Feed Your Pie Hole at Meal in a Pie
|This Meal in a Pie is filled with chicken curry.|
Why, a South African Meal in a Pie, of course.
These feature flaky/light pastries with meaty fillings like spinach and feta, bobotie (that's curried beef with dried fruit), or lamb and potato. At only $4.95 a pop, they're inexpensive, single-serving meals -- not to mention quick and portable.
They hail from the eponymous Meal in a Pie, a South African shop that also sells imported drinks and sundries. I stopped in to grab a few pies, and ended up sampling the chicken curry and bobotie as well as two sausage rolls. The bobotie was my favorite -- the sweet fruit tasted great against the spicy, curried ground beef. The pie itself was made of airy, slightly buttery puff pastry.
|This pie is filled with bobotie, a spicy fruit and beef mixture.|
Meal in a Pie sells bottled hot sauce made with piri-piri, a spicy African pepper, and an indigenous style of beef jerky called biltong that's cured with vinegar. It also sells frozen pies in bulk so you can cook them up at home. The eatery is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Check it out if you want a quick, fun meal on the go.
Meal in a Pie
4440 NE 20th Ave., Fort Lauderdale 33308