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Where to find Ballarat’s best pies

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07 Jun 2022

Filed underFood & Drink

A Ballarat bakery has snapped up nine medals at the 2022 Australia’s Best Pie & Pastie Competition.

Operated by J & M Catering, Shop 29 Pies won:

  • gold – flavoured beef pie (pulled beef, jalapeno and cheese pie)
  • silver – vegetarian pie (mango curry pie)
  • silver – poultry pie (Thai red chicken curry pie)
  • silver – mushroom pie (pulled beef and mushroom pie)
  • silver – gourmet pie (pulled beef and pepper pie)
  • silver – gourmet pie (antipasto pie)
  • silver – gourmet pie (curried sausage pie)
  • silver – traditional pastie
  • bronze – Cornish pastie

The Baking Association of Australia event is the industry’s only recognised national pie and pastie competition.

This year’s awards were held in Melbourne from 31 May–2 June.

Tucked away at 29 Harold Street, Wendouree, Shop 29 Pies is open 9am-2pm weekdays.

Here’s what some of our Facebook followers had to say about the award-winning neighbourhood bakery:

  • “These are literally the best pies I’ve ever eaten!” (Emma)
  • “100% best pie in Ballarat.” (Brad)
  • “They make awesome pies!” (Chris)
  • “Best pies I have ever had.” (Frances)
  • “We always knew they were winners.” (Julie)
  • “They’re bloody beautiful.” (Tim)

Images: Shop 29 Pies


The City of Ballarat acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land we live and work on, the Wadawurrung and Dja Dja Wurrung People, and recognises their continuing connection to the land and waterways. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging and extend this to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.