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Many years ago, during my bachelor days, on an occasion that I happened to be being dumped, the woman involved, tearfully exclaimed, "I didn't plan on falling in love." To which I bitterly retorted, "Well, you're probably not planning on finding a bag gold nuggets, but if you did, I think you might stop to pick it up." A silence fell over the two of us, as we were left to confront, that to this woman, I was clearly a bag of something other than gold nuggets.

Yesterday afternoon, I was on the look out for a Thai restaurant about which I'd heard good things. As I headed west along Sunset, I caught sight of a hand painted sign, a beautifully executed logo, the type treatment of which read, "Fork-In Aussie Pies." Good graphics. Clever pun. Tidy new shop. Schedule be damned. Time for a detour.

Lunch having, only moments earlier been finished, I strolled in with the intention of merely grabbing a menu. There I met Amelia. Less a counter woman/barrista, more a true brand ambassador. Amelia talked me through the AFIP ethos of bringing an upscale vision to traditional Australian pies and she offered be a sample of the sides. She asked, "Are you in a hurry?" "No," I lied," and thereupon, a modest rasher of minty mushy peas, garlic mash, yams and stuffing, all topped with creamy thyme gravy was placed before me (after a cautious inquiry concerning food allergies) and was, as quickly, consumed. 

Can't say what happened to my face, but my mind went to mist. With a hint of concern in her voice, Amelia queried, "So, what do you think?" I said, somewhat weepily, "I think it tastes like Thanksgiving." "I get that a lot," she said, nodding knowingly. And so it was, that my work schedule for the day was tossed on the scrap heap, along side my hours old recommitment to physical fitness. 

Something caught my eye in the display case, and in moments, I was tearing in to my first Hemsworth Roll, which I would describe, owing to the nature of the crust, as a bacon, sausage and cheese 'croissant,' more than a roll. Suddenly, an explosion of savory breakfast flavor went off, simultaneously, in every region of my brain. And now I am theirs. In a world full to bursting with breakfast sandwiches, AFIP is, far and away, the maker of the king of ALL breakfast sandwiches. As I ate, I noted, with some skepticism, where the menu describes how well these sandwiches travel and reheat. "Sausage and cheddar roll to go, please." This morning, as promised, even after a night of refrigeration, 10 minutes in a 325° degree oven, returned the sandwich to display case freshness and crisp crustiness.

These pies would be a deal at twice the price. At $3.50 they represent an almost absurd value - like every minute I'm not eating one of them, I'm actually losing money. Think about that. Now, I didn't plan on finding AFIP. As I said, I had a whole different day in mind. But I'm glad I stopped in when I did. My subsequent visits will not happen by accident.

You know, I think I may call that woman that dumped me.

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Okay, the above took place 4/5/2016. Yesterday 5/10, I stopped back in and was served a "flat white" coffee. A revelatory experience! As I savored the richest, creamiest, cappucino-like coffee I've ever enjoyed, Adam, the barrista on duty, explained that Australia sees itself as second only to Italy in the delivery of superlative coffee. Let us just say, Adam and I found little about which to argue.

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I rode my motorcycle from Deadhorse, Alaska to Yaziza, Panama and am now returning home again to Alaska. In that 20K miles Fork-in was the best comfort, if not overall best, food I have eaten on the trip. I came back to Santa Monica just to eat here. Well worth the stop and hard to imagine being beaten.

Zack Sherman
Lead wanderer at Expedition Recovery


Limited Edition Swag

We have a bit of swag to grab.

T shirts, caps, chefs jackets, various bags, and a no parking sign to boot.

If you want something in a particular size, email me and I will see what I have on hand.



 Most of the clothing is embroidered with our logo. Some is screen printed. We have a few XXXL t shirts available since our Chef Joe lost 135 pounds.

Most of the clothing is embroidered with our logo. Some is screen printed. We have a few XXXL t shirts available since our Chef Joe lost 135 pounds.


Baseball caps $14.95

T shirts - embroidered $14.95

T shirts silkscreen $14.95

Hoodies $26.95

Chefs Jacket $49.95

Toiletry Bags $12.95

Parking Sign $14.95

 2 colors, one size $14.95

2 colors, one size $14.95

 Great Birthday present $14.95

Great Birthday present $14.95



Edible pie labels

Made of rice paper


We identify our pies with rice paper labels

These help all of us know which pie is which.



(COW-ST) - Steak & Shiraz

(CHICKEN) - Chicken Tarragon

(SURFER) - Surfer's Paradise, Thai Curry Chicken

(CAULIFLOWER STALK) - Veggie Ratatouille

(SHEEP) - Lamb & Rosemarry

(TURKEY) - Turkey & Sage


  • Yellow color  top  - Madras Veggie Curry
  • Mac n Cheese top - BBQ Pulled Pork

#1/2/3/4 - Stacked Pies - various

What else?

The labels are made in Holland 

100% Edible Pie Label Ingredients

  • –  Potato Starch

  • –  Water

  • –  Vegetable oil (palm)

  • –  E414

  • –  Non GMO rice starch

  • –  E 172

  • –  Palm Oil (Coating) 


Any further questions email us 



We have created snack versions of our pies , stacks and shepherd's pies.

Available in 6 packs (cuties) and 12 packs (even cuter pies), per flavor

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cutie and even cuter pies

croissant pastry top


Skinny / topless & shepherd's pies available .

Vegan / GF versions available at $1 more per pot

 chicken, turkey and ground beef can be made GF and veggie can be made vegan.



4 ounce / 3 inch Cutie pot pies sold in 6 packs

$30 per 6 pack ($5) -  Classic Aussie Ground Beef, Chicken Tarragon & Thai Curry Chicken & Madras Veggie Curry

$36 per 6 pack ($6) - Steak & Shiraz, BBQ Pulled Pork, & Veggie Ratatouille

$39 per 6 pack ($6.5) - Lamb & Rosemary



2 ounce / 2 inch Even Cuter pot pies sold in dozens

$36 per 12 pack ($3) - Classic Aussie Ground Beef, Chicken Tarragon & Thai Curry Chicken & Madras Veggie Curry

$39 per 12 pack ($3.25) - Steak & Shiraz, BBQ Pulled Pork, & Veggie Ratatouille

$42 per 12 pack ($3.50)- Lamb & Rosemary

Available in various options including topless, naked, GF and vegan
Chopped Champion and our Chef Partner, Joe Youkhan tastes the very first 4oz mini Tiger Stack - in a cup aka " The Tiger Cub "

Want to know more about cutie pies or more?

What an estimate for an event?

Want to set up a tasting?

Drop as an email and we will get on it.




 Lots of Vegan, GF and DF options

Lots of Vegan, GF and DF options


dietary needs

We have a great range of GF, vegan and DF options.

  • Some items are available in store, every day.- somes sides and both gravies are GF - our succotash and yams are Vegan/GF
  • Others need to be pre-ordered, in advance- ideally a day - sometimes just a couple of hours - all vegan/GF pies must be pre-ordered.
  • Some items - can be made on the spot -it just takes a few minutes - ask instore about naked pies

so whatever you need - we have you covered.

 Our Yams and Succotash are both VEGAN and GF.   Stuffing is amazing but NOT Vegetarian or GF

Our Yams and Succotash are both VEGAN and GF.

Stuffing is amazing but NOT Vegetarian or GF


Beer, wine+ pies

Excited to offer an amazing array of 20 Aussie and local beers in Santa Monica -

Extraordinary and affordable Aussie Wines and Bubbles including

OUR PROMISE : Delicious & interesting.

A meticulously selected range of wines & beers that will continually evolve.

our pies



Since 2014, we have been hand filling and stacking

our savory pies with sides & gravy - our way.


Our Food Network, "Chopped" Champion Chef, Joe Youkhan, has completely re-imagined and reinvented the savory pie.


Reinvented in how they are prepared,... (we take 3 days to make them),

Reinvented how they are presented, (stacked with sides & gravy), &

Reinvented how they are eaten - (with a fork, not in your hands).


We are definitely inspired by Australia, but not restrained by tradition.




Whatever you need - just let us know.

Mailing List. Catering. Employment. Partnerships. Whatever.

Drop us a note - or ask in store.

Name *

Happy Hour just got happier. With Cutie Pies.

Order now

beer is the best damn drink in the world
 Coopers, from South Australia

Coopers, from South Australia

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 yeah, we even have some Fosters oil cans.

yeah, we even have some Fosters oil cans.

Beer & Wine

We offer beer & wine for sale  in our Santa Monica store.

We have chosen 3 brewing partners, who will offer about 10 varieties of quality bottled & canned beer.

We will also have a handful of quality wines from the Southern hemisphere, including Penfolds, MWC,and Wolf Blass bubbles.Some interesting sparkling rose's too.




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just heat & eat @  work,home + school.


Coming soon !

Healthy Fuel @ your fridgertips.

Piesinjars® : Beta / Phase 1

We have been planning pies-in-jars for some time now, and we are almost ready to roll (out).

3 Shepherds (no pastry) Gluten free flavor options - one size - 8 oz

GF Classic Shepherd. Ground Beef, Mash & Gravy
Vegan (&GF) Greenie Shepherd. Madras Veggie Curry & Yams

GF Chicken & Yams

Surfer's Brekkie®: Thai Curry Chicken & Minty Peas.

"Almost Free" Tomato Soup . Vegan. DF. GF. Enjoy hot or cold


We are not quite taking orders at the moment. If you are interested please email us.

easy-as-pie INSTRUCTIONS

1. Unscrew + rest lid on jar to prevent splatter. 
2. Microwave to desired temp. 


8 oz jar $8.95 plus $1 refundable jar rental

Wholesale pricing available - sold in 48 jar cases.

email us 

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Bigger is sometimes better

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Whether lunch is served family style, or individually via pie-in-a-box, our meals are always remarkable - and memorable - in a good way :-)

Order lunch@work directly with us......


Family style

Build your own pie stack - just remember, "plop on top"

Yep its not the KFC HQ - it is dun&bradstreet. We feed them regularly on a Wednesday . Set up in 10 minutes. Serve 165 people in about 18 minutes. We are their favorite :-)
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Individual Pie-in-a-box

Uploaded by Fork-In Aussie Pie Kitchen® on 2017-09-02.

or you can order with our forkin partners.....

Want to become a partner? email us.

National delivery via goldbely


We are excited to offer our pies across the usa via goldbely