Main St., gains another diverse eatery, Aussie Pie Kitchen in Santa Monica. "Chopped" Champion, Joe Youhkan (The Tasting Spoon) is the culinary director behind the Aussie Pies and has teamed up with owners Nick Bishop and Geri Chua. The doors are now open to serve Aussie inspired savory and flakey pies, sides and coffees, but come quick, the savory pies are selling out each night.
The menu features 5 types of pies ranging from Summer Veggie, Chicken and Tarragon, and Lamb and Rosemary, to name a few, and choose between a five-inch pie or a mini 3 inch pie. Other options include rolls like the feta and kale, for the health conscious, or Brekkie Pies, which are more quiche-like without the croissant flaky top. Make sure to add a White, Tiger or Green Stack to your pie, which incorporates layers of either garlic mash (white), minty peas (green), or creamy thyme gravy, peas and mash combined (tiger). In addition, Aussies take their coffee, as seriously as Angelenos do, so Australian favorite Vittoria Organic Coffee will be the coffee roaster for a delicious creamy Flat White.
Are Aussie savory meat pies the new thing? With Aussie Pie Kitchen and Garlo's Pies, which recently opened in Westwood, it will be intriguing to see how the Aussie eateries do in the City of Angels. Aussie Pie Kitchen's hours are 8am to 6pm seven days a week but are subject to change. Also, starting Halloween weekend, they plan on doing late nights. For more info visit their Facebook page.
Aussie Pie Kitchen
2510 Main St
Santa Monica, CA 90405