Colonel Sander’s favorite Sydney fast food – a pie?


Harry’s Cafe de Wheels in Woolloomooloo is a Sydney institution. Located on Cowper Wharf Road near Finger Wharf overlooking the Garden Island naval fleet this caravan has been serving Sydney’s best pies and in particular pie floaters since 1938. The cafe is so much a Sydney icon it is on the National Trust Register as a significant location. The caravan stated before the Second World War and over the years has had a host of big names eat there including Frank Sinatra, Elton John, Marlene Dietrich and the king of fast food Colonel Sanders himself- who legend tells liked the pies so much he ate three of them. There is a picture of the Colonel out the front hoing into a pie along with a host of other big names who have had their picture taken over the years. The caravan has quiet a variety of pies including a seafood pie and the famous Tiger pie which is packed with bacon and cheese but everyone’s favorite is the classic pie floater. Here a rich meat and gravy pie is topped with mashed potato, waxy mushy peas and topped with tasty brown gravy- they are absolutely delicious. Harry’s has become so popular in recent years a few more stores have popped up over Sydney including one in the city’s Haymarket one at Liverpool and another one up the coast at Newcastle.

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3 Comments on “Colonel Sander’s favorite Sydney fast food – a pie?”

  1. #1 michael
    on May 4th, 2008 at 10:41 pm

    Hi Rocky
    as the current owner of Harrys (21years)I felt very proud when I read your story,
    thanks for custom and you kind words
    best wishes

  2. #2 symphonie
    on Jun 25th, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    Sorry to say that is NOT a pie floater. You will have to go to Adelaide for the original and authentic thing.

  3. #3 Juho Uski
    on Sep 17th, 2012 at 8:54 am

    Harry’s Pies are absolutely gorgeous. And everyone know where to go once the plane lands. On our last trip 2010 it took us 1 hour from landing to get to Harry’s. And who made it before us: Curtis Stone. You can TELL the food’s great when all the great tastebuds gather there. nMy favorite is the chili pie – the missus is partial to curry. But the great thing about Harry’s is: EVERYTHING IS GREAT (not just good – great).

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