, Tauranga

Silver

Patrick’s Pie Group Gold Star Bakery

19 Bethlehem Town Centre, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty

Bronze

Fast and Fresh Bakery

8 Horonatangi St, Taupo

Highly commended

Mairangi Bay Bakery

336d Beach Rd, Mairangi Bay, Auckland

Best potato top pie in New Zealand

Gold

Pak n Save Petone

114 Jackson St, Perone, Wellington

Silver

Corner Bakery

180a Hillsborough Rd, Auckland

Bronze

Baker Bob’s Bakery & Cafe

135 Chadwick Rd, Greerton, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty

Highly commended

Baker’s Oven

687 Whangaparaoa Rd, Stanmore Bay, Auckland

Best commercial wholesale mince and cheese pies in New Zealand

Gold

Coupland’s Bakeries

Cnr Carmen Buchanans Rd, Hornby, Christchurch

Silver

Dad’s Pies

54 Forge St, Silverdale, Auckland

Bronze

Ponsonby Pies

144 Birch Ave, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty

Highly commended

Goodtime Foods

35 Turner Place, Napier, Hawkes Bay

Best Cafe Boutique pies in New Zealand

Gold (smoked warehou and terakihi)

Ginger Dynamite

488 Main South Rd, Pawaka RD3, Motueka

Silver (cream of chicken, leek, carrot, celery, ham and cheese)

Replenish Cafe

287 Stafford St, Timaru

Bronze (pork, kumara and apple)

Warkworth New World

6 Percy St. Auckland

Highly commended (venison, mushroom, ales, red wine and juniper berries)

Bosco Cafe

57 Te Kuiti Rd, Te Kuiti, Waikato

Past winners of the Supreme Award

2016

Bacon and egg

Patrick’s Pie Group Gold Star Bakery

19 Bethlehem Town Centre. Tauranga, Bay of Plenty

2015

Potato top

New World Greenmeadows

9 Gloucester St, Greenmeadows, Napier, Hawkes Bay

2014

Gourmet meat (lamb cutlet with kumara mash)

The Clareville Bakery

3340 State Highway 2, Clareville, Carterton, Wairarapa

2013

Mince and cheese

Greenland Bakery and Cafe

3 Market Square, Botany Town Centre, Botany, Auckland

2012

Gourmet fruit

Viands Bakery

80 Lyon St, Kihikihi, near Te Awamutu

2011

Gourmet fruit

Viands Bakery

80 Lyon St, Kihikihi, near Te Awamutu 

Source: Bakels Pie Awards


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