I once worked at a restaurant on a street neighbouring The Pie Tin in Newtown. Each morning my boss would ask me to order her coffee from “the nice new place just behind us” and each morning I would saunter through the back street to The Pie Tin, unbeknownst to what seasonal delights laid within. In my morning haze I’d yawn, order her piccolo latte and saunter back to work to begin a day of exciting administrative duties.
Months later our paths crossed a little more directly (and later in the day, thankfully) as I was was working on a Pie’s in Sydney feature which was all very fun and exciting. I received a call from them a while later and, long story short; when The Pie Tin ask you to take some photos for them you heed their call. HEED IT. The food here is slow cooked, ingredients are respected, rustic sensibilities are retained and, as cliché as it sounds a lot of love goes into their pies… it’s all good. Really good. The idea of seasonality is well past a novelty in Sydney these days so for an establishment to consistently pour out plates and plates of comforting food in line with what’s in season rather than what’s on trend, well, it’s no wonder why they’re so successful. If you’re in need of a little pick-me-up I’d recommend a visit; instead of an assumed exercise in #cryeating you’ll be graced with a plate of comfort food so delicious and heartwarming you’ll feel more content than ever on your way out (I know from experience and as you know I am the #cryeating master).
But! You didn’t come here to read about what I have to say, I mentioned photos earlier so here they are, some of which have been popping up on their Facebook page. If you’re reading this chances are you’ve already visited this holy grail of pies, but if not, you won’t be needing much convincing after a quick scroll south (all compliments to the chefs, not the photographer!).
PS. If you enjoy my #pieporn feel free to vote for me in the Pedestrian Blogster Awards (so shameless)!