Willy’s Pies has been one of the biggest success stories to come out of lockdown. After being furloughed in the first lockdown former St John and Brat chef Will Lewis started knocking out pies and delivering them by bike from his base in Leyton. Since then he’s taken his pies across the city, selling out week on week, and now he’s taken half-time snacks up a notch by becoming the official pie supplier to Watford FC.
To make all those pies for the footy, Will has got himself a unit under the railway arches in London Fields with his flour supplier Wildfarmed Grain – he’s cooking at their 5 Nights in July pop-up event – going in on the space too. Once the wholesale side of the operation is sorted, he’s got plans to open it up for retail, with a counter selling crusty rolls, bagels, pasties, iced buns, grandma slices, Tottenham cakes, braised meat baps and more baked treats. We picked out Willy’s Pies as one to stick around in our Lockdown Awards and it seems we were right, so we’ll defo be keeping an eye on this next step.
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