18 Years of DUB Pies + 18% Discounts

Kia ora & G'day all lovers of pies and coffee,

 

We're only able to celebrate our 18th birthday due to the continued support from our awesome customers like you, so for all fans of Kiwi-Aussie pies and coffee, we're offering a limited-time 18% off discount! Use code "Happy18th" at checkout. (Expires 9/19 - ordering details below.)

We appreciate all of you beyond what we can express for enabling us to live our dream of serving delicious pies for a taste of home away from home. Below is the story of DUB Pies and milestones throughout the past 18 years.

In 2003, DUB Pies was born of a passion for pies & flat whites, and a desire to share that passion with New Yorkers (and beyond that, all Americans). Another undeniable goal was to get the Pie Boy (the owner's son) through school and into college

Well, we're stoked to report that we just unlocked that achievement level! Pie Boy is matriculating upstate at a State University and is quickly becoming an (almost) independent being! Very exciting!!

Given the challenges of the last 18 months - we're taking stock and having a quick look back at what we've done throughout our 18 ambassadorial years where we've kept the classic down-under-style pie and flat white as our singular focus. 

Late 2003 - Sold our first pies/rolls to be consumed by attendees of the premiere of "The Return Of The King". A very fitting beginning, we feel.

2004 - 2005 - Started shipping pies nationwide and providing pies to bars/pubs/cafes around NYC.

Late 2005 - Added retail cafe to our small wholesale business and began dabbling in coffee (flat whites being the focus).

2006 - 2008 - We began offering catering services as well as expanded nationwide shipping.

2009 - 2011 - Grew our wholesale business, Brooklyn cafe quickly became a popular community hub.

2012 - 2014 - Thanks to the incredible generosity of our crowd-funding patrons, we raised half the money needed for a pie and flat white truck. We borrowed the rest of the money, built the truck, and set about introducing down-under-style pies and coffee to the people of NYC. We opened (and closed) a West 4th St, West Village, Manhattan cafe which turned out not to be the ideal location we'd thought. 

2015 - 2019 - We worked to consolidate revenue streams and optimize operations to focus on the Brooklyn cafe, catering, food truck, wholesale, and e-commerce. We also became a boutique coffee roaster.

2020 - The pandemic hit our business very hard and resulted in the closure of our Brooklyn cafe (of 12 years), so we pivoted to focus on e-commerce to sell directly to our customers nationwide.

2021 - We're doubling our effort on e-commerce for both one-time orders and recurring subscriptions. We've expanded our offering to include Aussie-Kiwi packaged sweets and treats.

This journey would have not been possible without support from our customers like you, so thank you very much for placing orders and signing up for recurring order subscriptions. We look forward to continuing to serve you and continue to provide the down under-style comfort food and coffee here in the United States.


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Reduced Longer Distance Shipping Charges 

If you live outside of the states surrounding NY and haven't ordered in a while - consider building an order through our site to get a full quote so you can see how much more attractive Overnight and 2nd-day delivery is now that we offer UPS as an option. In most cases, the rate is half what we've offered for years through Fed-Ex. 

Don't forget to add this month's discount code - Happy18th

 

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Using September Discount Codes

1) Frozen Pies shipped nationwide (includes NYC) - 
use promo code - Happy18th - to get 18% off your order.  (Expires Sept 19th)

2)
DUB-roasted coffee & Down Under-style packaged snacks - use promo code - Happy18th - to get a 18% off your order. Use code FREESHIPPING when ordering more than $75 worth of goodies. (Expires Sept 19th)  YES! - you can use both discounts when ordering on the goodies page!

3) Mercato Grocery Delivery - aka the DUB Online NYC Bodega -
NYC customers only.  Use code - September21 - to get $20 off orders of $100 or more.  First-time orders should use promo code - ZFVEWN - to get 30 days of unlimited free delivery. 


4) The DUBsciption - discount pies/rolls - always!!!:  
This is still our very best way to get your pies from us. Monthly orders save 15%. Alternate month orders save 12.5% Three monthly orders save 10%. Use this month's discount code - Happy18th - to get 18% off the first order (repeat orders revert to the frequency discount above.  DUBscription includes: the ability to give gift subscriptions (in future) at the same discounted rate (while you too have a subscription), a free t-shirt after your 3rd order, an upcoming mega discount on coffee subscriptions, advance warning on special pies, and other offers

 

 

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COVID Conscious Catering Services:

This month's 18% discount can also be applied to your NYC catering needs.

Email us with your order or questions - orders@dubpies.com 

Our catering service comports with all Covid-19 reduction protocols and is proving a popular option for office catering and other events. All food we send out is individually pre-packaged & labeled - including pies, rolls, sides, and sweets.

All of our staff are vaccinated.

We can deliver HOT to your place of work or event. Get in touch for more info.

September 17, 2021 by Gareth Hughes

Aussie treats: the sweet taste of home delivered to you

We now sell a range of Aussie treats and Kiwi goodies at DUB Pies which you can have delivered to you in New York City or anywhere across the United States.


Our online sweet shop is now open and we have a range of Aussie treats and other sweet stuff which will appeal to expats from Australia, New Zealand, Britain, Ireland and beyond. So if you’re living in New York City or anywhere in the US and want the sweet taste of home delivered to you, this is where you need to go.


Of course, if you’re American or from anywhere else in the world, you might also want to see what all the fuss is about. And while you’re in our online Aussie sweets shop, you might also want to pick up some of our supertasty DUB Pies coffee beans. Specialty coffee at its best!


To give you a sweet taste of what we have in the DUB Pies shop, here’s a look at some of the most popular items.

 


 

Tim Tams
Possibly the most popular item in our Aussie sweets shop, Tim Tams are Australia and New Zealand’s favourite biscuits: a delicious mix of crunchy biscuit and cream filling all wrapped up in the tastiest chocolate! We have the Arnott’s ones on our site and have Original, Chewy Caramel and Double Coat.


Be warned: these sell out quickly but we also restock quickly. So check back regularly.


Pineapple Lumps
“Never combine chocolate and pineapple! It doesn’t work.” Oh, boy, how wrong they were! Pascall’s Pineapple Lumps are the best. Case closed.


Violet Crumble
Honeycomb? Chocolate? Bite-sized? Already we’ve said too much! You have to taste them to believe them. Get your Violet Crumble here.


Crunchies
Did someone say honeycomb and chocolate? Pure, simple and made by Cadbury’s, Crunchies are a massive favourite in the UK and Ireland. In a word: crunchilicious. (It is too a word!!!)


Wagon Wheels
If you were inventing the perfect treat and someone asked you what your first four ingredients would be, you would say marshmallow, jam, biscuit and chocolate. You know you would! Well, those fine folks in Arnott’s beat you to the punch with the sublime Wagon Wheel.


Buzz Bars
Miss your childhood? Then Buzz Bars are for you! When you got these in your lunch box, you knew you were loved! And when you robbed them from the pantry, you knew you were good at robbing! Soft, fluffy marshmallow topped with caramel and covered in milk chocolate.


Cadbury's Roses
Okay, you want sophisticated? Cadbury’s Roses have been filling homes in New Zealand, the UK and Ireland with rosy happiness for years. Apart from all the rows about who gets which flavour. Want to make someone happy? Buy them Roses!

Cadbury Flakes
If Roses are sophisticated, then Flakes are sexy. Anyone remember the ads? Pure, unadulterated, crumbly, chocolate sinfulness!

Whittaker’s Chocolate
These bars take chocolate to another level. Try them with red wine or even better: with our DUB Pies coffee. Simply irresistible! We have Almond Gold, Dark Block and Dark Salted Caramel.

Taveners Licorice Allsorts
Looking for Great British Sweets? Look no further than Taveners Licorice Allsorts! But if you’re an RJ’s fan, we also have their Licorice Allsorts. No fighting!


Also, bear in mind two things: one, we’re constantly adding stock so always check back for new items and two, if it’s sold out, it’ll be back soon.


And if there’s something you’d like us to source specially for you, email us on info@dubpies.com and we’ll see if we can get it.


We now have three ordering options at DUB Pies!

There’s the original DUB Pies site: www.dubpies.com

There’s DUB Coffee & Sweet Treats: www.dubpiescoffee.com

And there’s the DUB Virtual NYC Bodega (via Mercato): www.mercato.com/shop/dub-pies

March 14, 2021 by Gareth Hughes

All about the pies: National Pie Day and Australia Day are here.

National Pie Day and Australia Day have arrived and we have news about our supertasty Afghan
biscuits which still taste the same great way but which have had a bit of a name change.

Australia Day
It’s here again: Australia Day is on Tuesday, January 26 th ! It’s the official national day of Australia
and marks the anniversary of the arrival of the First Fleet of British ships at Port Jackson in New South Wales in 1788. Thankfully, over the years, it has become to mean more than that and is now a
culturally diverse celebration of all that’s great about Australia.

Here in the States, Aussies celebrate it by getting together with other Aussies and having a beer or two and getting in some Aussie pies and treats. You might even find a New Zealander or two in the mix as well.

If you are ordering food for Australia Day, do it on www.dubpies.com now to make sure your order
arrives on time. New Yorkers can use the Mercato site to order and don’t forget we have also launched our sweet new sister site which has treats from Down Under on it as well as our legendary DUB Pies coffee.


‘Roughs’
We wanted to share some info with you on one of our most popular biscuits: the Rough, or the Afghan as it has always been known. This is a traditional New Zealand cookie and is very popular back home. We New Zealanders tend to do the sweet stuff pretty well as you may have noticed. (“Your savory pies and rolls are also bloody amazing!” we hear you shout. Which is a very fair point.)


The Afghan cookie is usually made with flour, butter, corn flakes, sugar and cocoa powder and then
topped with chocolate icing and a half walnut. We use a traditional, home-made recipe to make ours,
resulting in a biscuit that is a little bit bitter (the cocoa) but also sweetly offset by the chocolate icing.
It’s smooth and quite dense but also quite crunchy thanks to the corn flakes. So it kind of has it all!

Then, this year Griffin’s Food Company, a big New Zealand snack producer, who do a commercial
version of the Afghan, changed its name to the ‘Rough’. They did this in the wake of the Black Lives
Matter movement as there had been controversy over the name ‘Afghan’ being a possible reference to the 19th century Anglo-Afghan Wars. Others say it’s called an Afghan because it has a rough texture similar to the landscape of Afghanistan.


Anyway, the point is we decided to change it to the Rough too. New name, same taste!

 

National Pie Day

And lastly if Australia Day isn’t enough to get you eating tasty savory pies, National Pie Day is on Saturday, January 23rd ! If you want to be part of it – and honestly why on earth wouldn’t you? – we
recommend . . . eh . . . eating pies! Have a happie one!


To find out more about the DUB Pies online ordering service, go here.

For New York-only deliveries, check out our Mercato site here.

And for DUB coffee beans, sweet treats and other packaged goods from Australia and New Zealand,
go to our new sister site.

January 20, 2021 by Gareth Hughes

Meat pies now available to order online

Meat pies from our DUB Pies bakery in New York can now be ordered directly from our website and delivered straight to you across the country

Who Is The Pie Man?

"Remember, never trust a skinny pie man!"

Some of you I see regularly in the café, others I see out and about in Windsor Terrace, where I’ve lived for twelve years. But I don’t often get the chance to share the story of how I came to be living in the Northern Hemisphere with a passion for spreading the gospel of the meat pie. Bear with me while I tell you my tale of odd jobs, soul-searching, and achieving success on the five-pie-a-day-diet.

After two weeks of working the AM shift as a taxi driver in NYC, September 11 happened. Before this, I had been living in California & Oregon, biding my time in the corporate world, dreaming of writing a book, and generally feeling pretty adrift. New York can make you feel more adrift than anywhere else on earth—especially after a tragedy—but it can also give you a sense of belonging you never knew you could feel. I immediately swapped the taxi gig to become a manager of the counselors working directly with survivors at one of the disaster assistance centers (I had received my Master’s in Psychology back in New Zealand).

But after a year I was completely drained—emotionally and mentally. I needed the comforts of home. Some people need to spend 40 days and 40 nights in the desert for answers, others need to sit under a tree and meditate all night long. I had to eat five meat pies a day for several months to attain enlightenment and discover that the answer to every question is “meat pies.” I knew my duty was to return to my adopted hometown and share the love that is the humble yet mighty meat pie.

After a crash course in pie-making with some of my favorite pie men in New Zealand, I came back to New York, opened DUB (Down Under Bakery) Pies in 2003, and have been bringing the ultimate comfort food to the masses ever since.

The Pie Shop - 211 Prospect Park West, Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn

I don’t just want to make pies because they’re tasty and remind me of home. The beauty of a meat pie is that it can be eaten down the pub with your friends while you unwind over a match,  keep you warm while you walk around the park with a loved one, or shared with your six-year-old who invariably ends up with crumbs all over his face. All the jobs I’ve had have been about bringing joy and comfort to peoples’ lives—from radio DJ to counselor—but this one has been the most meaningful. Food feeds the soul, even more so if it’s a delicious meat pie.

 

How to Experience 'DUB Pies' Like a Kiwi!

A Story Told In New Zealand Slang (*translation guide below)

Guest Blog by Anna Orchard 

So, there you are, knackered after a long work-week, your team has just lost in the footie and all your mates have scarpered for the weekend, they'll not be back for yonks. Your ex is sending you round the bend and you just want to tell them to rack off. The stroppy sprogs keep throwing a wobbly and the rellies are driving you mad. It's time to get your arse into gear and come to DUB Pies to suss out the best cuppa and savory pies in all of Brooklyn! 

Whether you come to DUB every arvo to chat up the server you fancy or you just need to go bush for a while, we suggest grabbing yourself a chook pie to take-away and eat in nearby Prospect Park, but whatever your pie preference you’re sure to have a cracker day 'cos we have heaps to choose from in our selection of delicious meat pies, vege pies, sausage or spinach rolls.

And that's before we even get started about the our now legendary flat whites! Tumeke! 

Oh, and don't forget our sweet pies: apple, peach, cherry/rhubarb. 

Of course there's always plenty of HP and tomato sauce to go round while you have a cheeky natter with our regulars, listen to some brilliant New Zealand tunesappreciate our gallery of locals' art-work and recover from the large one you had last night.

You might be in for an ear bashing if you don’t bring home a Lamington for the missus, don’t say we didn’t warn you.

After stuffing your face with a curry vege pie, Anzac biscuits, and Brooklyn’s own Dough doughnuts, you’ll be away laughing. Sweet as. 

We’ll have your guts for garters if you don’t come back!

Chur.

 

*Kiwi-American Translation Guide

Anzac biscuit: Sweet cookie made with oats, coconut, and golden syrup

Arse: Butt

Arvo: Afternoon

Away laughing: No more worries

Chat up: Flirt with

Cheeky: Sassy; A bit rude;

Chur: thanks; cool; sweet; cheers

Chook: Chicken

Cracker: Very good

Cuppa: Hot cup of tea or coffee

Ear bashing: Talking incessantly; won’t shut up

Fancy: Attracted to; have a crush on

Flat white: Double shot of espresso and micro-foam milk served in a ceramic cup

Footie: Rugby game

Go bush: Get away from it all

Guts for garters: In big trouble

Heaps: A lot

Knackered: Exhausted

Lamington: Australian sponge cake coated in chocolate and coconut

Large one: Big night out

Mates: Friends

Missus: Wife; girlfriend

Natter: Talk; chat

Rack off: Go away

Reckon: To think

Rellies: Relatives

Round the bend: Going crazy

Savory pie: Filling—usually meat, vegetables, and/or potato—wrapped in pastry

Scarpered: disappeared, fled, taken off, left the vicinity

Sprogs: Children

Stroppy: Moody; bad tempered

Suss out: Figure out; sort out; take care of

Sweet as: No problem; all good

Take away: To go

Throw a wobbly: Become angry; have a tantrum

Tomato sauce: Ketchup

Tumeke: awesome

Yonks: Ages; a long time

 


 

Savory pies and the beautiful game.

DUB Pies recently entered into a quite phenomenally exciting partnership with the juggernaut leading the charge of all things football (ie soccer) in the USA - the mighty Men In Blazers.

That's right... each Monday night you can now see our pies imbue Davo, Rog and their guest(s) of the week with the ability to predict the score of the following weekend's games. 

Great espresso coffee - down under styles.

We've been serving great espresso coffee in NYC since 2005 and we were among the first to offer the authentic, properly made, world-changing, down under classic, the flat white...

An authentic passion for pies!

If you're not from the lands down under it might be difficult to fully comprehend the importance of the humble savory/meat pie to New Zealand and Australian food culture. To say that a pie is as important a staple down under as pizza, hot dogs and hamburgers are (collectively) to the American food landscape is not at all hyperbole.