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People are Talking!

We've almost reached our 1 month anniversary and we are so excited for the future of Aussie Pie Guy! We want to thank everyone that has come out to try a pie and support us. People are talking Aussie Pie Guy... here is what they're saying:

The Aussie Pie Guy - Sweet Goodness in Pastry - Eat Street Blog
"I’d say the Aussie Pie Guy is a perfect fit and they sure have been welcomed by hungry Vancouverites who know a good thing when they bite into it!"

BCFoodieBlogger Review - BC Foodie Blogger
"The proof is in the pie…. The first try of the pie the crust was flakey and flavorful and the filling was so full of complex but heartwarming flavors and textures that you wanted the next bite right away!"

Vancouver's Newest Food Trucks (video) - CTV Morning Live with Erin Ireland
Erin Ireland of ToDieFor talks Aussie Pie Guy.

2013 Food Cart Festival (video) - 604NomNom
"The best pie your mother never made"

Review: Aussie Pie Guy Food Truck - Pixels and Parchment
"The crew was nice and friendly, and my husband even scored a free TimTam biscuit!"

Follow Me Foodie: Vancouver's High on Pie - WE Vancouver
"This is Vancouver’s first Australian eatery and it runs on wheels. The Aussie pie or “meat pie” is the signature at this food truck. It is Australia’s most beloved pie and the first one to be formally introduced to Vancouver’s food scene."

Cart Attack! Food Cart Fest Week Three - VancouverIsAwesome
" They have a great enthusiasm about pies, and their love for the food oozes through the buttery, flaky crust."

 

 

Local, Sustainable and Ethical

At Aussie Pie Guy we are committed to supporting our community by using local ingredients that are also sustainable and ethical. We also try to keep our city clean by only offering compostable items at our truck. Here are just a few things we are doing to help:

PURCHASING LOCAL
We think local ingredients just taste better plus we think it's important as a Vancouver start up company to support other local companies so we can all build and grow together.

<- Chickens at Rehoboth Farm.

We currently purchase our beef from Empire Valley, they produce hormone free, open range, premium beef for our Shane's and Aussie Pies.
We purchase our eggs for our Brekkie Pie from Rehoboth Farm located in Chilliwack, BC. They provide us with SPCA certified fresh eggs.
The beer for our Aussie Pie gravy is made from Howe Sound Rail Ale, which is produced in their brewery in Squamish, BC.
The pork for our Porky and Brekkie Pie is from Gelderman Farms in Abbotsford, BC.

We also source many of our vegetables and fruit locally and organically.

BANNING BOTTLED WATER
Inspired by Bundanoon, Australia - the first city in the world to ban bottled water - we only offer fresh, Vancouver tap water on our truck. It's delicious, it's good for the enviornment and it's free! Read more about it here.

ZERO GARBAGE
Everything we provide to our customers is compostable aside from recyclable drink cans. The sleeves that the pies are held in, cutlery, napkins, pie boxes and even water cups are 100% compostable.

If you have any questions about our sustainability goals or would like to know more information about where we source our ingredients, please don't hesitate to contact us!

 

 

 

 

Schedule: June 24 - July 1

Here's where you can find Aussie Pie Guy this week. For a more advanced schedule please visit us on Facebook.

Monday, June 24th
CLOSED

Tuesday, June 25th
11AM - 3PM: Hamilton and W. Georgia Street

Wednesday, June 26th
11AM - 3PM: Hamilton and W. Georgia Street

Thursday, June 27th
11AM - 3PM: Hamilton and W. Georgia Street

Friday, June 28th
Private Event

Saturday, June 29th
CLOSED

Sunday, June 30th
CLOSED

Monday, July 1st
12PM - 4PM: North Vancouver Canada Day

We proudly serve fresh, Vancouver tap water – inspired by Bundanoon, Australia.

At Aussie Pie Guy we try our best to be sustainable which is why we have chosen not to sell bottled water. Our decision to not sell bottled water was inspired by the small town of Bundanoon in New South Wales, Australia. Bundanoon banned bottled water in 2009 and was the first city in the world to do so. They didn't see the need for it and neither do we.

Vancouver's mountain fresh water has been voted one of the best waters on tap in the entire world and we're proud of that. Enjoy free, delicious tap water at our truck daily in compostible cups or bring your own reusable water bottle and fill up!

Australian town bans bottled water
July 9, 2009

Residents of a rural Australian town have voted to ban the sale of bottled water. They are possibly the first community in the world to take such a step.
Residents of Bundanoon cheered after their near-unanimous approval of the measure at a town meeting on Wednesday. It was the second blow to Australia's beverage industry in one day. Hours earlier, the New South Wales state premier banned all state departments and agencies from buying bottled water, calling it a waste of money and natural resources.

"I have never seen 350 Australians in the same room all agreeing to something," said Jon Dee, who helped spearhead the "Bundy on Tap" campaign in Bundanoon, a town of 2,500 about 100 miles south of Sydney. "It's time for people to realise they're being conned by the bottled water industry."
First popularised in the 1980s as a convenient, healthy alternative to sugary drinks, bottled water today is often criticised as an environmental menace, with bottles cluttering landfills and requiring large amounts of energy to produce and transport.

Over the past few years, at least 60 cities in the United States and a handful of others in Canada and the United Kingdom have agreed to stop spending taxpayer money on bottled water, which is often consumed during city meetings, said Deborah Lapidus, organiser of Corporate Accountability International's "Think Outside the Bottle" campaign in the US.

But the Boston-based nonprofit corporate watchdog has never heard of a community banning the sale of bottled water, she said.
"I think what this town is doing is taking it one step further and recognising that there's safe drinking water coming out of our taps," she said.

Opening June 13th

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Aussie Pie Guy Food Truck Opening June 13th

Vancouver, BC – June 11, 2013 – Vancouver’s first and only Australian food truck, Aussie Pie Guy, is opening at W. Georgia and Hamilton Street on Thursday, June 13th.  

Aussie Pie Guy is bringing savory and sweet Australian style pies to the streets of Vancouver via their decked out “Aussie road trip” themed truck. Pies include the traditional Aussie Pie made with BC beef and a pepper gravy made with local Howe Sound beer, the Brekkie Pie made with a whole BC egg and tons of bacon and more! Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options are also available.

“We are thrilled to be bringing an Australian classic to Vancouver. The pies are inspired by Australia and the ingredients are inspired by B.C. It’s a match made in pie heaven” says Co-Founder of Aussie Pie Guy, Kayleigh Lum.

Aussie Pie Guy will be a part of the new food truck pod located in front of the Queen Elizabeth Theater at the 600 block of Hamilton Street. Pie enthusiasts will also be able to find the truck at a variety of festivals and events including Khatsalano Arts & Music Festival, Vancouver Farmers Market (Kerrisdale) and the Chinatown Night Market (just to name a few!) Clearly, Vancouver is craving a good pie.

Aussie Pie Guy was founded by Matt Fitzhardinge of Perth, Australia, Kayleigh Lum and Linda Lowery (both of Vancouver) after craving a quality Aussie pie and couldn’t find one in Vancouver. Aussie Pie Guy ranked #1 out of all street vendor applications for the 2013 street food vendor licenses. All ingredients are sourced organic, local and ethically whenever possible. Matt, Linda and Kayleigh are available for interviews and look forward to filling Vancouverites pie holes!

More About Aussie Pie Guy

For more information on Aussie Pie Guy including their full menu, visit www.aussiepieguy.com. For more frequent updates on truck schedule, pie developments and more find them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Vine @AussiePieGuy.

Contact:
Kayleigh Lum
Co-Founder/VP Marketing -  Aussie Pie Guy
kayleigh@aussiepieguy.com
Ph: 778-991-PIES (7437)

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Events! Festivals! Parties!

Despite not being open yet (we promise it's soon. REAL soon.) we have a full calendar of events this summer. We're stoked to get out there and share our pies with you and some amazing events. For a detailed calendar of events/schedule visit us on Facebook. In the mean time, here are some of the events you can find us at this summer:

Hillcrest Community Festival - June 23rd

North Vancouver Canada Day - July 1st

Surrey Urban Farmer's Market - Multiple Dates

Vancouver Farmer's Market (Kerrisdale) - Multiple Dates

Vancouver Chinatown Night Market - Multiple Dates

Khatsahlano Music & Art Festival - July 13th

Food Cart Fest - Multiple Dates


We will be announcing even more soon! See you out there!

Opening June 2013

Aussie Pie Guy is bringing savory and sweet Australian hand pies to Vancouver and The Lower Mainland in June 2013. Our location is at Hamilton and West Georgia Street, across from the Queen Elizabeth theater, however you can also find us at festivals and events throughout the city. To keep up to date on where you can find us check our up to date schedule on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for daily tweets on our location.

Currently we are training up staff, working on our truck and getting ready to open in June. We'd love to hear from you if you have any questions, suggestions or comments.

 

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