Cornish Pasty Shops in Newquay Cornwall
Best Cornish Pasty Shops in Newquay
Most people love a good Cornish pasty, but how do you know where the best pasty shops are? In Newquay and Cornwall you're surrounded by pasties to buy and eat - and these days most of them are fresh, tasty and very yummy.
However, I've got my little favourites, which I'd like to share with you. Below are the best pasty shops in Newquay, they're the ones I'd go to - and have eaten from many times. These are the best Newquay cornish pasty shops
A genuine Cornish pasty contains certain ingredients (see a link below to a genuine cornish pasty recipe you can make at home) - all others are just pasties. All the shops will sell you Cornish pasties, as well as a large range of savoury pasties, sweet pasties and special one offs.
Remember though - if you try to eat any pasty outdoors in Cornwall, keep it hidden in the bag, keep your hand over the bag while you eat .... if you walk down the street with your pasty exposed, or wave it about in your hand ... the seagulls will have it.
Cornish Pasties Delivered
Cornish pasties delivered to your home, direct from Cornwall, are also increasingly popular.
What Sort of Pastry is Used in Cornish Pasties?
Generally, the sort of pastry used to make Cornish pasties is shortcrust, however, as more and more chefs try to create unique tastes, you will notice some shops with a different pastry. Many pasty recipes will use bread flour in the pastry too, to give it a more robust finish, a pasty strong enough to sit in a miner's pocket all morning and not to have broken into pieces by lunchtime!
There are two places you can buy a Rowe's Cornish pasty from in Newquay - there's the official Rowe's shop, in the pedestrianised area, opposite Boots.... or there's the heated pasty warmer/dispenser inside the Newquay Asda, although this seems to have gone the last time I was in there!
The Rowe's shop has a larger range of Cornish pasties, but if you're close to Asda and just fancy a quick fix then this is where I tend to end up buying my pasties from. (Note: I think they're not sold there any more... so be aware of that)
Rowe's is an established and reputable producer of bakery items and Cornish pasties. I can highly recommend these. They are certainly in my top 3 shops to head for if I want a pasty.
Genuine Cornish Pasty
Warrens Bakery is a local Cornish bakery, that bake and sell Cornish pasties, as well as a large range of pasties and a Pasty of the Week.
There are two Warrens' shops in Newquay, one tiny one in the centre of town, one larger bakery (with a cafe) near to the main Post Office.
Warrens bakery server the full range of bread, cakes and sandwiches, all freshly made on the premises. The larger bakery near to the Post Office has a cafe with an extensive, and very affordable menu.
Warrens do a Pasty of the Week, so there's always something different to try. I like their genuine Cornish pasties, as well as their Pork and Apple pasties. The last pasty I had from Warrens was a Pork & Rattler, which is a Cornish cider.
Warrens pasties are a good basic pasty, at a fair price, baked on the premises and hot.
You can be forgiven for overlooking Paulines Pasties - they're not easy to spot in the window of Pauline's fabulous display of fresh cakes and other food goodies. But venture inside the shop and they serve hot pasties too.
These are quite simply a good honest pasty, served hot, at about £2.20 each. A reliable quality. Pauline's are a long-established Newquay cornish pasty shop offering hot and cold pasties to go.
However, you might find it hard to buy a pasty at Pauline's once you've spent 2-3 minutes standing in awe at the windows, looking at their extensive and very keenly priced slabs of fresh cakes and gateaux (I'm partial to the Black Forest Gateaux). Now, in my little world I can't have a cake AND a pasty .... can I! So sometimes I just miss out on buying a pasty and get a slice of cake instead for the beach.
The Presto Pasty shop in Newquay is right in the town centre - it's part of a large chain of pasty shops so if you've been to one, then you've been to them all!
The shop itself is very small, but there are rarely queues and crowds so it does mean you'll get served quickly.
I used to love the Presto Pasty Spicy Chickpea & Potato pasty, but they changed the pastry recipe a few years back, so I've not tended to frequent them as often as I used to. That said, the Presto Pasty shop will provide you with high quality pasties, hot and cold.
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Lynn's (was The Pasty Parlour)
Now called Lynn's, previously called The Pasty Parlour, this Cornish pasty shop in Newquay you could completely overlook because it's not quite on the main street, but just round the corner. However, it's one that I always seek out as I think it's the best pasty shop in Newquay.
I'm partial to a Pork & Apple Pasty - and the one they sell at Lynn's is really nice, so if I fancy a pasty and am passing, I'll always call in there ... and hope I'm not too late.
Lynn's Pasties bake their pasties on-site, so you sometimes have to wait for the next hot batch to be ready, but usually they've still got some hot ones. They sell Cornish pasties as well as a large range of savoury and sweet pasties. The shop is very small though and it's standing room only for 4-6 at the counter! They have now changed the shop layout, doubling the counter size.
One tip ... watch out when you leave Lynn's, seagulls will be waiting to dive bomb you from behind if you expose too much of it from the bag! One seagull had a piece of my last hot pasty!!
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What's Your Favourite Pasty Flavour?
Not all pasties are Cornish, Cornish pasties are made from a certain cut of meat, potatoes, swede ... and cooked from raw inside the pastry. What's your favourite pasty?
Hot pasties served from a warming cabinet.