Grateful Pies, launched today 3rd November 2020, has evolved over time from a dish discovered in the pages of the family recipe book of Milly Pearl O’Shea, the grandmother of founder Farika Holden. The recipe dates back from an era before food was mass-produced; a time when food labels didn’t include a range of mysterious artificial additives. Today the pie contains only ten ingredients and a blend of aromatic spices.
Inspired by the classic French-Canadian Tourtière, a Grateful Pie is a plant based pie made with a light olive oil crust and a delicious filling of green lentils flavoured with Bramley apple, onion, celery, mushroom, potato and seasoned with aromatic spices. Designed to be shared each pie measures 9” serving six and is one of very few sharing pies on the market.
Grateful Pies is priced at £14.95, and can now be ordered online via gratefulpies.com/shop for next day UK wide delivery.
Wholesale enquiries can be made via email@example.com and will initially be available at ten independent London retailers including The Grocery (Shoreditch), Seasons & Blossoms (Islington) and Shepherd Foods (Primrose Hill) with nationwide distribution in place by February next year.
Grateful Pies also offers customers a gifting service using beautifully designed sustainable packaging, as founder Farika believes “the only thing better than receiving a Grateful Pie is giving one.”
Born from her desire to share and bring people together Farika has been making these pies and giving them out to friends and loved ones every winter and festive season for over twenty years. As praise and requests for pies gathered momentum so did Farika’s enthusiasm to launch Grateful Pies as a business.
“I have always believed in the sharing of food as one of the most significant ways to show love and friendship. Inspired by the discovery of my grandmothers recipe over twenty years ago I have been showing my gratitude to friends and family with this pie” she says.
Grateful Pies are an all-inclusive alternative to the traditional meat dishes that have historically featured as the centrepiece of the table and are the perfect communal food, particularly being plant-based, and can be enjoyed by everyone; kids (“there’s nothing green inside” was the happy reply from a young customer), vegans, meat-eaters, people of all ages and from all different culinary backgrounds.
Grateful Pies is the rich and satisfying heart of any dinner that can be served with all varieties of side dishes from around the world demonstrating versatility for differing tastes. And for Farika? Farika’s favourite way to eat a Grateful Pie is with ketchup.
For wholesale enquiries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Grateful Pies are currently available at the retailers listed below with full nationwide distribution anticipated by February.
The Grocery, Shoreditch
Simply Fresh, Bethnal Green
L’Épicierie 56, Homerton
Farm Hill, Lower Clapton
Organic Village, Victoria Park
Seasons & Blossoms, Islington
Budgens, Tufnell Park
Urban Native, Crouch End
Shepherd Foods, Primrose Hill
Tony’s Continental, East Finchley
UK-wide overnight delivery £5 via website
For a taste of India: serve with lime pickle, raita, onion bhajis
For a taste of Spain: serve with padron peppers or banderillas
For a taste of Italy: serve with a tomato and basil salad
As part of a Middle Eastern mezze: fattoush and baba ganoush
Sunday Roast: serve with your favourite traditional sides
Mid-Week Supper: serve with chips and seasonal vegetables