Want to upgrade your Four and Twenty footy pie to something a touch fancier? Here are our favourite pieces of pastry getting around town right now
They're dough fiends at this quirky bakery - they even do an apple pie thickshake – but our vote on the savoury front goes to the chilli-boosted egg and bacon number surrounded by flaky pastry. $5.60. Spotswood.
Beer. Pie. It's a no-brainer match and happily, the pastry option at this brew-hall is a ripper: a gratifyingly chunky classic combo of beef and red wine served with pea and bean salad and tangy home made tomato sauce. $22. Fitzroy.
Vegetarian? Vegan? This is the place to go for your one handed meal fix. The mushroom pie is a rib-sticker, with caramelised onion bringing added sweetness to the deal. $2.50. Preston.
This is the pastry your grandma would make. Rustic and buttery in an artery-damning way. The filling's not bad either, made with free range braised beef bunkering down in a tangy red wine and rosemary gravy. $8.50. Port Melbourne.
Bursting with smoked trout and fresh prawns this is what to order when you want a seafood bonanza. Cooked and served in a big dish, the jumble of fish and crustaceans is topped with a jaunty hat of bronzed puff pastry. $32. Fitzroy.
Boasting the best business name in the game and a potentially authentic photo of Julia Gillard hoovering the goods, this shop does all the pies from the very good chunky beef to a very odd chicken number with avocado and brie. $ 5.10. Pakenham.