Kanga. And if, like myself, you didn’t know what Aussie pies were before you heard of Kanga, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without them."> Kanga. And if, like myself, you didn’t know what Aussie pies were before you heard of Kanga, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without them." />

Cheap Eat of the Week: Kanga’s Aussie meat pies


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Kanga’s Aussie-style pies (Image: Gizelle Lau)

Finally, Aussie pies have arrived in Toronto thanks to Kanga, a new local business. And if, like myself, you didn’t know what Aussie pies were before you heard of Kanga, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without them.

What’s an Aussie pie? Compared to traditional British meat pies, the down-under version is made with a puff pastry crust, and it has a heartier filling, with gravy or sauce. It’s also conveniently hand-held; the pies are a popular on-the-go food in Australia and New Zealand.

Behind Kanga’s Aussie-style pies are Erynn Mayes and Megan Chan, who, after spending some time in Australia, began to test and develop, bringing their pies to the Toronto Underground Market last October.

At the end of August, the girls began to sell their meat pies in select stores across Toronto such as Sanagan’s Meat Locker and at two Hot Oven Bakery locations (Roncesvalles and the Kingsway).

Pick up one of the pies for $6-8 in steak and bacon, butter chicken, creamy zucchini or traditional meat.

Hot Oven Bakery, 177 Roncesvalles Ave., 416-588-8222

Gizelle Lau is a food/travel writer and photographer in Toronto who lives from one meal to the next. Her column, Cheap Eat of the Week, highlights dishes that cost $10 or less. Follow her on Twitter for your daily dose of food from in/around the city.

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