For Aussies, Brits and Americans, pies are one of the most nostalgia-inducing of comestibles. The saying ‘As American as apple pie’ gives a clue to the cultural importance of this sweet object of desire. The pies at this impossibly cute shop, which opened in November 2014, don’t disappoint. The gorgeous aroma of buttery pastry grabs you as you walk through the door, and the pies – both sweet and savoury – are hot, flaky, hand-held pockets of bliss. The menu of 15-plus pies changes monthly. We tried a couple of classics: one meaty, one with apple; both had beautiful golden glazed tops, plenty of filling and spot-on spicing. Pies cost from ¥350-¥480, are good value, and just the right size for an afternoon pick-me-up with a tea or coffee.
UPDATE: Little Pie Factory closed permanently in spring 2017.
|Venue name:||[CLOSED] Little Pie Factory|
5-16-6 Minami-Azabu, Minato-ku
|Opening hours:||9am-7pm daily|
|Transport:||Hiroo Station (Hibiya line)|