sakers1If I’m honest I don’t envisage a massive market in this book for vegetarians for fairly obvious reasons. And even though I’m partial to a cheese and onion pie, I would nearly always overlook it for a meatier option when selecting my prey.

So I’d say vegetarian pies make up no more than 5% of the book and even so, it’s more  a case that it was a quirky meat-free flavour like a butter or macaroni pie rather than a dedicated veggie option.

I made a pilgrimage to the arty enclave of Hebden Bridge a couple of times in search of several other establishments but upon coming across Sakers organic bakery I had to give it a bash. Everything in Hebden is “organic”; it’s full of gift shops selling trinkets and baubles and is ridiculously avant garde situated as it is deep within the Pennines.

Nevertheless they have a fantastic range of bread and cakes and even sell (presumably) Quorn veggie sausage rolls along with pasties! Their pie flavours were cheese and onion, Mediterranean veg and Mexican chilli and cheese and it’s the latter in particular which tickles my fancy. 

It’s a flat dish pie and is served excessively warm as the foil tray scalds my hand. The best compliment I can give it is that I didn’t even care that there was no meat in it, it was highly filling with an impressive kaleidoscope of colour to it and if I’m honest I’m such a big chilli fan I’d put it on my cornflakes.


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No. 2 Deacons of Westoning

No. 3 Murdochs Macaroni Pie

No. 4 Greenhalghs Vindaloo Pie

No. 5 Pieminster Shamrock Pie

No.6 The Crusty Cob

No.7 The French Oven Minced Beef and Mushy Peas Pie

No.8 The Rolling Pin

No. 9 Walkers Pork Pie 

No.10 Potts Pies

No.11 Scouse Pie

No.12 Dickinson & Morris Creamy Chicken Pie

No.13 Plested Pies of Southampton

No.14 Haffners Meat and Potato Pie

No.15 Treflach Farm Pork & Apple Pie

No.16 TJ Parry-Jones & Daughters

No.17 Wienholts Steak Pie

No.18 Peggys of Ambleside

No.19 Crusty Pie Company

No.20 Elliotts of Northampton

No. 21 Lathams of Southport

No.22 The Killie Pie

No.23 Galloways Meat and Potato Pie

No.24 Pooles Pies

No.25 Aulds Steak and Haggis Pie

No.26 M.Newitt Steak Pie