THE BEST PIE DELIVERIES
Loads of pubs and restaurants have turned to takeaways and meal kits to keep all us fed during lockdown and the range is pretty astonishing – London is one of the best restaurant cities in the world after all. Sometimes though only one kind of food will do and there ain’t nothing like a hearty pie when it’s cold, dark and pissing down with rain outside. These are the best pie deliveries in town.
Willy’s Pies is a new kid on the block but he’s already delivering some of the best pies in London. The pies change weekly with just four options; one meat, one veggie and one sweet tart and the mainstay, the treacle tart. All savoury pies arrive ready-to-bake. Willy’s got big balls too, he’s grafted in some of London’s top restaurants Brat, St John Bread and Wine and Rochelle Canteen so it’s safe to say he defo delivers.
Nicholas Balfe has launched Levan To Go, offering a seasonal set menu of small plates, a sharing main and a tarte tatin that you just need to finish off at home. There are two options, meat and veggie, and it’s the latter that includes Levan’s epic mushroom, potato and Vacherin pie. Cheese, potato AND pastry that you can on the sofa in your joggers, literally what more could you want?
There’s only one pie available from Grateful Pies so it’s a good job that it’s a good’un. Created by Farika Holden, who was inspired by a dish in her grandmother’s recipe book, the pie has an olive oil crust and is filled with green lentils, apple, onion, celery, mushroom, potato and spices. Yes it’s a plant-based pie and each one serves six so you can keep a lot vegans well fed with one of these babies.
The Marksman is back with a provisions menu, meaning you can get your hands on some of their classics at home. They’ve stripped it right down to the elite dishes only – buns, roasts and pies – and all you have to do is finish them off. The pies can even be frozen, so makes sense to order a whole batch right?
The Camberwell Arms
This South London pub is known for doing great grub and it’s not letting lockdown get in the way of that by offering pies and sides for delivery. There’s beef, ale & bone marrow or celeriac, porcini & marscapone pies with roast cabbage and potato gratin on the side, or a fish pie with dauphinoise top with sprouting broccoli and caper butter. YUM.
St John Bread and Wine
This isn’t technically a pie delivery because these are only available for collection from the Spitalfields restaurant but we couldn’t not include St John – plus going to pick one up is the perfect excuse to get out of the house and get some steps. They’re doing a different pie each week, think flavours like pheasant & trotter and pig & potato, and they come in an enamel dish (which you get to keep and then fill with your own attempts at a pie later down the line). And for every pie sold £1 gets donated to homeless charity Streetsmart.