Buffalo is home to the Best British Shop in the World!

The English Pork Pie Company was notified this morning by the Telegraph Newspaper that it has won the Best British Shop in the World award for 2012 – learn more about the company here. “We are delighted to have won again,” said co-owner Vicky Parker. “Thanks to all of our supporters we beat 100s of other shops across the world – it just proves that we are offering outstanding products and customer service right here from Buffalo, NY!”
Check out the award here. The award is not new to the Buffalo-based Company. In fact, the English Pork Pie Company has commanded the prize in previous years. “We won in America in 2011, we should have won best in the world in 2011 too, as we had more votes,” Vicki told me. “But they made a mistake and awarded it to someone else that didn’t have as many votes as us.  We are the only company to have won Best British shop in America since the launch of the competition. We have won Best British Shop in the World two times now.”
What is particularly unbelievable is that Buffalo somehow managed to retain the company when it looked like it had one foot out of the door a couple years back. Thanks to a bit of dumb luck and a few stars aligning (story here), Buffalo has not only secured the enterprise, it has also managed to lay claim to an award that we should all rally around. Congrats to owners Vicky and Damian Parker for bringing the top British prize to Buffalo, once again. 

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Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Catalyst behind the Pierce-Arrow Film Arts Center. Throws The Witches Ball at The Hotel @ The Lafayette. Themed New Years mayhem at various locations. Next up: Porchfest... Also offers package tours of the city for groups or individuals. Contact Newell Nussbaumer | Newell@BuffaloRising.com

14 comments
C.K. Dexter Haven
C.K. Dexter Haven

I stopped in today to check it out, but not before passing by due to lack of signage. So, make sure you map it before taking off. It's in a fairly isolated location just south of the Buffalo river on South Park Ave.

I had a nice talk with the pleasant Vicky Parker before ordering a variety of frozen pies for later and getting a couple hot pies to go. I finished the popular steak and ale pie before leaving the parking lot - it never had a fighting chance. Excellent. As good or better than any had in London.

This type of food should be a staple at some of city's bars, for sure.

plasmarules
plasmarules

Do you know if any of their pies are Non-GMO like they would be in the UK and Europe?

QueenNeen
QueenNeen

I love the Beef and Onion pie as well as the Steak and Ale. You can go to the store front and grab a warm pie of the day or you can even buy frozen pies to take home and heat up.

Sheldon S. Kornpett, D.D.S.
Sheldon S. Kornpett, D.D.S.

Why ladyinwhite, you must be a proud member of the 99%! That's the most idiotic statement I've read here in ages.

Quixote
Quixote

Very British. Sort of makes me want to wear my brown shoes with my blue suit.

Old First Ward
Old First Ward

I drive by this place all the time. So do a lot of others. The problem is this business needs to have some identifying signage that brings in customers. It is a commercial type building (former tomato greenhouse storage facility and offices) with no real distinguishing company features. Until I read about the company in Buffalo Spree, I had absolutely no idea what that place was.

If your finances allow, invest in some lighted bright and identifying signage, awnings, canopies, sign boards to let people know what is inside. It will be a worthy investment. I hope you do well and attract more investment.

Looking forward to stopping in and purchasing some pies.

HF
HF

They look yummy, I guess I need to get my butt over there.

ladyinwhite
ladyinwhite

Food is top drawer. Shipping is what keeps them afloat. It's not like the stores on Elmwood and Hertel run as a hobby by a bored house wife who's husband supports the family. This is a husband and wife team both trying to earn an income. So glad they are doing well!

elmdog
elmdog

What a great niche and concept...This company can grow and thrive...I remember the plans the owners had for a neighborhood english feel concept...Let them do it now

Buffalobooster7
Buffalobooster7

OFW..They ship it around the world usually to British living abroad.The quality is top notch and the owners most gracious.Hot coffee too.

JM
JM

Pretty sure that's where most of the business comes from, shipping. They do have a small storefront but I'm pretty sure the bulk of the business is shipping.

JM
JM

I stopped by and ate there a few times. I usually just get the Beef and Onion Pie on mashed potatoes and gravy, I like steak and beans too.

My guess nutritional isn't that they are that healthy, I'd guess on Par with a Pot Pie, which as tasty as they can be aren't usually 'healthy'

paulsobo
paulsobo

can they ship? would make an interesting gift

Old First Ward
Old First Ward

Has anyone here tried any of these pies yet? If so what are your favorites? Prices seem quite reasonable.

I am curious about the nutrition labels. I didn't see any on the site, I wonder what the caloric, fat and sodium content is per pie.

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