Imitation strange meat pie can be crafted by the player a single time at the oven nearest the kitchen pantry during the quest Beyond the Beef with an Intelligence check of 6 and Philippe's recipes, which can be either pickpocked from Philippe or purchased for 100 caps (Or for free with high enough  speech) by posing as a publishing agent. Alternately, a Survival check of 75 can bypass the recipe. If the player follows the quest line to serve imitation meat at the banquet, many more pies will be found in the Members Only section of the Ultra-Luxe once the Head waiter has delivered the original.
pcps3xbox360 Due to the physical boundaries of the trays they are placed on, the imitation strange meat pies served in the Ultra-Luxe Members Only section may not be able to be picked up. Pushing them with other physical objects can free them to be picked up. [verified]
Even if the player frees Ted and replaces him with a substitute, the player may gain access to the restricted dining hall and find that instead of "Human" meat pies, there are imitation meat pies in their place.[platforms tag needed][verification overdue]