Above Average Patties at Phamilyeats

: 858 Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto
Website: https://phamilyeats.ca/

Though Phamilyeats started out as one of the many delivery-only eateries that popped up during the pandemic, they now share a space with Conspiracy Pizza and Churnt Up.  They specialize in meat pies — either family-sized pot pies, or individual patties — and based on the patty I tried, they’re definitely worth checking out.


I went with the spicy beef patty, which is a classic patty through and through.  They’re not trying to reinvent the wheel, but it’s really well executed, with a great beefy flavour and a decent level of spice.

I also appreciated that the beef was a bit chunkier than the norm.  The meat in a lot of patties, particularly cheaper ones, is so thoroughly pulverized into a fine paste that it’s only vaguely recognizable as beef.  That’s definitely not the case here.


And the pastry might just be the highlight, with a delightful flakiness that complements the beef filling perfectly.

Above Average Patties at Stush Patties

Stush PattiesWebsite: https://stushpatties.com/

Stush Patties are available frozen at various supermarkets throughout the GTA (you can see where on their website), but alas, they don’t have a permanent location where you can buy their patties hot.

They were recently set up for the weekend at the Cheese Boutique, and I can say pretty conclusively that they need to open their own place ASAP.  They’re top notch patties.

Stush Patties

They had five types of patties on offer: beef, jerk chicken, jerk pulled pork, spicy lentil, and swiss chard.  They’re five bucks a pop (or slightly cheaper if you buy them frozen), which seems pricey, but you get what you pay for.

I went with the pulled pork, which features a whole bunch of tender pork with a delightful punch of tasty jerk flavour.  It’s meaty and very nicely spiced, with a pleasant kick and a mild sweetness that rounds things out.

Stush Patties

The pastry is quite good too; it’s rich and flaky without being overwhelming.  Some patties  overdo the pastry and skimp on the filling, but this one is just right.