You may not have known it existed, you may even believe it doesn’t need to exist, but alas, it’s British Pie Week! And there’s no denying a pie, whether it be filled with pork, blackberry and apple, or even curried chickpeas, is a quintessential British staple which most brits would list as an ideal comfort food. Here in York, we’re lucky to have an abundance of independent eateries that can appreciate the demand for a traditional pie, giving York locals a taste of home, and tourists from further afield a taste they won’t forget.
Shambles Sausage & Pie Company
A landmark stop-off down the cobbles of the Shambles, this humble sausage and pie shop certainly packs a punch. With all of their pies made fresh in the early hours of every morning, the Shambles Sausage & Pie Company are known for their dedication to the craft of making a really great pie. You can place an order to pick up from the shop, or you can stop-off to have a proper browse at all their delicious pie flavours, such as wild boar pie, pork and black pudding, and even Scotch pies. But be quick, you’ll need to get there early before stock sells out!
45 Shambles, York YO1 7LX
Joining Goodramgate at the very beginning of the pandemic, in March 2020, Little Arras began serving their exquisite bakes to the good people of York at a time when they probably needed it most! Alongside delicate sweet tarts, pastries, cookies and more, Little Arras have also nailed the pie game! Serving enticing flavours such as potato cheese truffle, beef cheek and red wine, or Spanish-style lamb, you’d be a fool not to add Little Arras to your list on your pie tour of York!
50 Goodramgate, York YO1 7LF
Hunters of Helmsley
For over 30 years, Hunters of Helmsley has been serving top quality produce to locals and day trippers alike, showcasing some of the best Yorkshire produce and supporting local suppliers. At their deli is where you’ll find their mouth-watering pies; sourced from the Original Baker, choose from a range of mouth-watering flavours including slow roast pork in a cream and cider sauce, chicken, bacon and mushroom, and many more! Available to collect in the shop, or to order for deliveries online.
13 Market Place, Helmsley YO62 5BL
The Hairy Fig
With the help of the Hairy Fig, you can bring the celebrations of British Pie Week home to enjoy; with their delivery service, order pies to bake at home, and fill your house with those almighty smells! Choose from flavours including spiced root vegetable and camembert pie, vegan pie, peppered steak and ale pie, and many more! Alternatively you can pop into the deli on Fossgate to browse the full selection and grab some pies to go.
39 Fossgate, York YO1 9TF