The other day I was grabbing a link to the menu for Boomerang’s Pies for my post on vegan menus when I noticed they have a new vegan pie. What is with people making new vegan things in Austin and not telling me? I lost no time going to Boomerang’s to try it out.
If you remember, awhile back Boomerang made one of their pies, the Curry Veggie pie, vegan. Truthfully, I wasn’t real fond of the curry flavor, so I haven’t been back very often. So I was excited to try something they described as baby corn, water chestnuts, and carrots in peanut sauce. I am all over peanut sauce.
The vegan crust is still good. That was the best part of the curry veggie pie, and it didn’t disappoint. It’s flaky, crispy, rich but not greasy, and not-at-all soggy from the filling. The veggie filling is mushy, which is how it’s supposed to be. There’s a bit of crunch from the water chestnuts though. And the peanut sauce is very, very faint. I’m not sure I would have noticed it, if I hadn’t been looking for it. It could use more peanut butter and maybe even some coconut milk, though that might push the pie beyond a reasonable level of richness. Fortunately, the pie is served with a spicy-sweet Thai dipping sauce, similar to what you’d get with fried spring rolls. As I’ve said before, a spicy sauce is all it takes to make me happy. The dipping sauce, the crust, and the novelty of a vegan hand pie really push this over the edge.
The one caveat is that they don’t make the Thai veggie pie every day. It’s on their online menu, but they haven’t added to the permanent menu in the store yet. The curry veggie pie should always be available. (For some reason it’s not marked as vegan on their online menu, but I asked, and it still is.) But if you want to try the Thai veggie pie specifically, you should call ahead and make sure it’s available.
Once again, thanks Boomerang’s for adding vegan items to your menu and for marking them as vegan.