New Zealand has the best meat pies in the world. No debate. It's not just the gourmet bakery pies either. We have great pies everywhere in this country. Our pie warmers are on fire (sometimes literally).

To New Zealanders, the pie is more than just a meal. It's a statement of national identity. How you get one down your throat says a lot about who you are.

Experts have identified five key pie consumption techniques. The fuel up, the aristocrat, the upgrader, the production line and the autopsy. Before we drill deeper into each of these methods and their


The Fuel Up

The Aristocrat

The Upgrader

The Production Line


The Autopsy