Today I ran into Whole Foods Market and as I was headed to the checkout counter I was drawn to the deli area. There next to a heated display swarmed shoppers like bugs drawn to light. And there I discovered the Aussie awesomeness of Boomerang’s Gourmet Veggie & Meat Pies. What a thrill to discover meat pies reminiscent of my visit to New Zealand.
For those who aren’t familiar with this Australian favorite; meat pies are flakey, handheld and considered the “national dish” of New Zealand and Australia. For Texans it’s like an empanada collided with a pot pie.
Based out of Austin, Texas Boomerang’s nailed it with their vegetarian version of their Spicy Mexican Veggie (diced poblano peppers and jalapenos, vegetarian sausage, red beans, cheddar cheese, red pepper flakes, diced jicama and cucumber mixed in Boomerang’s Colorado sauce) and a vegan Thai Veggie (baby corn, carrots, water chestnuts, basil and cilantro all combined in Boomerang’s gourmet Thai peanut sauce). Looks like they also sell Curry Veggie, Southwest Veggie and Spinich & Mushroom.
These vegetarian delectables are a meal unto themselves. Whole Foods was introducing them for $3.99 today and will sell them for $4.99. This might seem steep, but these pies are thick and stuffed full with vegetables. I felt like it was a fair price, especially since I can’t eat lunch for less than $8 these days. I didn’t walk away hungry.
Checking out their website I discovered these savory pies are sold in Whole Foods throughout Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Oklahoma. Don’t live near one of these awesome states or have a Whole Foods near you? No problem mate, they also ship.