Pies are the perfect in-a-rush food. You can grab one, scoff it down and be back on your way without wasting more than a couple of minutes eating. I was in that position earlier today and risked a chicken and vegetable pie from a Daily Bakehouse outlet in inner Newcastle. While it was better than I was expecting, I did have a few issues besides the rather unappealing look of it. The pastry was too thick and the only vegetable was corn. As for the consistency, it was a jelly-like substance that resembled the Blob.