Here's where you can find the best pies in NZ

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What's the easy way to our hearts? with a f*kn good pie.

And we know we aren't the only ones who feel that way which is exactly why you're here.

The 2017 Bakels Pie Awards were held in Auckland last night and it was just as big as the Oscars (but 100% more tastey). The big winner of the night was Taupo's Fast & Fresh Bakery for their Gourment Meat pie (which we're already planning a roadtrip to go and taste).

Ofcourse that wasn't the only winners to come out of last night so next time you're craving a pie these are the places you need to go:

MINCE & GRAVY

Gold: Crown Bakery & Coffee, Pukekohe
Silver: Counties Bakery, Pukekohe
Bronze: Richoux Patisserie, Auckland
Highly commended: Pak 'n' Save, Petone

STEAK & GRAVY

Gold: Viands Bakery, Kihikihi
Silver: Dairy Flat Bakery, Albany
Bronze: Papamoa Bakery, Papamoa
Highly commended: Gold Star Pat's Pies, Tauranga

CHICKEN & VEGETABLE

Gold: Gold Star Pat's Pies, Tauranga
Silver: Nada Bakery, Wellington
Bronze: Viands Bakery, Kihikihi
Highly commended: The Bakehouse Cafe, Thames

GOURMET FRUIT

Gold: Dairy Flat Bakery, Albany (blueberry, apricot and apple)
Silver: Hastings City New World (walnut, zingy lemon, black doris plum, apple and lemon)
Bronze: Viands Bakery, Kihikihi (vanilla, ginger, pear and caramel)
Highly commended: Better Quality Pie, Rotorua (rhubarb, apple and lime)

GOURMET MEAT

Gold: Fast & Fresh Bakery, Taupo (venison, mushroom, bacon and cheese)
Silver: Gold Star Pat's Pies, Tauranga (pork, onion and cheese)
Bronze: The Clareville Bakery, Carterton (lamb cutlet, rosemary, lemon and kumara)
Highly commended: Hillside Bakehouse & Cafe, Auckland (chicken, cranberries and camembert)

VEGETARIAN

Gold: Richoux Patisserie, Takapuna (corn, carrot, potato and mushroom)
Silver: Spelt Bakery on Highgate, Dunedin (creamy mushroom)
Bronze: Mairangi Bay Bakery (pumpkin, kumara, potato, capsicum, cauliflower)
Highly commended: Baker Bob's Bakery Cafe, Tauranga (spinach, pumpkin, kumara and cottage cheese)

BACON & EGG

Gold: Gold Star Pat's Pies, Tauranga 
Silver: Samis Bakery & Cafe, Foxton
Bronze: Olivers Bakehouse & Cafe, Auckland
Highly commended: Champion Bakery & Cafe, Wellsford

MINCE & CHEESE

Gold: Richoux Patisserie, Takapuna
Silver: Crown Bakery & Coffee, Pukekohe
Bronze: Le Royal Bakery, Auckland
Highly commended: Pak 'n' Save, Petone

STEAK & CHEESE

Gold: Waihi Bakery, Waihi
Silver: Pak 'n' Save, Petone
Bronze: Richoux Patisserie, Takapuna
Highly commended: Target Bakehouse & Cafe, Pukekohe

POTATO TOP

Gold: Dairy Flat Bakery, Albany
Silver: Bakers Oven, Whangapararaoa
Bronze: Angkor Wat Bakery & Coffee, Waipukurau
Highly commended: Angkor Kiwi Bakery & Cafe, Napier

COMMERCIAL WHOLE/SALE

Gold: Dad's Pies, Hibiscus Coast
Silver: The Wholesale bakery, Wanaka
Bronze: Oxford Pies, Hamilton
Highly commended: Couplands Bakery, Christchurch

CAFE BOUTIQUE

Gold: Cafe Pret, Sockburn (steak, mushrooms, carrots & shallots)
Silver: Ed's Cafe, Wellington (steak and cheese)
Bronze: New World, Warkworth (beef, blue cheese and mustard) 
Highly commended: Kitchen Republic, Tauranga (gourmet beef and caramelised onion