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    Feeling brave and want to try that South Aussie favourite - a pie floater. Where's the best place to go?

     

    Had a Balfour's Green frog last week (tasted better than it looked but a little sweet for my taste) and I need to complete my culinary homework. The pie floater is next on my list of new things to try.

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    OK, but where the best place to get one? Rundle Mall? Marion? Southern suburbs? ........... (Saw them at Warrawong on the chef's special but we'd already eaten!)

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    Wht is the floater "floating" on?

     

    mushy peas/pea soup with tomato ketchup on top of the pie!

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    Haven't been in the city much in the evenings - are pie carts around during the day? .... and if so, where?

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    Guest moonraker1959

    There used to be a Pie van outside the railway station on Nth Terrace,and I thought (don't quote me)one also in Victoria Square!

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    There used to be a Pie van outside the railway station on Nth Terrace,and I thought (don't quote me)one also in Victoria Square!

     

    I showed this to my hubby and he said 'it's always been there.... What it isn't there anymore?' :/ I'd guess it'd still be there. I remember pie floaters and lamingtons, though not together :P

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    I thought the pie cart was still on Franklin Street but lots of places offer pie floaters...perhaps you could try Vili's Cafe, you know, the 24hour one in Mile End? Then you could people watch while you eat a great pie :) at another SA icon, Vili's!

     

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    Looks like trip to Vilis then as

     

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    "By 1915 there were only nine pie carts in Adelaide, but by 1958 only two

    remained. They were Cowley's Pie Cart outside the GPO on Franklin Street, once

    claimed as the oldest still existing in Australia, and the Balfour's Pie Cart,

    outside the historic Railway Station.

     

    Today, there is only one remaining,

    the GPO on Franklin Street."

     

    The green frogs (and other colours) are available at the Balfours coffee and cake stand at Westfield Marion

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    How about

     

    Dampers (soda bread)

    Pavlova

    Anzac biscuits

    TimTams (even more chocolatey than Penguins)

    Aussie burgers - meat + lettuce, tomato, cheese, pickled beetroot, fried onion, bacon, and a fried egg

    Cherry Ripe

    Vanilla slice

    Kangaroo, Emu and Camel meat

    Vegemite - yuk (cheesy Vegemite is OK though at a push)

    Musk sticks

    Fairy Bread

    Violet Crumble

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    I was in the bakery in O,Connell St, Nth Adelaide a week or so ago, and noticed that they advertise Pie Floaters. I can recommend this bakery which is open 24 hours and has a cafe section inside also, Cakes are delicious.

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    Guest BackToAdelaide

    Also try a couple of SA specialties - Fruchocs and kitchener buns! And if you really like the Fruchocs you can buy them by the truckload from the Menz factory shops in McLaren Vale and Glynde.

    Edited by BackToAdelaide

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    Guest SA Great

    The pie floater vans are all gone. There was one on Franklin Street in Victoria Square but the last few times I have been there it wasnt there. Villis cafe is prob the place to go although you couldnt beat eating one at the van. Another sad demise for SA!

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