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A Big Taste of New Zealand

Nitch’s Kitchen is the home of the original meat pie! A native of Wellington, New Zealand, Nitch (Nicola) has been proudly serving traditional meat pies for over 10 years. Find out why customers say Nitch’s Kitchen makes meat pies you’ll be back for!
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Our Story

Twenty-six years ago, my daughter (2 years old at the time) and I left Wellington, New Zealand, and made the trek to the United States to join my mother in Minnesota.

Thru the years, we had gatherings and I started to make meat pies for the neighbours; they got a kick out of them! For me, it was something that was always around growing up. I regaled them with stories about how we live on these.

We brought them from the “tuck” shop at school (we sometimes refer to meals as tucker – a slang term), and they were always available at gas stations, or the dairy (comparable to a convenience store), and of course at the bakery – a little dodgy – but always great before, with, and after drinking beer.

There was always a myriad of fillings – but the good old meat pie or the bacon and egg was my favorite. I remember I always ate the top first, next the middle, and then at the bottom to savor the pastry.

As things progressed here, and my daughter grew, I worked and along came college – we decided we needed to do something extra. In 2006, along came Nitch’s Kitchen: A Big Taste of New Zealand – Meat Pies You’ll Be Back For.

We have been fortunate to be part of many events and meet many special people who have continued to visit us and support us over the years. Thank you!

Read about Nitch’s Kitchen in the Rosemount Town Pages.


When & Where to Find Us

A.B.A.T.E Freedom Rally
July 5-7, 2018
Algona, IA

Event Website: abateiowafreedomrally.com

For more than thirty years A.B.A.T.E. of Iowa has been sponsoring the Freedom Rally. Motorcyclists come from Iowa and nearby states, even as far as Canada and the western states.

Rosemount Leprechaun Days
July 27 & 28, 2018
Rosemount, MN

Event Website: rosemountevents.com

Leprechaun Days is an annual community festival that is the highlight of the summer and the entire year in Rosemount. It features fun attractions for all ages!

Read about Nitch’s Kitchen in the Rosemount Town Pages.

Dožínky Festival
September 21 & 22, 2018
New Prague, MN

Event Website: newprague.com

Dožínky (doe-shink’-key), a Czech Harvest Festival patterned after the “Old Country” original, is held on the third Saturday of September each year in New Prague, where the city’s beautiful Main Street is transformed into an open-air market.

Second Annual “Pie and a Pint” Event 
Saturday, November 17, 2018 from Noon to 5 p.m.
Shenanigan’s Pub | 14605 South Robert Trail, Rosemount, MN 

Venue Website: shenanigans-pub.com

Receive a free meat pie with the purchase of your first beer or cocktail (limit one). Additional meat pies will be available for purchase. Contact us below to place your freezer order for pickup that day!

Please check back to watch for additional events!

Drop Us a Line

Questions for us? Want to place a personal order or invite us to a special event? We’d love to connect!

Call (612) 369-5825 or complete the form below so we can chat. 

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