Generally speaking, we don’t send even our worst enemies to Santa Monica on a rainy day. But there’s one giant exception - Aussie Pie Kitchen. This hole-in-the-wall pie shop is the best thing you definitely didn’t know existed on Main St. and yes, we’ve been to Basement Tavern bro. Just don’t come to APK looking for dessert. This is Aussie pie territory and that means breakfast, lunch, and dinner meat pie paradise. Get a Classic Aussie or the spicy Surfer’s Paradise with a Tiger Stack (2 sides and gravy) as the deluge hits and instantly feel better.
"Chopped Champion Joe Youkhan will helm the kitchen."
"This Californian reinvention of Australian food is completely successful and worth a special trip."
"A hidden gem on Main Street in Santa Monica."
-Chef Brad Miller
and a reputable Australian Pie store - according to Google translate!
"An Aussie classic... with a new twist."
"It's Pie day. Every day."
-Via Vita Magazine
"FOOD BONER" is one of the descriptions Woody, the host of LA's Number 1 radio show on @thewoodyshow said this morning. Watch the facebooklive stream - to see the food - and read the comments that people were saying as I was talking
"This pie took 3 days to make, I think it's going to take 3 minutes to demolish. It's official - if you're in Santa Monica - you have to stop by Aussie Pie Kitchen."
Tiff & Case hit APK 3 minutes in..... 186,034 views and counting :-)
"A reinvented taste of Down Under in California."
"Aussie Pie Kitchen hit the spot in every way - it was love at first sight."
"This hole-in-the-wall pie shop is the best thing you definitely didn’t know existed on Main St. and yes, we’ve been to Basement Tavern bro."
"The best Thanksgiving stuffing your mom never made." -Richard Foss
"In order to maximize Aussie Pie Kitchen’s flaky, meat-filled carb bombs, you’ll want to add a “stack” to your order -- which basically means it’ll be layered with your choice of gravy, mashed potatoes, and more."
"Definitely worth a stop on your next visit to Santa Monica!"
says Robert Penfold on the Australian Nine Network News Video Dec 2014 On National Australian TV the Nine network reported on the recent growth of pies availability in Los Angeles. From zero to 3 in 18 months. Nick talks about pie floaters and quality in this 4 minute video.
"Completely reinvented, recreated, and rebuilt the pie from the crust down."
"Aussie Pie Kitchen opens in LA to bring Australian Street food to Angelinos"
"Shower up and head down Main Street for a lunch oddity known as an Australian pot pie.Chopped champion Chef Joe Youkhan opened the original Aussie Pie Kitchen here in Santa Monica putting a gourmet twist on an Australia street staple. "
"The tender, well-spiced chunks of meat worked quite well alongside the pot pie-esque crust and hearty base of potato." -KevinEats
Hangover Problems? Solved with the Aussie Pie Floater...click below to hear the KRWC spot
"Reinvented Aussie Meat Pies at the Aussie Pie Kitchen"
"The crust is perfectly flakey and buttery, the steak is soft...Get it with mashed potatoes and smothered in gravy!"
"Get Out!" got to visit some great Santa Monica businesses and attractions including APK, Aristeia Needlepoint, The Miles Memorial Playhouse and 34 degrees North Gym. Thanks to Justin and Jessica for swinging by, chatting to owner Nick Bishop - and Chef Joe Youkhan teaches Justin how to make our 3 day Aussie pies.
"I enjoyed their signature Flat White (invented in Australia) and it was perfectly creamy with a smooth texture from the steamed milk and a shot of espresso all melting together."
“We wanted to make delicious and gourmet pies, instead of the stock standard Aussie meat pie.”
An HONEST (Company) YELP REVIEW on our catering... We got a call at 1030 am on Monday 3/16/15, we delivered the food (80 breakfast pies) at 7:50 am on Tuesday and here's what happened....
I could not say better things about Aussie Pie Kitchen! We had them cater a large company breakfast and they made it nothing but EASY. Nick, the owner, was so personable and was truly a pleasure to work with. They were prompt with the early delivery time (which was much appreciated). The food was TO DIE FOR! It was a huge hit in the office - everyone was so happy with the brekkie pies! Nick and Geri were also thoughtful enough to bring us a lamington cake on the house for us to try! If you are looking for a reliable and delicious option to cater your event or just want a yummy meal I fully recommend APK.