You Can Find The Best Pasties, Montana’s Official Food, At These 5 Local Restaurants

It’s been a tough couple of years for those who love Montana’s official food, the meat pasty. Iconic longtime establishments like Joe’s Pasty Shop, Nancy’s Pasty Shop, and Lisa’s Pasty Pantry closed their doors, leaving us to begin new searches for our favorite meat pies. Fortunately, you still won’t have to look far.

Often called “Irish Butte” pasties in Montana, this simple, savory, delicious meat pie wasn’t created here—but once Montanans first got a taste of it in the 1800s, it became a local staple. These are five of the top pasty shops in the Treasure State.

Where do you go when you get a craving for Montana pasties?

Address: Wind's Bakery, 208 E Park Ave, Anaconda, MT 59711, USA
Address: Mineshaft Pasty Co, 111 N 2nd St, Hamilton, MT 59840, USA
Address: Big Paul's Pastys, 1831 11th Ave, Helena, MT 59601, USA
Address: Truzzolino Tamales, 1921 Harrison Ave, Butte, MT 59701, USA
Address: Mrs Wright's Pastys (PASTIES), 1008 20th St S, Great Falls, MT 59405, USA