Aussie Food in L.A.
- Jeff May 8, 2006 04:02 PM
Does anyone know where to find authentic Australian food (meat pies, sausage rolls, lamingtons, etc.) in Los Angeles?
Hi... The Tudor House (2nd st. in Santa Monica), though a tea/brunch spot, has an adjoining british grocery shop and take out counter, with meat pies and sausage rolls and much more in its display case; plus lots of cool canned and packaged goodies like treacle, spotted dick, and vegemite and spreads. Don't know the difference between authentic australian and authentic british fare, but it may fit the bill for you...
These English places really specialize in English foods and imports, not Australian products like Tim Tams. Although with the food in the English places closely crossing over to Aussie dishes. I mean the traditional Aussie hot foods like pies and sausage rolls really are english.
As for Aussie products like Tim Tams (which for me were replaced by Mint Slices once I tried them) and Cherry Ripes, you are best off ordering on-line, I've had luck with the company below.
re: sally from LA
Haven't you been able to find Fish & Chips that are at least substantially similar in L.A.?
According to the info source below, Aussie's consume cod in theirs, although slightly different from the English cod; therefore, what makes an order of Aussie "Fish & Chips" different from the English standard?
Flake (shark) is the quintessential Australian fish for fish and chips - cod is rarely used, with flounder and snapper as the most popular alternatives to shark. Potato cakes (slices of potato, dipped in batter and deep fried along with the fish) are as popular as chips to accompany fish. I go home for Christmas most years, and I look forward to my fish and chip fix all year, as do most of my xpat friends!
There used to be a place that sold pavlovas. Seriously . was it koala blue, or another place? Possibly a google search like pavlovas 323 might give you something.
..."find authentic Australian food (meat pies, sausage rolls"..
Authentic Meat Pies, Sausage Rolls & more are available shipped overnight frozen from:
Down Under Bakery (est. 2003)
Brooklyn, New York
Click on the link at the bottom for full list:
In L.A., here is a rec quote from an Aussie Ex-Pat:
"Located in Los Angeles, Nessie Pies make great Meat Pies, and also make sausage rolls (for a larger order). The pies we received are fully cooked (frozen) and just required re-heating in the oven - instructions were provided.
Every Nessie Pie is hand made from scratch and contains 100% USDA choice beef. No artificial ingredients or preservatives are used."
For more information on delivery and prices please contact:
PH: (310) 400-2883
PH: (310) 753-4477
They are actually Scottish.
They have no store yet.
They will try and arrange for local delivery - depends on where you are.
Been doing this for 15 years.
Sell 12,000 pies a year; growing by word-of-mouth recs.
Although NON-Aussie-Authentic, there is of course the Tudor House in Santa Monica for English Pies. It's at least a "store" you can walk into.
I forgot to mention, but at Costco they sometimes carry:
Mrs. Patterson's Brand of
Aussie Meat Pies - Frozen
Motto = "Superior Koality"
Bronzed Aussie in downtown LA is the place to go. I've enjoyed several of their meat pies and sausage rolls. They also have lamingtons and other types of pies (seafood, spinach/egg). They are a little hard to find -- in an alley on Los Angeles St.
714 S Los Angeles St, 714A
Los Angeles, CA 90014
In addition to Bronzed Aussie is Pie-Not in Costa Mesa. One can then hit up Sidecar Donuts afterwards. Personally I'm not much of an Aussie-style meat pie/sausage roll myself so both places were just okay. I think I liked Bronzed more (crust+filling).