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Meal in a Pie

4440 NE 20th Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
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  • Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-5pm
  • $
  • Takeout, Wheelchair accessible
  • Dinner, Lunch, Snack Food
  • Free Parking, Street Parking
  • Reservations Not Necessary
What has four corners, is filled with meat, and can travel anywhere you go? Why, a South African meat pie, of course. These feature flaky/light pastries with meaty fillings like spinach and feta, bobotie (that's curried beef with dried fruit), or lamb and potato. At only $4.95 a pop, they're inexpensive, single-serving meals -- not to mention quick and portable. They hail from the eponymous Meal in a Pie, a South African shop that also sells imported drinks and sundries. Bobotie (sweet ground beef) and chicken curry pies taste fresh; sausage rolls are like breakfast sausage with the same pastry crust. Wash them down with a Sparletta Creme Soda and grab a bottle of piri-piri sauce for the road.

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