Right next door to Queenstown’s famous Ferburger joint is its sister company Fergbaker. Also a one off, this is a cute little bakery which has lots of goodies on offer – from pies to sausage rolls to macarons to tarts and even slices of cake!
It was definitely the perfect place to go on that cold autumn’s night and needing a hit of warm, hearty food.
The counter with an array of foods on offer. You even get to have a sneak peak at the kitchen where all the goods are baked.
What lures me into this bakery is that smell of freshly baked pastries. I can’t explain it to you but it makes me weak in the knees and makes my eyes roll to the back of my head. On the first visit I get the Lamb Shank Pie $6.50 NZD.
The price is a bit steep for a pie but every single bite is worth every single cent. Innards include succulent and tender New Zealand lamb shank braised over night in a lamb gravy. Ohhhhh it was absolutely wonderful.
Finito – so good that I ate even the flakey bits of pastry that fell off the pie..
Visit #2 brings me to the Prawn & Chorizo pie $6.50 NZD. The word chorizo always makes my insides tingle so I knew I just had to get this one. I couldn’t wait to dig in!
One big bite and although the pastry was amazingly flakey and melted in your mouth, the filling wasn’t quite what I had expected. It was still jam packed with flavour but I just couldn’t pin point what it was that made it different. It didn’t wow me as much as the lamb shank pie and I think that’s what set my expectations so high.
The innards look amazing doesn’t it? But just look at that pastry! Don’t think I know of a place in Sydney that does anything like it.
We also opt for the pork sausage roll $4.00 NZD. A very tasty sausage roll it was. There was a lot more meat content as only ground shoulder and pork belly was used. You could definitely tell that they were made with love.
A great filling inside some mouth watering pastry. You seriously can’t ask for more.
Just like Fergburger, Fergbaker is definitely a hit. It specialises in baked goods and if there were one in Sydney I think I’d make a visit nearly every day…..
40 Shotover Street
Queenstown, New Zealand