Miners Pasty Kitchen

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I want to get the word out on Miners Pasty Kitchen. The only thing online verifying that MPK is a thing is Google Maps. Otherwise, all of their social media goes to Miners Pasties and Ice Cream. I’m here to help. Miners Pasty Kitchen is where they make the pasties and it’s open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. They send their pasties across the street to Miners Pasties and Ice Cream, which is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. If you’re driving through downtown Munising, neither place is hard to miss.

pasty, pasty review, pasties, pasty guy, miners pasties, miners pasty company, munisingTheir options are simple with the main ones being the Yooper and a Vegan one. While some may scoff at a vegan pasty, it’s become somewhat popular in Cornwall, the homeland of pasties. While I didn’t try the vegan, it at least makes them stand out.

Miners’s pasties look different than most I’ve had. It’s the same basic shape of a pasty, but there’s no handle. Instead, they stamp a design of the U.P. on top and the goodness oozes out. However, I think the vegan pasty is different in that aspect because there’s no lard involved. Overall, the crust had a good flavor with a bit of greasiness, albeit minimal crisp. While it looks kind of weird, that didn’t change the taste.

pasty, pasty review, pasties, pasty guy, miners pasties, miners pasty company, munisingThe insides passed the ratio test and had sliced veggies, which has turned into my favorite way to enjoy veggies in pasties over the years. There was also a different kind of spice inside and I couldn’t place it, but it gave a nice kick, something more than just pepper. Without a true handle, I noticed the bottom was a bit doughy because that’s where they enclosed the pasty (sorry, I didn’t take a picture of the bottom).

You can get Miners pasties pretty much any time of the day and while they don’t look like true pasties, they passed the taste test. And according to The Pasty Girl, they “smell like Thanksgiving.”

Taste: 4 (out of 5)
Crust: 4 (out of 5)
Pasty Presentation: 3 (out of 5)
The Shop: 3 (out of 3)
Would I come back for Pasties?: 2 (out of 2) 

Total Pasty Rating: 16 (of 20 points)

Reviewed Fall 2019

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8 thoughts on “Miners Pasty Kitchen

  1. Happened upon Miner’s Pasties and Ice Cream on Monday morning in Munising on our first trip to the UP. Got a breakfast pasty, and the Yooper. They were both absolutely delicious. Buttery, flaky crust, and an absolutely delicious and moist filling.

    Also tried the new Lawry’s on the west side of Marquette. Wasn’t as pleased with those as with Miner’s, but I see here that I should have gone to the one in Ishpeming perhaps? Maybe next time. In either case, excited to make another trip back to the UP to try more of them!

  2. I think the extra spice still tastes like pepper but more pronounced than in other pasties I’ve tried.. Wondering if they use a different variety of peppercorn, such as white or green, in addition to black?

    Anyway, this site has been so helpful in directing us to great pasties in the areas of the UP we’ve been in for this vacation!

    1. Hmm… that’s a good call, I bet it is a different kind of pepper. That makes sense.

      Thanks for reading and glad to have helped!

  3. RE: “smells like Thanksgiving” makes me think of sage as the possible seasoning you mentioned. Also, I agree wholeheartedly, Pasty Man, with your preference for the coarsely grated root vegetables and find that preparation makes for a harmonious flavor profile and more enjoyable texture overall. Miner’s is the favorite for us!

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