Toronto, ON M8Z 1P4
Why are there not more places like the Pie Commission around Toronto!!
The Pie Commission is a small hole in the wall that is making flaky meat pies out the side door like it's illegal. The pies they are baking are individual sized pies that are the perfect lunch. If you don't know what it's like, imagine various flavors of chicken pot pie. Though the place is tiny inside, they have lounge chairs and picnic tables outside. Most of their pies are roughly around $7-8 and you can make it a meal by adding a side of slaw or fries for $9.98 total.
They have several staple pies like Beef N Beer, Curry Chicken, and Braised Beef, but they also have specialty pies based on the season. I was actually hoping for shrimp and lobster pie, but they didn't have any, so I opted for another special, the Steak N Cheese.
The Steak and Cheese pie wasn't steak, but was still good. It is actually beef brisket with mozzarella cheese, gravy, and onions. The brisket meat was tender and juicy, while cheese and onions help to complement the flavor. But honestly guys, the best part of the meal was surprisingly that flaky f***in crust. That crust was so done so damn well with the flakiness and buttery flavor holding everything in. You could pretty much argue that the crust was better than the fillings. Hard to say that for most of these meals.
The place is literally a hole in the wall. You'll find a door attached to the side wall of a salon by the Queensway. The service was real friendly and the people whip up their pies rather quickly and have them heated and ready for us folks. Definitely a must try for anyone who loves flaky savory goodness.
Ambience: B | Service: B+ | Price: B+ | Food: A-