Pie on the fly: a guide to Metro Vancouver’s transit-friendly pie destinations

Pie on the fly: a guide to Metro Vancouver’s transit-friendly pie destinations

A small pie beside a Compass Card

Calling all pie lovers! 🥧

We’re expanding our search beyond the four bakeries and one pizzeria mentioned in our previous post to encompass the full circle (get it? 😉) of fantastic pie options our region has to offer. So, grab your Compass Card, put on your walking shoes, and get ready to embark on a mathematical (and delectable) adventure!

First stop: the classics

Our journey begins at some of Metro Vancouver’s beloved pie institutions. These havens of flaky crusts and gooey fillings have been satisfying sweet tooths for generations.

  • Butter Baked Goods: Pie’s aren’t the only sweet treat on the menu at Butter Baked Goods. Customers can enjoy a light breakfast or lunch, as well as a cup of private label coffee or tea. Butter Baked Goods has a slice to tantalize every taste bud.

📍 Where: 4907 MacKenzie St, Vancouver
🚍 Transit: Take the #2 Macdonald/Burrard Station bus

  • à la mode (Granville Island Public Market): A visit to Granville Island Public Market wouldn’t be complete without stopping by this iconic pie shop. Their display case is a dazzling array of sweet and savoury pies, all begging to be devoured.

📍 Where: #575-1689 Johnston St, Vancouver
🚍 Transit: Take the #50 Waterfront Station/False Creek South bus, or the #23 English Bay/Main Street Station bus then hop on the False Creek Ferry for a scenic journey to Granville Island.

Next slice: unique flavours and vegan delights

Moving on, we explore some spots that take the humble pie to new heights with innovative flavours and delicious vegan options.

  • Aphrodite’s Organic Café & Pie Shop: Aphrodite’s is more than a restaurant and pie shop, it’s a community fiercely dedicated to wild, organic, local, and sustainable food.  Their delectable vegan, gluten, and nut free pies ensure everyone can enjoy a slice of the pi(e)!

📍 Where: 3598 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
🚍 Transit: Take the #4 Powell/Downtown/UBC bus or the #7 Nanaimo Station/Dunbar

  • Doughgirls Comfort Kitchen & Bakeshop: Doughgirls is a modern take on a nostalgic neighbourhood cafe & bakeshop, offering fresh, scratch made goodness to comfort the soul. Eat in at the or enjoy a Take ‘n Bake savoury pie.

📍 Where: 3322 Shrum Lane, Vancouver
🚍 Transit: Take the #49 Metrotown Station/Dunbar Loop/UBC bus or the R4 41st Ave. RapidBus

The grand finale: savoury sensations

No Pi Day exploration would be complete without a nod to savory pies. These hearty creations are perfect for a satisfying lunch or a delicious dinner.

  • The Pie Hole: Whether it’s your personal favourite, a seasonal specialty, or a new adventure, your pie is waiting for you at any of The Pie Hole’s three locations! tantalize your taste buds.

📍 Where: 1864 West 4th Ave., Vancouver,  7832 6th Street, Burnaby, and 20534 Fraser Hwy, Langley
🚍 Transit: Multiple routes can take you there, find your best route using our Trip Planner

  • Peaked Pies: When an Aussie girl meets a Vancouver Island boy, amazing things happen. Peaked Pies brings you the ultimate experience in Australian meat pies, artisan coffee, and desserts.

📍 Where: Three locations – Vancouver, Burnaby, and Whistler
🚍 Transit: Multiple routes can take you there, find your best route using our Trip Planner

Bonus round: share the pie love!

We’ve only scratched the surface of Metro Vancouver’s incredible pie landscape. What are your favourite spots to grab a slice? Share your recommendations in the comments below, and let’s keep the delicious pi(e) party going!

Remember: When venturing out on your pie adventure, be sure to check TransLink’s Trip Planner for the most up-to-date route information. With a little planning, you can enjoy a car-free journey and a tasty treat — the perfect combination.