Welcome to Pie Baby.
A little project with a lot of heart and a big conscience.
Pie Baby was created by me, Lara and my husband Finn. We make delicious vegan pies to fill your hole! Two things we are passionate about are animal welfare and food. We combine these two passions into seriously satisfying, sumptuous, pastry filled pockets of pure joy with a kiwi twist - potato topped pies! We've got the passion, a great product and the drive, but we need a little help to get Pie Baby off the ground.
Where did it all start and why pies?
Who said kiwis can't fly? Well we can, and when we made the long flight from New Zealand to England we couldn’t wait to dive into the London food scene. London did not disappoint with food from every corner of the world with one exception, a good kiwi style pie. Now if you know anything about kiwis it's that we love to wrap our laughing gear around a good pie! London life without the home comfort of a potato topped pie seemed unbearable. So, in true kiwi DIY style, we decided to make our own. From our home kitchen armed with a passion for vegan junk food and full on flavour we created our own unique pie recipes and started baking for friends. This was the start of an exciting journey.
Mushroom stroganoff pie Mac'n'cheese pie Mexican chili bean pie
What have we done so far?
Armed with a huge desire to fill as many pie holes as possible and the encouragement of our friends we took the plunge and created a Pie Baby pop up event. A nerve racking, but exciting experience. It was a sell out and the feedback was so positive and reassuring, our potato topped vegan pies were a hit! We continued to run pop ups, which sold out every time. As a result of this success we were invited to provide our pies to punters at a number of events. A tattoo shop opening, small business first birthday celebrations, a wedding, a record fair and a film festival. The support we received each time confirmed that we were heading in the right direction.
What we hope to achieve?
Pie hard fans in every corner of the world! Ultimately we would love Pie Baby to be available to everyone, everywhere. But we will start a little closer to home. We plan to start selling locally providing pies at community markets, through small businesses and fesitvals across Bristol, then quickly venture further afield to other locations . With your support we want to create a fantastic Pie Baby stall, be ready to hit the street food markets and make a big splash on the vegan food scene. Ultimately we would love to have our own Pie Baby Diner to call home.
Who is Pie Baby?
We are a wife and husband team with over 20 years of shared life experiences so far, Pie Baby is our next big adventure together. I have been a teacher for over 13 years working with children and adolescents who became disengaged and disconnected from mainstream education. Finn is an artist and has also worked with young people creating fantastic art programmes that provided opportunities for positive engagement and motivation. One of our long term goals with Pie Baby is to eventually provide learning opportunities for young people in the comminuty through work experience, mentoring and training.
Finn brings his skills as an artist and creates the branding and characters that make up the Pie Baby family. I love to cook and experiment with new recipes. As we both worked most of our younger days in hospitality we are under no illusions as to how much hard work it takes to cook and serve a quality product to the public. Together we bring a balanced set of skills and the drive to make Pie Baby a success. We are ready for this!
Where will the funds go?
The funds we raise, with your support, will help Pie Baby get set up with an awesome original market stall and all the equipment for preparing, cooking and storing our delicious pies. The handy little pie chart below gives you an idea of what we want to invest in. Our market stall will be our main point of contact for expanding the Pie Baby family, grow our business, reaching and filling as many pie holes as we can.
What are the rewards?
Apart from becoming a much appreciated member of the Pie Baby family of supporters, we want to provide you with rewards that will not be available anywhere else again. All our rewards ( have a closer read to your right) will all be printed with this exclusive 'Who ate all the pies?' design.
Everyone who shows their love for Pie Baby will have their name added to our wall of fame. We hope to take this wall with us to all events and eventually have it placed as a proud and prominant fixture on our future restaurant wall.
Supporters will also be invited to our launch party so we can feed you with pie and say a massive thank you for the support.
Thank you for your support.
We look forward to what the future holds and can not wait to fill you all with delicious pies!