Located in West Vancouver’s cozy Ambleside neighbourhood, Savary Island makes perhaps the best crust around—flakey, tender, strong enough to encase classic fillings of rhubarb-raspberry, blueberry, buttermilk, and pumpkin (plus a savoury selection, also available frozen). Consider it pie Valhalla you’ve got to cross a bridge for.
The Pie Hole
Look no further for a truly fine apple pie; tall, with a tender but substantial crust that keeps even the first slice for-company levels of pretty, and (ask ahead) flecked with a subtle spoonful of rosemary in the filling. These are probably the best cream pies in the city, too—try the fluffy, not-too-sweet banana.
The Pie Shoppe
This tiny takeout shop treats pie as an art form, crafting downright poetic flavours like grapefruit-cardamom buttermilk chess, salted honey, and blueberry laced with cinnamon, orange, and vanilla, all encased in a shortbread-y crust. Call ahead for daily flavours.
Lime & Moon
This all-organic little bakeshop runs locations out of Bowen Island and Yaletown both, and specializes in classic pies with a twist, like sugar pumpkin, organic apple-raspberry with a chocolate crust, or juicy strawberry with fresh basil leaves. Vegan and gluten-free variations are available for those in need.
Aussie Pie Guy
This roving truck uses prime ingredients (tender, free-range B.C. beef, aged cheddar, local bacon) in their fulsomely-crusted savoury Australian pies. Rotating specials like salmon pie and lamb curry pie are always good bets, and their cinnamon-apple custard “sweetie pie” with orchard-fresh apples is divine.