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Taste some (or all) of Ballarat's best pies this August

Eat & Drink

Enjoy a slice of Ballarat this August. From flaky crusts to mouth-watering fillings, there’s bound to be a pie to satisfy your tastebuds.

Follow the pie trail to taste all Ballarat has to offer. Want to taste Ballarat’s best? The judges have voted for Ballarat’s best pies for 2023.

Ballarat’s Best Pie, Grand Prize Winner – Flying Chillies, Babi pongteh pie

Ballarat’s Best Pie, 2nd Prize – Eclectic Tastes Cafe and Pantry, Ultimate egg and bacon pie

Ballarat’s Best Pie, 3rd Prize – Blackcat Truffles by Liam Downes, Confit chicken, leek and truffle pie

Best Sweet Pie – Kilderkin Distillery, Grandma Harriet’s bramble and apple pie

Best Bakery Pie – 1816 Bakehouse, Smoked brisket and American cheddar pie

Best Savoury Pie – Flying Chillies, Babi pongteh pie


Order a pie from any participating venue, post a picture to Instagram using the tags #ballaratsbestpie and #visitballarat and go into the draw to WIN a staycation in Ballarat valued at over $1,000. Competition terms and conditions apply – click here.

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11 Aug 2023

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