FOODISM’S TOP 5 PIZZA PLACES
We’ve Foodism, London’s largest food and drink mag, to bring you a slice of the food scene action. Oh yes, they have curated a list, just for us, of some interesting pizza joints. Sure, there’s amazing, wood-fired, Italian pizza to be found in all pockets of the city, from neighbourhood restaurants like Fulham’s Pappa Ciccia to nouveau – but still authentic – joints like Pizza Pilgrims. But pizza’s not just for the Italians, here are a few that are breaking the mould…teamed up with
We’re not very good at DIY – our last attempt at an IKEA bedside table ended up with us nailed to the wall – but when it comes to pizza, we’re probably a little more capable. Which is good, because that’s exactly what you do at PizzaBuzz, the latest addition to Silicon Roundabout’s burgeoning food scene. Take your dough around a terrazzo bar and choose toppings at will, then wait for it to be cooked and enjoy a pizza so weird no one will have ever eaten it before. Or, you know, just get something delicious.
Alphabeta Building, 2b Worship Street, EC2A 2AH
Deep-dish pizza is hard to come by in London – that’s why New Yorker Bruno DiFabio (winner of six world championship titles for his legendary pizza, doncha know) decided to bring his pies to our fair city – Charing Cross, to be precise. His signature dough is double-fermented and laid to rise for 48 hours, before it’s transformed before your eyes into a light, airy crust covered in decadent toppings. Oh, and no cutlery required – hence the name.
103 Charing Cross Rd, WC2H 0DT
Homeslice, which has just opened a second location after the success of its first in Neal’s Yard, is a firm believer in the ‘you’ll get what you’re given’ mindset, which would be a problem if not for the fact that what you’re given is five or six off-the-wall topping choices (goat shoulder, red kale and sumac yoghurt, anyone?) on a 20in pizza base, pretty much all of which are delicious. The room’s all reclaimed leather and wood; the service is short and sharp (without being rushed or rude); and the topping combinations are unconventional enough to be a talking point, but safe enough not to freak you out. Plus, you can go half-and-half if 20in is too big for you. You pansy.
52 Wells Street, W1T 3PR
Superfood pizzas at Bunga Bunga
Battersea’s favourite pumping pizza joint is going healthy. Fear not – you can still get all the meaty, cheesy goodness you’ve come to expect if you want it, but if you’re watching what you eat ahead of the tail end of summer, you could do a hell of a lot worse than its superfood pizzas, made with gluten-free or six-seed crust, with toppings like king prawns, fresh chilli, fresh ginger and fresh coriander, or courgette, low-fat mozzarella, pecorino, pine nut, and fresh rocket with manuka honey.
37 Battersea Bridge Road, SW11 3BA
You know the great thing about pizzette? They’re smaller than normal pizzas, so you can eat more of them. Thanks us later. And at Cucina Asellina, the resident Italian at the Strand’s ME Hotel, you can enjoy unlimited pizzette and prosecco for £20. Yep – £20. We hope you’ve got stronger willpower than us, otherwise you’ll have to be taken out by stretcher.
336-337 The Strand, WC2R 1HA
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