Just in time for British Pie Week (1-7 March), here's our up to date guide on where to find these pastry masterpieces in London.
Gaucho's new At Home menu features three pie options - a beef and Malbec; Chicken with chorizo, tomato and white bean and a veggie option of Burrata with spinach and baked onion.
Delivery range: Nationwide delivery
Formerly mainly a fleet of food trucks, MyPie and chef Chris Brumby have moved into nationwide delivery with his unique, packed pies. Pies include Aussie/Kiwi mince beef and cheese pie, chicken, saffron and champagne pie and mushroom, spinach and truffle oil pie. Look out for guest pies, sausage rolls, desserts and more.
Delivery range: Nationwide delivery
19-21 Lonsdale Rd, Queen's Park, London NW6 6RA
Milk Beach created a special menu during the latest lockdown, with three new pies on offer. They are Ham hock, leek and creme fraiche pie, white fish and creamed leeks and a broccoli, cheddar and creamy onions piee. We were impressed with our most recent visit, so these pies should definitely be on your radar.
Delivery range: Circa 3-5 km from the restaurant
88-94 Farringdon Rd, Farringdon, London EC1R 3EA
The Quality Chop House is famed for its pork pie (something we personally can't get enough of) but sharing pies have always been available in their shop - and available for delivery. The pies change regularly with recent versions including chicken and leek pie, steak, ale and stilton pie and leek, cheddar and mushroom pie. Each serves two to three people and we've never been disappointed by a QCH pie.
Delivery range: Nationwide or collection at Farringdon.
Camden and Soho
Chin Chin have two pies in the post on offer - an oozing cherry pie and a banana jam ice-cream which comes with Pandan Whipped Cream and instructions on how to brulee it at home.
Delivery range: Nationwide
12-16 Blenheim Grove, Peckham, London SE15 4QL
Levan's potato mushroom and Vacherin pie is one of London's very best pies hands-down (as we discovered), so knowing they can deliver it to you is a godsend. The pie is often part of the vegetarian meal, but you can also buy it as an add-on to their monthly meal - something you should absolutely do.
Delivery range: Collection and about 5km delivery distance from Peckham
5 Regent St, Kensal Green, London NW10 5LG
Jesse Dunford Wood's Cow Pie has been an institution at the Kensal Rise restaurant from the beginning and is a must-have when you visit. Now the pie is available as part of the Parlour Marketplace - as a traditional steak and ale pie with a suet pastry crust. This pie is already frozen which will be extremely handy to store for a later pie craving.
Delivery range: Collection or delivery within 10 miles.
254 Hackney Rd, London E2 7SJ
The Marksman pies are yet more legendary pies to seek out in London. The Hackney pub often has a pie on the menu when you're eating-in and their at-home selection is a pie lover's dream. Right now, multiple pies are available including a braised beef and winter truffle pie, a braised mushroom and Jerusalem artichoke pie and a chicken and girolle pie. We'd like them all, please. On a side note, their filled buns - the beef and barley are amazing - are something you should also add to your order.
Delivery range: Collection or delivery within eight miles.
26 St John St, Barbican, London EC1M 4AY
Introduced during the latest lockdown - but we're really hoping they continue - St John have been creating a new delivery pie every week. Past pies have included Pheasant and Trotter pie and a Pig & Potato pie. We particularly love the detailed descriptions with each pie, which indicates that one is from a "recipe entrusted to our Sous Chef Paris by his grandmother" and describes the cheese as "ready to slowly ooze from its pastry casing when the knife (or spoon) strikes". Just reading the descriptions will make you need the pie.
Delivery range: Collection only
102 Stoke Newington Church St, Stoke Newington, London N16 0LA
This is the latest opening from the people behind the Anchor & Hope and The Canton Arms. Recent pies have included pigs cheek with Breton cider which is part of their Heat At Home menu.
Delivery range: Collection or delivery within three miles from Stoke Newington
This is a new addition to London - a delivery-only pie shop created by Will Lewis who has worked in the kitchens at Brat, St. John Bread and Wine and Rochelle Canteen. His pies range from traditional to riffs on classics, like a spiced chicken and potato pie flavoured with cumin, fennel and fenugreek. He also sells a nice line in desserts too including treacle and Bakewell tarts.
Delivery range: Delivers across London
Even more pies!
Benares have just launched two new pies on their Benares@Home menu which are going to be a permanent addition. Choose from Chicken Tikka or Tandoori Paneer - both come with a sweet berry chutney.
Joy at Portobello - Stevie Parle's shop and restaurant always has a sweet pie on the menu - right now, it's forced rhubarb.
4&20 Famous PIes - are a delivery-only business based in Southwark doing trad pies with an extensive vegan/veggie-friendly selection too.
Radford Pies - if you've been watching 22 and counting on the TV, this is the family's pie company where dad Noel makes the pies. They deliver across the UK, but they're currently inundated with orders.
Wild & Game - as the name suggests, their pies focus on game. Premium pies include a steak, pheasand and ale pie along with Venison, red wine and cranberry.
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