Brooklyn’s NZ Pie Man

New Zealander Gareth Hughes owns the Dub Pie Shop, in New York, an Antipodean oasis, where lattes come second on the menu to flat whites, good old Kiwi meat pies fill the pie warmer and door-stopper-sized lamingtons and jars of Vegemite are for sale in the cabinet. It’s a strange scene: New Yorkers wrapped in long coats and scarves lining up to warm themselves with the kinds of things we enjoy in our jandals. Most are regulars, says Hughes, who opened this shop three years ago. “Our biggest-selling pie is the curry vegetarian,” he says. “It outsells all the meat pies. But that’s largely because we have more meat pie options and we need to offer more vege options. It tells you a little bit about the neighbourhood. It could work well with a grass-fed organic option.”


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Kowtow’s Gosia Piatek Doing Things Differently

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