Ka Pies Bakehouse, 250 Hampshire Road, Sunshine. Phone: 9939 7512
You can buy Kiwi-style Ka Pies all over.
But where they are made is at 250 Hampshire Road.
But 250 Hampshire Road is also home to Bro’s Choice, a humble cafe that – naturally – sells Ka Pies!
It’s a straightforward place and about far from hispsterdom and smashed avo as it’s possible to get and still be a cafe.
I’m happy to call it home for half an hour as I sample my choice of pies.
Yes, I have two – at $4.50 a pop each.
Smoked fish pie is delicate, subtle and very nice.
Lamb roast pie is some kind of magic.
Yes, it tastes of lamb.
But more than, it tastes like ROAST lamb!
How cool is that?
With it sheep meat, bits of spud, carrot and corn, and gravy, it’s very, very good.
I take home four cold pies for further exploration with Bennie – two apiece of hangi pie (with smoked pork, kumara and potato) and pork and watercress.
I’m knocked out to find the price of the cold ones is a real fine $3.50.
And significantly less than the prices listed on the Ka Pie website, never mind delivery costs.
So Bro’s Choice would seem to be logical destination to stock up on these goodies.
We’ll be doing so.
Ka Pies may not have the same heft or all-out richness as Pure Pies but they taste just as good and are a whole cheaper.