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Craving for pasties in metro Detroit

I have a craving for pasties. Google informs me that there are six pastie specialists in the metro Detroit area. Did Google miss any? Since none are especially nearby, can anyone suggest one that's worth the drive from Dearborn with $4/gal gas (sigh)? Thanks!

Barb's Pasties & Pizza, 610 S Main St, Clawson

Weldon's Pasties, 2123 15 Mile Rd, Sterling Heights

Jimmies Pasties, 33825 5 Mile Rd, Livonia

Mary Denning's Cake Shoppe, 8036 N. Wayne Rd, Westland

Geno's Pizza & Pasties, 24705 John R Rd, Hazel Park

Dobber’s Pasties, 402 South Stephenson Ave., Iron Mountain

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  1. Have you tried Ackroyd's Scottish Bakery in Redford? I think it's at 5 Mile and Beach-Daly. They have a fair amount of Scottish foods; meat pies, pork pies, steak pies. I'm pretty sure they also have pasties.

    1. Google considers Iron Mountain in the metro Detroit area???

      How about the Pasty Shop in Southgate on Northline?

      Not too far from Dearborn...

      The traditional ones there (they do have some alternative pasties like broccoli and cheese, etc, that I haven't tried) are the best I have had down state. I lived in the the U.P. for many years, so I know a good pasty when I eat one.


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      1. re: momskitchen

        Can anyone tell me what the hours are for The Pasty Shop in Southgate?

        Also, is this place a restaurant, or strictly take-out? I'm in Monroe and am dying for a good pasty, and this seems like my closest option.


      2. Astoria Pastries in Greektown is a real treat, everything is wonderful

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        1. re: toro

          Toro, welcome to Michigan. A pasty--a Cornish meat pie often containing turnips or (my personal favorite) rutabagas--and a pastry are two very different things.

          Believe it or not, in parts of Mexico where there were immigrants from Cornwall there are Mexican-style pasties.

          I believe that Lawry's in Ishpeming, one of the great U.P. shops, now sells pasties online, but their website seems to be down. Try calling. Dobber's also sells online.

          1. re: Jim M

            Thanks for the correction, I will have to try these pasties.

        2. I can't add to the list, but can endorse Barb's. My next door neighbor is originally from the UP and says Barbs by far is the most authentic in this area.

          You could make it a combined trip and stop at Trader Joe's on Woodward while you're up here!

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          1. re: coney with everything

            If you are buying pasties online, pasty.com is where you want to go. Made by the folks that live in Still Waters retirement home in Calument.

          2. I'm not claiming they are the best but you can get Albies at many stores including large packs at GFS.
            The real question is to serve with or with out gravy!

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            1. re: Docsknotinn

              Wear your "troll" status proudly if you have gravy on the pasty.
              No Yooper would ever accept gravy on the Pasty, its ketchup or dry.

            2. I second the Barb's rec . The closest to the real thing around here . Unless you want to drive to St. Ignace .

              1. You could go to Pasty.com and order them from a place in the UP. They are made and packed by senior citizens and are the real deal. The Pasty Shop in Southgate is only take out if I remember corrctly and there is another place down Telegraph in like Flat Rock that has decent pasties. If I remember the name I will post it.

                1. Jacos Northern Exposure Cafe 14918 Telegraph Flat Rock.. We went and they were pretty darn tasty.

                  1. The Pasty shop is take out only I think. You can have real UP pasties delivered by going to www.pasty.com, they are the real deal packed by senior citizens just for you.

                    1. Superior Pasties
                      34379 Plymouth Rd
                      Livonia, MI 48150

                      (734) 425-9300 Made the UP er way

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                      1. re: itsaboutfood

                        My family loves Superior (with gravy). I'm not a pasty fan -- and only because one pasty equals about ten hours on the treadmill. Before they moved a year or so ago they were at the end of my street and it was the go-to carry out whenever I was out for the night.

                        The people are nice and the place is immaculately clean.

                      2. Here's another, the Donut Factory, in Warren. Not an ethereal dining experience, kind of workman-like.


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                        1. re: RedTop

                          Frozen pasties are also available at Jennies Pierogies in Garden City:


                          They also stock Mr. Ma<something>'s kielbasa.

                          Jennies Pierogies
                          6659 Middlebelt Rd, Garden City, MI 48135