HOME > Chowhound > Ontario (inc. Toronto) >
Are you making a specialty food? Share your adventure
TELL US

The Pie Commission

p
panko Aug 22, 2013 03:42 PM

These pies are fantastic! We tried the butter chicken and beef n' beer pies today. The all butter crust is light and flaky.

Check them out.

http://piecommission.com/

  1. m
    magic Aug 22, 2013 05:23 PM

    I was eyeballing this place as it sure looked good.

    Thanks for the scoop!

    1. MiniMom Aug 23, 2013 06:21 AM

      Sounds amazing and good pies/pasties are hard to come by. Heading there this weekend to check it out.

      1. Nevy Aug 23, 2013 06:29 AM

        Drat! They're not opened on the weekends... that's the only time I'm in the area.

        1 Reply
        1. re: Nevy
          m
          magic Aug 23, 2013 12:14 PM

          No weekends? Sucky. Don't know when I'll be able to get there, then.

        2. m
          Mila Sep 7, 2013 12:29 PM

          My god, that pie was astounding good. Did a u-turn upon spying it on the way to Costco. Braised Beef was slow cooked deliciousness with a few vegetables to accentuate the meaty goodness.
          The crust was salty, flaky, melt in your mouth (puff pastry, I believe). Would have demolished the whole thing in the gas lineup at Costco except that it was perfectly piping hot.

          1. c
            cheesymama Sep 7, 2013 12:33 PM

            What are the prices like? I don't see anything on their website.

            3 Replies
            1. re: cheesymama
              m
              Mila Sep 7, 2013 12:35 PM

              I think it was about $7 or $8 and there is a special for side, "The commish". Well worth it.

              1. re: Mila
                m
                magic Sep 7, 2013 12:43 PM

                Do you know if they are open weekends yet?

                1. re: Mila
                  c
                  cheesymama Sep 7, 2013 02:21 PM

                  Thanks.

              2. f
                FrenchSoda Sep 8, 2013 07:28 AM

                Just noticed this place yesterday while picking up pet food across the street. But really - not open weekends? Are they mainly providing for restaurants or stores in the area?

                1. Jacquilynne Sep 9, 2013 04:06 PM

                  In a similar vein, I tried these Kanga Pies earlier this summer at a music festival that had food trucks / booths on site: http://meatpiemates.com/the-pie.html

                  They were pretty damned good, so it's nice to see they're getting some regular distribution (Hot Oven Bakery and Sanagan's Meat Locker from the looks of it.)

                  1. f
                    fryerlover Sep 9, 2013 04:25 PM

                    Agreed! Pies are fantastic! Tried the butter chicken and also braised beef. Best pies I've had.....ever!

                    1. m
                      magic Sep 13, 2013 04:34 AM

                      This article says it will start to open on Saturdays from 12-5pm by the end of September.

                      Also discussing a possible downtown location.

                      http://www.blogto.com/bakery/the-pie-...

                      1. l
                        lsk Sep 13, 2013 02:22 PM

                        Just had the braised beef rib pie -- a great pie with the whole mushrooms and chunks of potato or turnip and bits of sweet potato. I got lucky and got a luscious little morsel of braised beef at the end.The crust really stands out with its aroma and has a good level of flakiness.

                        Also bought some frozen (well, fresh because they ran out of frozen) pies -- Vegelicious (the kale pie), the butter chicken, the beef rib, and the beef 'n beer. Can't wait to try the Vegelicious one!

                        FYI, they don't have the Not a Chicken Pot Pie anymore and the Thai Green Chicken Curry Pie wasn't on the menu.

                        1. s
                          sbug206 Sep 13, 2013 05:19 PM

                          I finally stopped by this place after shopping at Costco. Got 2 Butter Chicken, 1 Braised Beef and 1 Beef n Beer. So far the Butter Chicken is great. Very good flakey crust and tastey filling. Possibly the best meat pie I've had. Although very price at about $7+tax each. The meat pies from MacMillan Orchard are a better value.

                          1. 5
                            5andman Sep 21, 2013 03:02 PM

                            Tried the Braised Beef Rib Pie, fantastic with Sriracha hot sauce!

                            Also grabbed a suggested Caramel cake -- wasn't that impressed with it.

                            Great value for a lunch time meal. I'll be there a few times for lunch!

                            1. y
                              ylsf Sep 21, 2013 07:18 PM

                              I stopped by last night on my way to Costco (I usually don't shop at that Costco but it was on my way). I saw the sign and I recalled this thread even though I never read any of the posts in here. I was hoping it was "Good reviews" vs. "avoid this place" but I saw some customers waiting for their order and they seemed to really enjoy them from past experiences so I grabbed a Beef Brisket. I am not a fan of eating it in the take out container thing they have (cardboard folds down/etc) but I guess it is a neat design. I will buy some frozen next time I am in the area but I do wish the prices were lower.

                              3 Replies
                              1. re: ylsf
                                m
                                magic Sep 23, 2013 08:44 AM

                                How was the pie?

                                1. re: magic
                                  y
                                  ylsf Sep 23, 2013 08:52 AM

                                  It was quiet good :) haha.. Guess I should have mentioned that

                                  1. re: ylsf
                                    m
                                    magic Sep 23, 2013 08:54 AM

                                    No worries!

                                    Yeah, I want to go here....

                              2. y
                                ylsf Sep 23, 2013 10:09 AM

                                Don't think the BlogTO write up/pics have been posted here yet:

                                http://www.blogto.com/bakery/the-pie-...

                                1. n
                                  Nux2 Sep 23, 2013 10:27 PM

                                  Funny, I was thinking of checking this out today, based on the CH recs and then the Toronto Star writeup came out today. She loved it. Hope it won't be overrun -- I just need to try one pie :)

                                  http://www.thestar.com/life/restauran...

                                  1 Reply
                                  1. re: Nux2
                                    n
                                    Nux2 Sep 26, 2013 06:33 PM

                                    Delicious! Dropped by this evening and had a butter chicken pie and fries. The butter chicken insides had chickpeas and leeks in the curry. It was the teensiest bit spicy, very flavourful, and totally delicious, although I thought a bit heavy handed on the salt. The pie crust was divine.

                                    French fries were pretty perfect in my opinion. Cute little set-up with the takeout window, and a little difficult to find but well worth looking around for it.

                                  2. a
                                    ascendance Sep 27, 2013 10:48 AM

                                    I made pea soup and served my pie up as a pie floater. I think I would have preferred a chunkier texture to the pie filling, instead of the ground I got.

                                    Show Hidden Posts