When did APK open?

We open our first store in Santa Monica on October 15, 2014

Our Second Store and production hub/ commissary opened on November 13, 2015, in Inglewood

We closed the Santa Monica store on 8/31/18 to focus on catering, shipping, wholesale and ultimately supermarkets.

 

What are your store hours?

Inglewood is open Monday- Friday, so 10.30 am – 6 pm.

 

Where are you located?

11918 Aviation Blvd, Inglewood 90304. 

 

How Authentic are your pies?

They're not.

Pies in Australia are generally mass-produced by the (tens of) thousand(s) and sold in gas stations, convenience stores and at sporting events. They are eaten out of a paper bag, drowned in "sauce" (ketchup) and eaten on the run – the Australian equivalent of a hot dog.

While we are definitely inspired by the Australian meat pie, we have completely reinvented, recreated, and rebuilt the pie from the crust down.

Our recipes, ingredients, cooking technique - and accompanying hot and cold sides make us a very different version of the classic Aussie Pie.

Our buttery, high quality blind baked pastry and croissant top are delicious and often crumbly to hold.

90% of our customers stack our pies with sides - made daily from scratch - minty, mushy peas, Yukon gold hand mashed roasted garlic mash potatoes, Garnett yams with cinnamon and nutmeg , Croissant stuffing with sausage and kale - and creamy thyme gravy.

Subsequently our pies don't hold up as well in your hands when you eat them – but as we say,  "we'd rather eat them than hold them"

 

How are your pies made?

We take 3 days to create all our savory pies.

 

On Day 1 we marinate all the fillings using the mirepoix French aromatic base. We add the specific proteins, meats and veggies as per the pie design, and let it rest overnight. 

 

On Day 2 we braise every filling for 2-4 hours. We then let it rest in it’s own juices overnight.

 

On Day 3 we blind bake our pastry crusts and then deep fill these shells by hand, and finish the pies with a croissant top in the oven for around 35 minutes.

 

Who designed your recipes?

Our Chef Partner is the famous and infamous Chef Joe Youkhan.

Joe is a “Chopped” Champion (on the Food Network), and he creates all the magic that goes into our recipes and innovations. He supervises all our cooking – the pies, sides and treats.

Joe is the gentle giant - with a black belt, so if you have any complaints we suggest you take them to Nick or Geri.

 

Are your ingredients organic?

 No - other than our coffee which is Vittoria Organic roast.

We carefully choose all our ingredients.

Many of our suppliers use organic techniques, but we do our best to choose affordable, quality ingredients that come from responsible suppliers.

 

How do I reheat a cold pie? www.forkinpies.com/reheat

 

 

What Vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options do you have?

www.forkinpies.com/vegangf

 

Are your labels edible?

Yes 100% Edible - The ingredients are Potato Starch, Water, Vegetable Oil (Palm), E414, Non GMO Rice Starch, E 172, Palm Oil (Coating)

 

What is your coffee?

Vittoria Organic roast from Australia. We think it is the best coffee on earth. Here's the coffee story and 7 reasons why it is the best.  

 What is a flat white?

Our signature coffee and as our lead barista describes it - "The goldilocks of coffee". Simply amazing smooth coffee. More details here

Is APK a franchise? Are you part of a chain?

Nope. This is it. 

Right now there is no other Aussie Pie Kitchen anywhere on earth.

What is a pie floater?

Amazing, delicious and Australia’s time tested and totally proven hangover killer since 1870.It is a meat pie, upside down in bowl, with a ton of ketchup and a dash of red wine vinegar.

Its available via catering.

Do you do catering?

Yes we love doing catering - and we have a wide range of affordable, memorable and remarkable catering options for breakfast, noon and late night at work -at home and at your event.

We cater for as few as a few of you guys at home (just order ahead and pick up) to full silver service to up to 150 guests. Once our new catering facility opens in Summer 2015, we will be able to do events up to 1000 people.

Here is a one-sheet summary on catering and more stuff here.

 

What has the reaction been to Fork-In Aussie Pies®?

It’s been great. We are the #1 rated savory pie in USA on Yelp

People come back and they empty their plates. 

You can read some stuff here. 

When something does go wrong - which it invariably does, we try to fix t in the spot - so please just tell us at the time or if you can't just contact Nick or Geri.

 

What Else?

If there is anything else you would like to know, please call in at the shop, ask any of our staff or email nick@aussiepiekitchen.com.