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Amazing Chicken Pot Pie - my new fav quick dinner

dinin and dishin Mar 19, 2008 07:52 PM

I recently discovered Summerhill Grocery's chicken pot pies and I'm totally addicted. Big chunks of chicken, no cheap filler, amazing puff pastry. Great taste. $4.99 for a small. Quite likely the best savoury pie I've ever had. Total comfort food.

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  1. JamieK RE: dinin and dishin Mar 20, 2008 05:03 AM

    We have some kind of pot pie from there now on a weekly basis. You should try the cheese & broccoli chicken pie, not always available but it's delicious. Also, the quiches are good too.

    Summerhill Market
    446 Summerhill Ave, Toronto, ON M4W, CA

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      dinin and dishin RE: JamieK Apr 25, 2008 09:43 AM

      Tried the lentil pie - it was awful
      But tried the tortierre this week and it was delightful.

    2. TorontoJo RE: dinin and dishin Mar 20, 2008 05:53 AM

      They're great, aren't they? The turkey pot pie is just as good. The steak and mushroom... not so much. I'd skip those if I were you.

      Summerhill Market is a fantastic little place -- especially since it's so darn hard to find the first time.

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        JamieK RE: TorontoJo Mar 20, 2008 05:59 AM

        Yes, I second the turkey pie. I wish the steak and mushroom had more mushrooms or something in it. We have it once in a while. Definitely pass on the steak & kidney. I didn't try it but a member of my household, usually a steak & kidney pie lover when he's out at a pub, couldn't eat it, found it too strong on kidney flavour.

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        miranda RE: dinin and dishin Mar 20, 2008 07:35 AM

        Chicken pot pie at Cumbrae's is also yummie....traditional pie crust loaded with veggies and chicken....Miranda

        1. estufarian RE: dinin and dishin Mar 20, 2008 07:39 AM

          Chris Klugman has been the in-house chef there for a number of years. He was (is) always talented. I recall him at several places, especially at Karins (on Cumberland) which was the first non-smoking restaurant in Toronto and one of my faves for a long time - a succession of talented chefs who were seemingly given a free hand (although his bio says before that he was at Stadtlanders - another early favourite of mine).
          Chris can often be seen wandering the store in his whites.

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            downtown RE: dinin and dishin Apr 25, 2008 12:42 PM

            I agree Summerhill Market's pies are great. Somewhere else to try, believe it or not, is the Sobeys on St. Clair just a block or so east of Yonge. The chcken pot pies at the deli counter are excellent - lots of chicken and an amazingly flaky crust. Big enough for two generous portions and somewhere around $5 or so.

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              JamieK RE: downtown Apr 25, 2008 03:50 PM

              Hmm, interesting. I was there one day and overheard a customer asking the deli manager how early he had to be there to get a meat pie. Apparently, he'd come for the pie and they had already run out. This was around 1 pm.

              I'm going to have to check this pie out. Thanks!

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                downtown RE: JamieK Apr 26, 2008 04:54 AM

                Let me know what you think.

            2. Charles Yu RE: dinin and dishin Apr 26, 2008 06:03 AM

              I have tried both Summerhill's and Cumbrae's versions. Whilst both were good, I was stunned to find the various chicken and steak pies that I got recently from a 'South African' grocery store - Sedo Snax in Green Lane, Thornhill, outshines them both!!. The jam packed fillings and the gravy were very delicious. At $4.99, a much better value than Cumbrae's. Call ahead to make sure their ever popular chicken/mushroom, steak/onion and steak/mushroom aren't sold out.

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