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Jun 14, 2008 04:21 PM

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, 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.