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.