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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

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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.

Thanks

Nick

 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.


PRICES & ITEMS

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

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Edible pie labels

Made of rice paper

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We identify our pies with rice paper labels

These help all of us know which pie is which.

 

(COW - CL) - CLASSIC AUSSIE GROUND BEEF

(COW-ST) - Steak & Shiraz

(CHICKEN) - Chicken Tarragon

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

(CAULIFLOWER STALK) - Veggie Ratatouille

(SHEEP) - Lamb & Rosemarry

(TURKEY) - Turkey & Sage

(NO LABEL)

  • 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 

 
 

CUTIE & EVEN CUTER PIES

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

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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.


 

here are our standard flavors - if you are looking for something else - please let us know - we can try and accommodate!

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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.

Thanks!

 

Dietary PIES, SIDES & GRAVY

 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 quinoa 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
  • Our piesinjars.com range is being developed currently. These convenient, microwavable and freezable glass mason jars have dietary combinations that can often be consumed either warm or cold - and at a minimum are GF. Current range
    • Classic Shepherd : Ground Beef, Mash & Gravy - GF
    • Veggie Shepherd : Madras Veggie Curry & Yams - GF, Vegan, DF
    • CaribBEAN Quinoa : GF, Vegan, DF
    • Coconut Tomato Soup : GF, Vegan, DF
    • Brekkie® Bowl : GF, Vegan, DF

so whatever you need - we have you covered.

 
 

Welcome to Fork-InAussie Pies®

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Since 2014, we have been taking 3 days to make our hand filled savory pies, then stacking them with sides & gravy.

 

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

 

If you are familiar with Aussie pies, English pies, or American pot pies, get ready to try something new.- our pies are complteley reinvented.

 

Reinvented in how they are prepared,... (we take 3 days to make them), with two different pastries, and lots of slow cooking and resting

 

Reinvented how they are presented(stacked high with extraordinary sides & magnificent gravy sauces ), &

 

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

 

We are inspired by our Australian/Commonwealth  roots, but not beholden to Aussie pies tradition .

 

MOST PEOPLE LOVE THEM.

THAT IS WHY WE ARE THE #1 RATED SAVORY PIE IN THE USA ON YELP

 

Longer Version

 

 

Contact

Whatever you need - just let us know.

Mailing List. Catering. Employment. Partnerships. Whatever.

Drop us a note - or ask in store.

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Delivery is as easy-as-pie with our delivery partners


Inglewood / El Segundo delivery partner links


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Pies in Jars

MICROWAVABLE & FREEZABLE

 

A range of healthier and more convenient pies, sides and soups.

Healthy Fuel @ your fridgertips.

FOR HOME, WORK OR SCHOOL

Enjoy Warm or Cold - MICROWAVABLE & FREEZABLE

 

CURRENT MENU

Classic Shepherds Pie : Ground beef, mash & gravy (GF)

SURFER'S BREKKIE® : Thai Curry Chicken and Minty, mushy peas (GF)

Madras Curry & Yams (Vegan, GF, DF)

BREKKIE® BOWL :  Whipped Sweet potatoes add your own brekkie fixings (Vegan, GF, DF)

CARIBbean Quinoa (Vegan, GF, DF)

Coconut TOMATO Soup (Vegan, GF, DF)

 

4 oz - $4.95 EACH

6 oz - $6.95 EACH

8 oz - $8.95 EACH

24 jar case discounts & First case discount AVAILABLE

email us 

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Bigger is sometimes better

see the pro's and cons below..

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LIMITED EDITION TURKEY & SAGE HOLIDAY PIE $54.99 - AVAIL NOV & DECEMBER ONLY


EACH FAMILY PIE HAS THE EQUIVALENT OF 6 PERSONAL PIE FILLINGS - SO WE SAY EACH 9 inch pie will feed 6-8 people - depending how hungry / greedy you are

 

Why not Family size? (CON's)

  • You have to all be committed to one flavor

  • You have to cut it and serve it - a little messy

Why Family size? (PRO's)

  • Cost per person is less than individual pies

  • Less pastry - just top and bottom vs individual

  • You can control slice size

  • There's more pie!

 
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People get hungry, particularly late in the evenings, and even more so - it seems if they have had a few drinks.

 

We cater pie floaters for your next event, sports viewing / drinkfest etc.

Call/email Nick - he will sort you out.
 

We offer all our regular menu of  pies, sides, and coffee - plus one very special late night addition. The Pie Floater, proven for 140 + years as Australia's most effective hangover killer.

Whats in a Floater? In a bowl we place an upside down Classic Aussie meat pie + a ladle of really amazing pea soup +  a dash of sherry vinegar + tons of ketchup.

A LiTTLE PIE FLOATER HISTORY

In 1870 in Adelaide, South Australia,a drunk guy went into a café and ordered a meat pie and a bowl of pea soup. The pie was so hot and he was so drunk that he dropped the pie into the bowl of soup. The drunk café guest added a dash of vinegar and a ton of tomato sauce (ketchup) to his green concoction. Surprisingly, when our pie-oneer awoke the next day – he felt great - despite the copious amounts of alcohol that he had consumed the night before. He realized his floating pie in the pea soup with sauce and vinegar was his savior.

The hangover was cured. -The Pie Floater was born.

The pie Floater Hangover Killer. 

Born in South Australia in 1870.

Introduced to Los Angeles Halloween, 2014

 “when you are having a big night out a pie floater  lines your stomach with carbs and will make you feel like 500 grand the next day- (as opposed to a million bucks)..”

Nick, Pie-oneer,The Aussie Pie Kitchen

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National delivery via goldbely

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

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