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If there’s one thing synonymous with Cornwall and Cornish life, then it is a good old traditional pasty. Over the years, the pasty has filled the stomachs of millions of people worldwide, and it has become a staple for any tourist who is lucky enough to visit our beautiful corner of the world. However, despite the Cornish pasty being regarded a national dish of sorts, there have been different varieties and flavours springing up all across the Duchy, and here at myCornwall, we thought it was time to delve into the weird and wonderful world of pasty flavours, and give you our top 8 most unusual fillings.
The Veggie Power Power – Rowes Cornish Bakers.
Winner of the Pirate FM Design Yer’ Own Pasty Competition 2016, the newest addition to the Rowes family consists of a smorgasbord of vegetables to tempt your tastebuds. With spinach, feta and butternut squash, this pasty was voted by the Cornish public, and is sure to entrance fans from around the duchy.
Apple and Raspberry Pasty – Portreath Bakery
Although savoury pasties are the norm in most bakeries, the Portreath Bakery has expanded its range and now offers a selection of sweet pasties. With a choice between Apple and Raspberry and Apple and Cinnamon, these sweet pasties can be devoured after its savoury counterparts, or as a unusual choice for dessert.
3 The Square, Portreath, Redruth TR16 4LA
Spicy Chicken Curry – Cornish Kitchen
Packed with a punch, this spicy chicken curry pasty is guaranteed to be something completely different. With mango chutney, lime pickle and an assorted of spices, this curried chicken pasty will be reminiscent of your favourite takeaway.
51 Fore Street Tel: 01736 793 632
Vegan – Ann’s Pasties
Steering away from the meat-laden options, this pasty really holds its own. With fresh Cornish onion, turnip and potato all hand-cut, this pasty is not only meat-free and dairy-free, but absolutely delicious.
The Lizard Pasty Shop
Chicken, Bacon, Leek and Cheese – Chough Bakery
Awarded the ‘Best Alternative Pasty’ in the 2013 British Pie Awards, this creamy pasty uses smoked bacon, locally sourced chicken, cheddar cheese and a variety of vegetables to win over legions of fans. Highly delicious, highly commended and highly addictive.
3 The Strand, Padstow
Ultimate Breakfast Pasty – Sarah’s Pasty Shop
It’s never too early for a pasty, and at the family-run Sarah’s Pasty Shop in Lo0e, they have thought ahead of the game with their Ultimate Breakfast Pasty. Coined as a ‘fry-up in a pasty’, this pasty is stuffed with sausage meat, bacon, mushrooms, tomato, baked beans, egg and flaked potato, this pasty will set you up for the morning.
6 Buller Street, East Looe, Cornwall PL13 1AS
Speciality Pasties on Order – Hampsons of Hayle.
Ever fancied a particular flavour of pasty, but can’t find it being made or sold? Then ring up or pop into Hampsons of Hayle. The award-winning butchers have created speciality pasties for customers who can’t find what they’re looking for, and with prime cuts of meat, you won’t be disappointed.
20 Chapel Terrace,
Gluten-Free Pasties – Cafe Cloud
Trying to find a gluten-free Cornish pasty in the duchy is incredibly hard. But Cafe Cloud in Newquay offer a wide selection of homemade and delicious gluten-free pasties, savouries and cream teas, so you won’t have to deny yourself the dishes of Cornwall this time. The staff are also incredibly helpful and understanding to any dietary requirements.
However, ringing in advance for the gluten-free options is advisable to avoid disappointment.
54 Fore Street, Newquay, Cornwall, TR7 1LW