Wiseys brings its pies to the west side
After a slew of winter shutterings—Timothy’s, Smock and Victoria’s Bakery are all papered up—Roncesvalles is starting to show some signs of life. Wiseys, a Kiwi meat pie shop with a store in East York, opened its west end location on March 26. On the menu: personal-sized butter chicken pies, New Zealand lamb numbers and one topped with mashed potato (pictured above) just to name a few. If it’s something sweet you’re after, an Afghan cookie (chock-full of cornflakes and topped with chocolate ganache) paired with a flat white is just the ticket. New Zealand natives Gary Wise and Anthony Spinley opened their first Canadian outpost last summer in Leaside, where they still do all their baking. Even the shop’s coffee has a New Zealand connection: all beans are provided by Pilot Coffee Roasters, another Toronto-based company owned by a couple of Kiwis.