As British Pie Week starts on March 7, here are just seven of those worth trying with a dash or ten of Hendo’s.
All of them, The Broadfield, Abbeydale Road
It’s far to say The Broadfield is now famous for its comforting pies that would keep anyone warm in winter.
Every day there is a different selection of fat golden creations to get your teeth stuck into.
Past hand-pressed favourites include everything from beef and ale to curried squash, okra and cashew nut
Pork pies from Waterall Butchers, the Moor Market
To lean over the counter at Wateralls is to smell the unique scent of a fantastic pork pie. They come in many sizes, with the large just £2.60, and apparently 200,000 are sold each year.
Stilton or cheese and pickle toppings are popular.
For those who can’t snap them up in bulk at the source, they are also on sale at the newest micropub on Ecclesall Road, Portland House.
Steak pies from The Figtree sandwich shop, Figtree Lane
Many city centre workers wait for Wednesdays with glee, eager to snap up a £3.50 special slab of steak pie.
They come drowning in gravy and peas.
Pie night at Silversmiths, Arundel Street
Another Tuesday hotspot, this pie and steak, night was started by Gordon Ramsay when he revamped the city centre restaurant.
The options, each £10, include creamy fish and pork mixed with cider, leeks and other goodies.
Good value starters and sweets also available.
Ham and apple as well as other fillings, The Old House, Division Street, city centre
Diners can get two pies with all the trimmings - peas, chips and gravy - for just £10 on Tuesday nights. That’s cheaper than the chip shop.
Buttery pasty is truly packed from bottom to top with solid filling, often there is a tiny pastry animal on top. Choices change daily.
Pie nights, Rhubarb Shed Cafe, Manor Lodge, Manor Lane
This quirky spot is an unusual place to dine and supports the community venture.
It hosts regular bistro and other themed nights, including pies.
In the past the chicken with wild mushroom option has impressed, with fragrant tarragon and thyme plus nutty mushrooms. More recently a chicken and chorizo was on the menu.
Small warning - they came with pie toppings, rather than all-the-way-around pastry.
Steak and ale, Ye Olde Mustard Pot, Midhopestones
A proper country pub selling proper steak an ale.
An ideal stop off after a country walk - and if you need to sleep off the pastry they do rooms too.
Meat and potato, Waggon and Horses, Langsett
Take a drive out to Langsett and sample one of the many pies here.
The meat and potato has been on the menu, and a favourite, for an incredible 30 years.
Its hearty beyond belief. Best eaten in front of the fire.
Steak and kidney, Cafe Pie, South Road, Walkley
No prizes for guessing what they serve at this retro venue...
There’s a wide variety of fillings, from family recipes, but regulars rave about the steak and kidney.
Pies cost a bargain £3.50 with mushy peas and red cabbage.