Pasties (pronounced pass-tees) are an iconic U.P. meal. These savory meat pies were the original fast food of copper miners and lumberjacks. Brought here from the mining region of Cornwell, England, U.P. wives would fill the rolled-out dough with leftover beef, potato, onion and rutabaga, fold the pastry in half, seal the edges and bake. Legend says the miners would take these golden pastries into the mines and reheat them on a shovel over their lantern candles.
Today, you can buy them steamy hot with a variety of fillings including chicken pot pie, spicy jalapeno, bacon, cheeseburger and gluten-free options from these local shops.
Where to get a pasty
- Dobber’s Pasties Inc
- Hiawatha Pasties
- Irontown Pasties
- Joe’s Pasty Shop
- Jean Kay’s Pasties
- Lehto’s Pasties
- Muldoons Pasties
- Roy’s (Sheldon’s) Pasties & Bakery
Ask about unique pasty fillings, or try the new bierock with beef, cabbage and beer plus. Don’t go back home without eating at least one!