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Aussie Pie Guy, Street Food City, Dine Out Vancouver Festival 2014, Vancouver Art Gallery

Aussie Aussie Aussie, Pie Pie Pie

January 26 in Vancouver, Canada marks a great convergence of two events. It’s Australia Day, and running concurrently is the Dine Out Vancouver Festival.

I’m at the North Plaza of the Art Gallery in the city’s downtown/CBD. Here over 20 food trucks are participating in the Street Food City in conjunction with the Dine Out festival. This is the third consecutive year for food trucks to highlight their street food over a period of five days.

One thing I’ve learned after spending time throughout Australia and New Zealand is I’ve frequent serious cravings for their meat pie. Months ago, I looked for meat pies in Vancouver, and with a quick online search, my eyeballs made a beeline to Aussie Pie Guy.

Street Food City, Dine Out Vancouver Festival 2014
Aussie Pie Guy, Street Food City, Dine Out Vancouver Festival 2014, Vancouver Art Gallery

I’ve had the smooth stylins’ of their chook (chicken) pie previously, but I see today they have Kangaroo Pie: “kangaroo mince with sweet potato mash, bacon, and pepperberry spices.” Without hesitation, I get the kanga pie “epic” style, complete with peas, mashed potatoes, and gravy.

First bite in is a winner: savory ground meat with smoky BBQ-like hints from the bacon, the blend of sweet and spicy flavours from the sweet potato and pepperberry, a golden flaky pie crust shell, all topped with just chewy mashed peas, creamy mashed potatoes, and a generous portion of warm thick brown gravy.

I feel loss in the final bite, because the pie is done and gone.

(Watch how I stuff me piehole at the 1 minute 9 second mark in the video here …)

Doesn’t that pie make you want to reach over and dig in? For addicts like me, the Aussie Pie Guy food truck is out and about Vancouver, ready to satisfy everybody’s need for Australian meat pies.

Aussie Pie Guy, Street Food City, Dine Out Vancouver Festival 2014, Vancouver Art Gallery

Amy and Hayley: “Aussie Pie Guy” food truck

Thanks to the Australian ladies for their hospitality and conversation! I made all of the photos above on Australia Day (26 January) 2014. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-4oU.

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24 Responses to “Aussie Aussie Aussie, Pie Pie Pie”

    • fotoeins

      Hi, Stephen. Perhaps there is great opportunity here: band together with some Aussies, raise some capital, and start up a Aussie Pie truck, Bay Area style! 🙂 I’d send some pie, but I don’t think the pie would survive the trip!

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    • fotoeins

      Hi, Jenny. As I’m sure you know, there are many Australians and New Zealanders passing through Vancouver. In particular, the southern winter’s exodus means a busy influx in time for our northern summer. 🙂 And yes, please do tell your mates in Vancouver! Thanks for reading and for your comment!

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    • fotoeins

      All of the time I’ve spent in Australia and New Zealand has had me fall in love with (among many things) cricket, rugby, TimTams, flat whites, and savory meat pies. If the photo of the Kanga Pie made you crave for one, then I consider it a job well done on my part. 🙂 And oh yes, the people in both countries were absolutely lovely and brilliant, too. 😉 Thanks for reading and for your comment!

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    • fotoeins

      Hey, Roy. Sounds like it’s time for you to chase down a pie from Aussie Pie Guy … for example. Ones I’ve had in Granville Island Public Market aren’t bad either. 🙂 Hope you’re doing well!

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    • fotoeins

      Hi and thanks, Jo! I love it: “lashings of dead horse”. From where does that phrase originate? If it’s Australia, it’s another golden check-mark for the folks down-under! I think I now would like to try another pie with small portions of gravy and tomato sauce. 🙂

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    • fotoeins

      Hi, Bronwyn. When Australians expats in Vancouver head to the truck for some pie and they tell others about it online, the folks at the pie truck are doing something right. Aussie Pie Guy also has ginger beer imported from Australia. Yum! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and for your comment!

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    • fotoeins

      Hi, Bronwyn. Here in Canada, I grew up with the ubiquitous “Canada Dry” brand of ginger ale. But after spending time in Australia and being introduced to ginger beer, I crave the stuff, and it’s another reason why the Aussie Pie Guy food cart here in Vancouver is deffo a sweet-az fave. 🙂

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    • fotoeins

      I heard a whole heap of Aussies saying the same thing throughout my time in Australia: pretty much equal coverage across the Tasman Sea! 😉

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    • fotoeins

      In Australia, I visited friends in Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Adelaide, and Perth. In New Zealand, I traveled mostly through the South Island : Picton, Christchurch, Greymouth, Franz Josef Glacier Township, Fox Glacier Township, Queenstown, Dunedin. I’ve also spent a bit of time in Auckland and in Wellington. Obviously, there remain “huge tracts of land” to explore in each of the two fine nations.

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    • fotoeins

      That’d be a great idea for Australia Day: a pie, ginger beer, and Triple J in the background. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and for your comment!

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