Living in the lucky country, there are MANY things we Aussies have to be grateful for and at the very top of that list is the humble pie. Think about it; crispy pastry goodness filled with tastiest of fillings and all coming together in a convenient, hand-held treat topped with another top Aussie goodie, tomato sauce.
The lucky country, see.
The beloved pie began its life as a simple guy (definitely a guy) with a tasty meat filling that couldn’t be faulted. Now though, times have changed and the pie has been forced to change with them. And of course, we are all about that.
Enter, Pie Pie (so nice they named it twice). It’s Burleigh Heads epic new eatery and you guessed, it is the pie shop of your ‘Strayan dreams.
Found on the corner of the Gold Coast Highway and Second Ave, Pie Pie has taken up space where a convenience store once lived and it is bringing you some absolute gourmet goodness of the pie variety.
Owners Paul and Daniel Serpa saw a gap in the gourmet pie market and decided to dedicate an entire corner space to the newbie and just wait until you hear what’s on offer.
In terms of gourmet pies, there are gems like the Danny Dorito filled with slow braised pulled beef brisket, nacho cheese sauce and black beans and topped with lime guacamole and corn chips. It’s mind-blowing isn’t it?
Next up there’s the Chook vs. Mushroom with chunky chicken breast and field mushrooms in a braised leek mornay sauce and topped with Camembert cheese and a juicy mushroom.
For breaky, because breaky pies are the best kind of pies, the Baconegganotar Pie is roast veg ragu, 24 hour pulled beef, streaky bacon, a free range egg, melted cheese and mini hash browns stacked over a crusty base.
They’re all absolute taste sensations.
There are also delicious bowls like the Samurai Bowl with crispy karaage chicken, shaved red cabbage, shredded cabbage, brown rice, all the salad stuff, wakame seaweed salad, Edamame beans, a boiled egg, Kewpie mayo, tamari and soy dressing, pickled ginger and Wasabi peas. So all the best things.
YUM. And there are epic jaffles too.
At Pie Pie, everything is made onsite. The meat is grain fed, organic veggies are used where possible, all the packaging is biodegradable and there’s no hormones, GMO or preservatives.
The team also make sweet treats like apple pie and tarts and use organic coffee by Joy.
It’s a bit of a healthy takeaway style situation right in the heart of Burleigh Heads and we predict everyone’s lives are about to be filled with a whole lot more pies.
Get in there guys, it’s the goods.
LOCATION: 1887 Gold Coast Hwy, Burleigh Heads
HOURS: 7am until 5pm weekdays and 7am until 7pm weekends
Words and photos by Kirra Smith