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Everyone Back Down, Australia’s Best Pies Have Officially Been Revealed

If your friends are anything like mine, you’ve had at least four heated conversations about the best kind of pie this year alone. I wish I was joking. But now me, you, all our friends and literally every local bakery in Australia can back down, because experts have officially found the best pie in the country.

There’s a lot that goes into a decision like this: What’s inside the pie? What’s on top of the pie? How well does the crust hold up? How many can you smash on a drunken night out?

We can’t confirm if this was the official criteria for The Baking Association of Australia‘s annual Best Pie and Pastie Competition but regardless, they’ve crowned their winner. They also handed down judgement on Australia’s best mince and chunky beef pie, vegetarian pie, seafood pie and gourmet pie, among others. Ladies and gentlemen, drumroll please…

Here are the best pies in Australia:

Here is the official ranking of the best pies in Australia, including the above categories. Read it, and shut up because I can’t hear you, I’ve gone to find a pie.

Australia’s Best Pie:

Caramelised Pork and Pepper at Country Cob Bakery

 

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These guys defended their 2018 crown with a Caramelised Pork & Pepper pie which sounds *chef kissy fingers*.

When they won the competition last year, the owner told SBS Food that he dreams about making pies for the competition. Seems like it’s working out for him, because Country Cob Bakery also won gold medals for their plain Mince Beef, Curry Beef, Mushroom and Leek and gourmet pies. They also won three gold medals in the Seafood Pie comp, which absolutely should not be a thing that exists, but here we are.

Where: 130-132 Mollison St, Kyneton, Victoria

Australia’s Best Plain Mince Beef Pie:

Oven Crisp Bakery

 

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Diners say of Oven Crisp Bakery: “The filling contains peppery mince meat and a few chunky bits just to keep things interesting. Gravy is at just the perfect consistency to surprise your tastebuds at first bite without overwhelming them with salt. These pies will never need to go to a dentist again because they already got perfect fillings!”

Where: Stockland Riverton, cnr High Road and Willeri Drive, Riverton, Perth, Western Australia

Australia’s Best Plain Chunky Beef Pie:

Whittlesea Bakehouse

Diners say of Whittlesea Bakehouse: “I simply love this place. I live an hour away but worth it for their famous pies.”

Where: 34 Church St, Whittlesea, Victoria

Australia’s Best Beef Flavoured Pie:

Steak & Pepper pie at Edison Bakehouse

 

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Diners say of Edison Bakehouse: “I have never tasted one this good, seriously. The pastry was flawless, the consistency was perfect and the taste was sensational.”

Where: 37 Main Road, Monbulk, Victoria

Australia’s Best Vegetarian Pie:

Curried Pumpkin, Fetta & Spinach pie at Gusto Bakery

 

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Diners say of Gusto Bakery: “So happy that my fave bakery in the world has opened in Moonee Ponds. The best testimonial I can give these guys is this: I used to drive across four suburbs to get to the one in Strathmore.”

Where: 285 Napier St, Strathmore, Victoria; 139 Station St, Fairfield, Victoria & 19 Hall St, Moonee Ponds, Victoria

Australia’s Best Seafood Pie:

Curry Scallop pie at Country Cob Bakery

 

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Diners say of Country Cob Bakery: “Ordered a couple of the award winners and they didn’t disappoint! To be honest the best thing about the pastries were the fact that they were the perfect temperature, so you can eat them straight away without burning the roof of your mouth”

Where: 130–132 Mollison St, Kyneton, Victoria

Australia’s Best Poultry Pie:

Satay Chicken pie at Four Seasons Patisserie Bakery

Diners say of Four Seasons Patisserie Bakery: “Best pies in Australia! Eat your sumptuous meat pie with one hand…and no worries about losing your filling. Beef and Mushroom is my favourite but they are all so good.”

Where: Kelmscott Plaza, 2865 Albany Highway, Kelmscott, Western Australia

Australia’s Best Gourmet Pie:

Caramelised Pork and Pepper pie at Country Cob Bakery

 

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Diners say of Country Cob Bakery: “We had to stop for this…. Great friendly atmosphere and attentive staff. Tried the double award winning Beef Pie and omg!!!! Glad we decided to stop, well worth it and enjoyed the pit stop. I understand why they have won so many awards.”

Where: 130–132 Mollison St, Kyneton, Victoria

Australia’s Best Gluten Free Pie:

Thai Red Curry pie at JoJo’s Gluten Free Goodies

 

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Diners say of JoJu’s Gluten Free: “Quality ingredients and tastes great, best GF option I’ve tried! Highly recommended!”

Where: 995 Kernot Loch Road, Kernot, Victoria

There you go, friends, the best pies in Australia! Who else can hear their stomach rumbling?

*Reviews have been edited for style and clarity.

(Lead image: Country Cob Bakery / Facebook)