NZ's best pies have been named - here's what they are and where to get them


A roast pork and creamy mushroom pie has been declared New Zealand's best at the Bakels Supreme Pie Awards.

Tauranga's Patrick Lam from Patrick's Pies Cafe and Bakery took out the title - which is his sixth supreme win at the awards!

He took take home the coveted New Zealand Bakels Supreme Award Trophy,  a cheque for $7,500 as well as $1000 for each of the three Gold Awards he has won.

"This really is pie-making history. It's a huge achievement," said NZ Bakels managing director Brent Kersel.

"As the 2018 Supreme Pie Award winner, there's a lot that I can say about Patrick: dedication, consistency, passion. He has come back year after year and he just keeps on getting better and better.


This year, Lam's pie was up against 5491 other strong contenders.

Here are the winners from different categories:

Mince & Gravy: 
Lee Ing - Fast and Fresh Bakery, 8 Horomatangi Street, Taupo

Steak (Diced) & Gravy:
Vong Hean - Mairangi Bay Bakery, 366D Beach Road, Mairangi Bay, Auckland

Chicken & Vegetable:
Patrick Lam - Patrick Pies Cafe and Bakery, Shop 14, 2 Taurikura Drive, Tauranga

Gourmet Fruit:
Frangipan custard strawberry apple peaches by John Thomsen - Copenhagen Bakery, 409 Harewood Road, Harewood, Christchurch

Gourmet Meat:
Roast pork and creamy mushroom by Patrick Lam, Patrick Pies Cafe and Bakery - Shop 14, 2 Taurikura Drive, Tauranga

White sauce and spinich mushroom corn and feta cheese by Savancham Nap (Nap) Ly - Target Bakehouse & Cafe, Suite 2, 241 Manukau Road, Pukekohe 2120

Bacon & Egg
Patrick Lam - Patrick Pies Cafe and Bakery, Shop 14, 2 Taurikura Drive, Tauriko, Tauranga 3110

Mince & Cheese
Geemun Chao - Baker Bobs Bakery Cafe, 135 Chadwick Road, Greerton, Tauranga 3112

Steak & Cheese
Buntha Meng - Wild Grain Bakery, 16 Wainui Road, Silverdale 0932

Potato Top
Sopheap Long - Hillside Bakehouse & Cafe, 10A Hillside Road, Wairau Valley, Auckland 0627

Eddie Grooten - Dad's Pies, 57 Forge Road, Silverdale 0932

Cafe Boutique
Five Spice Pork Belly by Edmund Koh - Ed's Cafe, 2 Commissariat Road, Mount Wellington, Auckland 1060

Gourmet Meat by Patrick Lam - Patrick Pies Cafe and Bakery, Shop 14, 2 Taurikura Drive, Tauriko, Tauranga 3110