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The Pie Hole (Burnaby): Stuff Your Pie Hole

If you’ve read my blog long enough, you know that I’ve often gushed about the pies from The Pie Hole. When they finally opened a store front on Fraser St in Vancouver last year, I thought my dreams had finally come true. Well, earlier this year, they opened up a brand new location in Burnaby only a few minutes from my work place.
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The Pie Hole: One of the Best Pie Shops in Vancouver

About ten years ago, there was a tv show on air called Pushing Daisies about a man with the ability to bring back the dead… but with certain consequences. Together with his formerly-deceased childhood crush, he used his abilities to solve murder cases. The reason why I mention this is because the main character was a baker and opened a restaurant called “The Pie Hole”. Since then, I’ve had a fascination with being able to walk into a shop called “The Pie Hole” and order up a bunch of different tasty pies.
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Hilltop Diner – Blast From the Past

As someone who lives and works around Vancouver/Burnaby, I don’t usually find myself out in the sticks very often. Okay, Fort Langley isn’t exactly the sticks… but I did get the whole small town rural vibe going on as I got closer to my destination.
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Renfrew Cafe – Matcha Mochi Anko Pie

Renfrew Cafe is a cute little shop located diagonally across from Notre Dame Secondary School selling an assortment of savory and sweet pies… and who doesn’t love pies?

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Piroshky Piroshky (Seattle) – Busy Russian Bakery

While strolling along Pike Place in Seattle, you’re bound to come across the first Starbucks location near Pike Place Market… the long lineups and the old-style Starbucks logo is a dead giveaway. In actuality, the first Starbucks was originally located about a block away at 2000 Western Avenue before it was moved to the current location in 1976.

Speaking of long lineups, the lineup at Piroshky Piroshky can rival that of the nearby Starbucks. Not to be confused with the Polish perogy, piroshkies are Russian baked or fried buns that are filled with sweet or savory fillings. The sweet aroma of baked products will draw you in to see what the crowds are here for.

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Golden Crust – Pocket Pie

We were out at the Steveston Farmers Market in July with Sophie and came across this little tent serving up Pocket Pies. Read the rest of this entry

The Pie Shoppe – Smallest Pie Shop in Vancouver?

Late last year, The Pie Shoppe opened up in a little nook located in Chinatown.  If you walk along Gore Street, you couldn’t be blamed for missing this little shop next to Lok’s Produce. Read the rest of this entry

The Pie Hole – Savory and Sweet Pies

As I mentioned on my last post on The Mighty Oak, one of the main reasons for visiting was to pick up fresh baked pies from The Pie Hole in Vancouver.  There’s a few other places that they supply and your best bet right now is to check their twitter feed @pieholevan as they usually tweet when they make deliveries. Read the rest of this entry

The Mighty Oak – More Than Just a Grocery Store

After finishing off an early morning meal at Slickity Jim’s, I headed down to 18th and Columbia to an interesting corner store called The Mighty Oak. Read the rest of this entry

Savary Island Pie Company

While I’ve never been much of a pie-eater before (I’m more of a cake-person), I have to admit that my interest in pies peaked while watching Pushing Daisies a few years ago.  In that show, Ned, the main character (who has the unique ability to bring people back to life – with possible dire consequences) runs a place call The Pie Hole. Read the rest of this entry