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Cornish Pasties in DC (or online)?

I've spent some time in the UK, and I love Cornish Pasties because they're such great food on the go, and act almost as a comfort food for me.

Any idea if there are shops in the DC area that sell pasties? Online retailers are fine too - I'm not picky about how I get my pasties. Thanks!

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  1. Well, it's a bit of a hike, but Cape Dutch Bakery in Accokeek, MD might have what you're looking for. It's run by a South African, and I've heard they sell what you're looking for. You might want to call ahead first.

    Also, there's a business called Kiwi Kuisine (http://www.kiwikuisine.com). It's run by a guy my bf played rugby with. He makes and sells New Zealand style meat pies. Might not be exactly what you are used to getting in the UK, but it's worth a shot!

    Also, in a pinch, and in DC, you might give Julia's Empanadas a try. I know it's not a pasty, but it's what my bf likes to eat when he's homesick and craving a meat pie!

    1. There is a little shop in Aldie, VA (just past South Riding on Route 50) called The British Pantry. They sell frozen pasties that are tasty! They also have frozen sausage rolls that are wonderful. The closest I have found to the overseas version. The shop also carries all the British potato 'crisps' and candies - i.e., Cadbury.

      On the side of the shop, they have a tea room. It is reservations only and they do teas plus lunches. EXCELLENT Shepherd's Pie!

      http://thebritishpantry.us/ - You can also order things online

      1. wegman's carries a brand called mr pastie which are pretty damn good for frozen pasties.

        1. I'm also hunting for pasties in DC. Julia's Empanadas makes great empanadas, but they aren't quite the same as pasties. I used to eat them on the reg in the UK. I'll check out British Pantry and Wegmans.

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          1. re: laugh riot

            Have you called Commonweath Pup to see if they offer them as a special? I see they have pork pies, not the same but...

            1. re: MrsWheatie

              They don't - I've asked the Chef about it.

          2. The beef burek at Restaurant Cosmopolitan, a Bosnian place on Route 1 south of Alexandria, struck me as surprisingly similar.

            (Giant supermarkets used to carry Mr. Pastie, and I've missed that. I'll check next time I'm at Wegmans.)

            1. this place hasn't opened yet, but is expected to in June 2010. it called the Pure Pasty Co. in Vienna, Va.
              this seems to be the real deal!

              1. I realize this is an old thread, however.......

                There is a very, very odd Scottish pastry shop in Adelphi, MD in the same strip as Ledo's pizza. It is run by an Indian gentleman, and he has carried over many of the Scottish specialties from the original owners. It could be that you'd have to order pasties in advance, but I'm pretty sure I saw a sign for them. Stepping into this shop is a bizarro experience. Really, it's hard to believe a place like this exists. If you are going to University of Maryland for any reason, it's worth it to at least peek inside.


                Ledo Restaurant
                4509 Knox Road, College Park, MD 20740

                1. Joe's Pasty Shop in Ironwood, MI. They ship. yeah....