Vancouver Foodster Pie Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Pie Challenge. Bakeries and Cafes from all over the city were invited to enter their Pie creations into this challenge. Each bakery and cafe will be featuring their pie on their menu from March 9 – April 2, 2017.

How Does this all Work? For the public challenge, you are invited to go out and order any or all of the pie creations in this challenge, then you decide who you think has the best pie creation for the People’s Choice award winners. 

Share your experiences: Tweet (and don’t forget to tweet or instagram your photos) throughout the challenge, our twitter and instagram address is @vanfoodster and the hashtag is #PieChallengeYVR please include this hashtag in all your tweets during the challenge.

Voting criteria –  some things to help you judge your favourite pie creations – keep these things in mind: originality, creativity, uniqueness, traditional, non-traditional, price, value and most importantly taste.

Get some friends together and make a day or night of it, visit 2 places or more to share and taste the different pie creations or go solo or with a friend– just remember to VOTE for your favourites

Here are the 7 Pie creations in this challenge, listed in no particular order other than when they were received by us.

East Village Bakery

Salty Dog

Salty Dog Crostata

Salty Dog

Price: $18 whole/ $4.25 crostata

Created by: East Village Bakery team

Description: Salted Tequilla Apple with caramel

Ingredients: Apple, lemon zest, coarse sea salt, cane sugar, cornstarch, salt, nutmeg, butter, xan gum, eggs, milk, vanilla, tequilla, Rice flour, Sorghum flour, Tapioca starch, Potato starch

Available: all the time everyday (closed on Mondays) reservations recommended!

East Village Bakery

2166 East Hastings Street, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 568-5600

Web:http://www.eastvillagebakery.com/

Twitter: @EastVillageBake

Instagram: @eastvillagebakery

 

Half Baked Cookie Co.

Island Time

Island Time (slice)

Island Time

Price: $26 whole / $5 slice

Created by: Chef Cheryl Low

Description: Passion fruit and Coconut pie in signature coconut shortbread crust.

Ingredients: Shortbread: Flour, butter, unsweetened coconut, sugar, salt.

Filling: Coconut Cream, passion fruit puree, condensed milk, cream cheese, eggs, cornstarch, salt, cream, icing sugar, milk powder.

Available: All the time

Half Baked Cookie Co.

1211 Nanaimo Street, Vancouver

Tel: 778-848-0105

Web:http://halfbakedcookiecompany.com/

Instagram: @halfbakedcookieco

 

Lime and Moon Pie Co.

Pretty in Pink Peppercorn

Pretty in Pink Peppercorn (slice)

Pretty in Pink Peppercorn

Price: $47 whole/ $9 slice

Created by: Francesca Canatta-Bowman

Description: Beautiful beety custard topped with lemon curd and crushed pink peppercorns hugging dollops of whipped cream in pink peppercorn pastry.

Ingredients: Beets, Sugar, Egg, Lemon juice, Butter, Tapioca starch, Cream, Flour, Pink peppercorns

Available: All the time

Lime and Moon Pie Co.

1066 Mainland Street, Vancouver

Tel:604) 889-6426

Web:http://limeandmoon.com/

Twitter @limeandmoon

Instagram: @limeandmoonpieco

 

Italia Bakery

Chocolate Raspberry Ricotta Pie

Chocolate Raspberry Ricotta Pie

Price: $4.99 (one size)

Created by: Chef Sam Pero

Description: Handmade mini pie shell , chocolate ganache bottom with a sweetened raspberry ricotta , topped with fresh raspberries a and icing sugar

Ingredients: Handmade mini pie shell, chocolate ganache, raspberry ricotta, fresh raspberries

Offered: All the time

Italia Bakery

2828 East Hastings Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604.251.6800

Web: http://www.italiabakery.ca/

Twitter: @italiabakery

Instagram:@italiabakery

 

Aphrodite’s Organic Pie Shop

Chocolate Banana Cream Pie

Chocolate Banana Cream Pie

Price: $48 whole/ $9.25 per slice

Created by: the team

Description: Dark chocolate mousse, piled high on a layer of fresh organic bananas and topped with organic whipped cream and dark callebaut chocolate shavings.

Ingredients: Organic bananas, organic heavy cream, dark chocolate, organic eggs, organic corn starch, organic cane sugar, organic icing sugar, sea salt. Crust: Organic non-hydrogenated palm shortening, organic unbleached flour, organic eggs, sea salt.

Offered: All the time

Aphrodite’s Organic Pie Shop

3605 W 4th Ave, Vancouver

Tel:604-738-5879

Web:http://www.organiccafe.ca/

Twitter @aphroditescafe

Instagram: @aphroditesorganiccafe

 

Mangia e Scappa Italian Foods

Crostata alla Calabrese

Crostata alla Calabrese

Price: $7.95 slice

Created by: Giulia Carbone

Description: My parents come from a small village in the south of Italy, where figs, fruit and nuts grow in abundance. One of my mother’s typical desserts are Crostata, made with all the fresh ingredients that surround her. Figline Vegliaturo, Calabria, Italy.

Ingredients: Pasta Frolla, Giulia’s Fig Preserve, Bosc Pears and Amaretti soaked in Espresso & Liqueur.

Offered: From 11AM – 9PM, Tuesday through Sunday

Mangia e Scappa Italian Foods

23238 Mavis Ave, Fort Langley

Phone: 604.888.4104

Web: www.mangiaescappa.com

Twitter: @mangiaescappaif

Instagram: @mangiaescappaif

 

Small Victory Bread & Coffee

Dark Chocolate Pecan Pie

Dark Chocolate Pecan Pie

Price: $​8 Small Pie,  $21 Large Pie​

Created by: Qasim Nathoo ​

Description: At Small Victory, we have wistful affection for the simple things​. Our pie is made with a flaky butter crust filled with loads of pecans and dark chocolate. ​

Ingredients: Pie Crust: Flour, Butter, sugar, salt. Filling: Pecans, bittersweet chocolate, brown sugar, butter, corn syrup, eggs, vanilla, salt

Offered: All day, everyday

Small Victory Bread & Coffee

1088 Homer Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-899-8892​

Web: http://smallvictory.ca/

Twitter: @sv_bakery

Instagram: @sv_bakery

 

Make sure you pick up one of the Pie Challenge postcards available at each of the participating bakeries and restaurants. Remember to Vote for your favourites daily, all the voting details are at

Pie Challenge

Our Media judges for this challenge are:

Art Factora

Senior Producer at CISL 650 Radio

Twitter: @artfactora

Instagram @artfactora

 

Joyce Lam

Food Blogger for her own http://vanfoodies.com/

Twitter: @vanfoodies

Instagram: @vanfoodies 

 

Steph Wan

Blogger and Instagramer for her own Steph Wants

Twitter: @stephwants

Instagram @candycomplex