Hit The Pie Trail In Selwyn
The humble pie is always a winner of a snack, but not all pies are winners. You can’t wrap just anything in a pastry and call it a day. No, the competition for the best crustiness, the creamiest filling, the juiciest meat and the tastiest veggies is fierce. We’ve come to your aid and found the best spots to grab that perfect palm warmer wherever you find yourself in the Selwyn district.
The Butchers Pie Bakehouse
Rolleston’s go-to spot for that crusty goodness, The Butchers Pie Bakehouse offers a huge selection of flavours from your classic mince to seafood and vegetarian. Made on site daily, The Butchers’ pies are a popular snack around these parts. You can also find their pies at Riverside Market in town.
First stop on the pie highway heading west of Christchurch, Darfield Bakery boasts a selection of delicious pies that fly out the door on a daily basis. The most popular of these golden parcels of goodness is by far the Lockdown Pie (developed you-know-when) filled with steak, caramelised onion, cheese and potato.
The Famous Sheffield Pie Shop
Stop number two on the pie highway, Sheffield Pies is a must visit along your journey west of the South Island’s big smoke. This world famous ‘piekery’ offers a colossal range of classic and gourmet pies baked fresh daily to perfect crustiness. The best seller here is the Venison & Whisky Relish – now doesn’t that sound like a treat!
Yello Shack Café
Sitting smack bang in the middle of Sheffield, you’ll find Yello Shack Café, destination number four on the pie highway. The pies are made on site with meat that’s slow-cooked in a casserole and wrapped in pastry that’s perfected to the ethos of light and buttery, but not too flaky. The Pork & Apple pie is the one to bite into here.
Dunsandel Café & Store
Dunsandel Store is an iconic stop-spot on State Highway 1. This cosy café is a homely, welcoming kinda place that’s always nice to enter. The pies are made by Fairlie Bakehouse and cooked each morning to cater for the pie-hungry locals and passers by (beware these sell out most days by lunch time).
Hororata Village Bar & Café
The Hororata Village Bar & Café is a popular spot in this little town. Walk on in to find their house-made pies and choose one that tickles your fancy. We recommend the crowd favourite Salmon & Leek, filled with smoked salmon from local Hororata business Salmon Heaven. Yummy scrummy!
Cottage Café in Lincoln specialises in Kiwi kai in all its forms, but their selection of twenty plus pie flavours is what we’re shouting about. Made from scratch and topped up throughout the day, there will be a selection available no matter the time of day. If you’re after a classic, warm your palms with a Steak & Cheese, and for the more adventurous cruncher we recommend trying the Nacho, ¡arriba!