11 Mouth-Watering Places to Get the Best Pies in Christchurch

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Christchurch, the vibrant heart of New Zealand’s South Island, offers a rich tapestry of culinary delights, and its pie scene is no exception. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, the city boasts an array of bakeries and cafes serving up some of the best pies you’ll ever taste.

From traditional steak and cheese to unique seafood and venison creations, there’s a pie for every palate. And when you’re in town to savour these delicious treats, Hotel 115 provides the perfect boutique accommodation to complement your gastronomic adventure.

1. The Butchers Pie Bakehouse

Known for a wide variety of freshly made pies with flaky crusts and delicious fillings. The seafood pie is particularly popular for its rich, savoury taste.

Address: Unit 3, 855 Jones Road, Rolleston & Riverside Market.
What pie to get: Seafood Pie.

2. Kidd’s Cakes & Bakery

This renowned 5-star bakery offers a drool-worthy selection of pies, from bacon and egg to lamb and mint, and more. Known for generous portion sizes and a variety of savoury options, it’s a must-visit for pie lovers.

Address: 254 Cranford Street, St Albans.
What pie to get: Bacon and Egg Pie.

3. The Naked Baker

Tucked away in this bakery is an array of delicious savoury pies like cottage and chicken, mince, and the unique chicken and cranberry with camembert. The endless variety ensures there’s something for everyone.

Address: 142 Beach Road, North New Brighton.
What pie to get: Chicken and Cranberry with Camembert Pie.

4. Darfield Bakery

Famous for its creative and hearty pies, especially the Lockdown Pie, which combines tender steak with flavorful caramelized onions and creamy cheese.

Address: 60 South Terrace, Darfield.
What pie to get: Lockdown Pie (steak, caramelized onion, cheese, and potato)

5. The Famous Sheffield Pie Shop

Renowned for its classic and gourmet pies, with the Venison & Whisky Relish offering a unique and robust flavour experience.

Address: 51 Great Alpine Highway, Sheffield.
What pie to get: Venison & Whisky Relish.

6. Yello Shack Café

Specializes in slow-cooked meats wrapped in buttery pastry, with the Pork & Apple Pie being a standout for its sweet and savoury blend.

Address: Main Road, Springfield.
What pie to get: Pork & Apple Pie.

7. Dunsandel Café & Store

Offers pies made by Fairlie Bakehouse, known for their high-quality ingredients and daily fresh bakes, often selling out by lunchtime.

Address: 7 Kanes Road, Dunsandel.
What pie to get: Any from Fairlie Bakehouse selection.

8. Hororata Village Bar & Café

Features house-made pies with local ingredients, such as the Salmon & Leek Pie filled with smoked salmon from a nearby business.

Address: 2 Hobbs Street, Hororata.
What pie to get: Salmon & Leek Pie.

9. Copenhagen Bakery

This traditional Danish-European bakery is famed for its award-winning fruit pies. For those preferring savoury, the creamy chicken and mushroom pies and vegan options are a delight.

Address: 409 Harewood Road, Bishopdale.
What pie to get: Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Pie.

10. Bakermans

A family-run bakery with the largest selection on the list, Bakermans highlights include chicken brie and cranberry, pepper steak, lamb and mint, and seasonal fruit pies.

Address: 19-23 Memorial Avenue, Ilam.
What pie to get: Chicken Brie and Cranberry Pie.

11. Rolleston Bakery

Famous for its fresh, daily-made mince pies, with a competitive spirit among bakers to create the best pies.

Address: 11/70 Rolleston Drive.
What pie to get: Classic Mince Pie.

12. Cottage Café

Offers over twenty pie flavours, with the Steak & Cheese being a classic favourite and the Nacho Pie providing a unique, adventurous option.

Address: 12 Gerald Street, Lincoln.
What pie to get: Steak & Cheese or Nacho Pie.

13. Bohemian Bakery

Located in Sumner, Bohemian Bakery features an epic range of savory pies such as beef cheek, mushroom, and even vegan Mexican jackfruit. Their lemon tarts are also highly recommended for those with a sweet tooth.

Address: 43 Nayland Street, Sumner.
What pie to get: Beef Cheek Pie.

Exploring Christchurch’s pie scene is a delightful journey through the region’s culinary creativity and dedication to quality. Each bakery and café brings its own twist to this beloved comfort food, ensuring a memorable tasting experience.

When planning your trip to indulge in these delectable pies, make Hotel 115 your home away from home. Located in the heart of Christchurch, this boutique hotel offers stylish accommodations and exceptional service, making it the perfect base for your gastronomic adventures in this charming city.

June 29, 2024 by Your friends at Hotel 115

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