Toronto has gone mad for the ubiquitous, national handheld snack of Australia, it seems. Consider the deluge of local press coverage of late for Kickstarter success story Kanga. No longer a cult pop-up, the pie pusher now has standalone digs in the Entertainment District, at 65 Duncan.
Owners Megan Chan and Erynn Mayes "both lived in Australia and discovered the deliciousness that is an Aussie meat pie" in 2010. The Kanga website also declares that it "would be a shame if Toronto never experienced the true blue experience of an Aussie meat pie."
Well, crisis averted. Flush with $16,575 in Kickstarter cash - and presumably more from other sources - the pair now have a permanent space to deliver the likes of beef and Vegemite, steak and bacon and butter chicken pastry pockets to the public. A notable concession to local food culture has been made at Kanga too - you can pimp that pie poutine-style with gravy and cheese curds.
Propeller coffee is on hand but, sadly, no beer (or grog, as it were). You can also still purchase Kanga products at outlets like Royal Beef, Brickyard Grounds and Sliced.