Where to find the best vegetarian pies in New Zealand

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Despite New Zealanders’ fondness for meat pies, bakers are coming up with tasty pastry-filled pies for vegetarians.

The annual Bakels Supreme Pie Awards include a keenly-contested section for vegetarian pies and winning a Gold Medal is one of the best ways to let vegetarians know where to find a top pie.

Here are the best vegetarian pies in New Zealand for 2016 and recent award-winners.

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

Other finalists

Target Bakehouse & Cafe
2/241 Manukau Rd, Pukekohe

My Bakery Kelston
4055 Great North Rd, Kelston, Auckland

One Tree Bakery
204 Maunganui Rd, Mt Maunganui

The Clareville Bakery
3340 SH2, Clareville, Carterton

Viands Bakery
80 Lyon Street, Kihikihi, near Te Awamutu

Patrick’s Pie Group
19 Bethlehem Town Centre, Tauranga

Past winners


Gold (bok choy, carrot, parsnip and kumara)

Angkor Wat Bakery and Café

16 Main Road, Katikati, Bay of Plenty


Gold (broccoli, carrot, peppers and white sauce)

Angkor Wat Bakery & Coffee Shop

65 Ruataniwha Street, Waipukurau


Gold (stir fry vegetables, roast pumpkin, potato, kumara in spinach cream sauce)

Patrick’s Pie Group Gold Star Bakery

19 Bethlehem Town Centre. Tauranga, Bay of Plenty


Gold (broccoli, pumpkin, carrot, spinach and mushroom)

Greenland Bakery and Cafe

3 Market Square, Botany Town Centre, Botany, Auckland


Gold (pumpkin, carrot, broccoli, silver beet and cauliflower)

Dairy Flat Bakery

1443 Dairy Flat Highway, RD4, Auckland


Gold (potato, carrots, onions, red and green peppers, spinach, mushroom, broccoli, courgette)

Greenland Café

Suite 5 28 Subway Road, Pukekohe 

Source: Bakels Pie Awards

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