In a most unsuspecting spot on SW 152nd Street in Burien, is an authentic little slice of Down Under.  Upon entering The Australian Pie Company, which has been at its current location since 1998, you’ll be greeted with a cheery “G’Day” (Australian for “Hello”) or “How’re you goin’?”  (Aussie slang for “What’s Up?”).

The fare they are offer is a variety of the popular meat pie.  A comfort food, similar to the homemade pot pies and shepherd’s pies that mom used to make.  The Australian Pie Company makes all their pies by hand and come in 9-inch family size pies, a 5-inch “lunch pie”, or 2-inch sampler size.  The crusts are flaky and golden, and the company claims they are free of cholesterol and trans-fats.  You can choose a variety of beef pies, with fillings including cheese, tomato, mushroom or bacon.  The chicken pies can come with asparagus or a barbeque chicken, as well as the traditional white sauce filled chicken pie.  Vegetarians will be pleased with the pies stuffed with sauteed veggies.

Australians like their coffee, so you can be sure you’ll get a good cuppa or latte with your meal.  To be an impressive customer, ask the barista for a “flat white”, the Australian equivalent of a plain latte or cafe o’lait.

If  it’s your sweet tooth it aching, look no farther than the lamingtons.  An Aussie treat, it’s a butter cake, dipped in chocolate and sprinkled with coconut.  A real crowd pleaser.

Want to take a bit of Australia home with you?  You can shop for some of Australia’s staple groceries, like Tim Tam cookies and Vegemite (Hint: Vegemite tastes best on toasted white bread with a bit of butter or margarine first).

And if you’re having your own Crocodile Dundee themed party, there’s an online order form so you’ll be sure to have enough pies for your gathering.  You’ll be a hit with your mates.


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