Nothing says Australia like a good ol’ fashioned meat pie! After cheering on all the Big Swim participants, I stopped in at Upper Crust Pies in Collaroy. Green and Gold beckons me in, as does the savory smell of pastry. Tempting flavors fill the menu board and happy customers, who seem to know exactly what the deal is, stroll out the door looking gleeful.
We opt for a steak, cheese and potato pie and a butter chicken pie. Both were hot, full of flavor and filling. The steak cheese and potato pie had mashed potato as the top ‘crust’ and the saucy steak filling was held in by a solid pastry bottom crust. The butter chicken was really delicious, and a step above the other pie we tried in terms of it’s depth of flavor.
Upper Crust Pie is worth a visit when passing through the Northern Beaches in Sydney. Hit the beach then hit the Upper Crust!