WHAT A DISH
Want to sample the UK’S healthy-ish pies minus any kitchen labour? Coming right up
FOR PASTRY PURISTS The skinny pie at Square Pie, Birmingham
With a shortcrust pastry top but no base, this lean option contains 50% less fat than Square Pie’s usual dishes and has less than 550 calories. Perfect with sweet potato mash.
FOR ADVENTUROUS TASTE BUDS Malaysian chicken pie at Pie & Ale, Manchester
These pie masters do keep the pastry lid on top, but they balance things out by packing their bakes with nutritious protein-rich fillings.
FOR FILLING FANS Roots Manoova at Pieminister, Bristol
Veggie pies without pastry: more fun than they sound. This gluten-free pie pairs roasted veg with a quinoa hot pot. Get a side of peas with chilli. Some (and we mean us) like it hot.
FOR DISCERNING VEGANS Mushroom and pepper bake at The Pie Maker, Edinburgh
With a dedicated selection of vegan and vegetarian options, this place is a must for plant-palates. Fragrant spices add a real kick to this veg-packed pie.
FOR SOMETHING FISHY Baby fish pie at Battersea Pie Station, London
When you fancy a light bite, these pie connoisseurs serve up small pastryencased treats filled with fresh, nutritious fillings such as cod, prawn and salmon. Quite a catch.