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May 7, 2010 11:15 PM

Meat pies

Where do you go to get a good commercial frozen meat pie? I've bought the Mortimer's from Sobey's which taste fine but are really -- surprisingly -- badly/sloppily made. Is there better? At one time M&M's had good meat pies but they don't seem to carry them now.

I like to keep a few on hand in the freezer for those emergency dinner nights when easy is the watchword.

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  1. St. John's Bakery makes a delicious meat pie and have them in both individual and full sizes. They use shredded meat instead of ground, just in case that matters to you. I used to by them at Fresh From the Farm, but it seems they no longer carry them. You could go to the primary retail location, or give them a call and ask where else they sell them.

    Fair warning, I didn't grow up on meat pie and this is the first one I've tried that I thought was delicious (all the others tasted like hamburger in pie crust to me). So it could be that the St. John's version is not "traditional" or it's just the first that appealed to my palate.

    1. I have seen chicken pot pie and tourtiere, both 12" for $10 in the fresh food area of Costco.
      Haven't tried them but they appear to freezeworthy.
      Summerhill market always has pot pies, around $18.

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      1. re: jayt90

        If you're in etobicoke, you could buy meat pies from the Hot Oven Bakery and freeze them.

        Hot Oven
        250 The East Mall, Toronto, ON M9B, CA

      2. Saucier meat pies are excellent and not at all sloppy. I get mine from Royal Beef. They do a great beef and guinness and a creditable chicken pot pie. The Farmers Market meat pies from Valu-Mart (and I assume any Loblaws) are also not bad in a pinch.

        Royal Beef
        1968 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4C, CA

        1. if you don't mind driving to dvp/lawrence - there is a fish and chip shop High Street (ex McNie's) that do incredible melton mowbray pie's you can take to go. Amazing, worth the drive.

          High Street
          55 Underhill Dr, Toronto, ON M3A2J8, CA

          1. Cumbrae's and Healthy Butcher both have really yummy meat pies.

            The Healthy Butcher
            565 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V, CA

            1636 Bayview Ave, Toronto, ON M4G, CA