Pizza is my all-time favourite food. No seriously is there anything better than a good doughy base, crisp crust and an almost unlimited number of topping combinations? Good pizza doesn’t have to cost the earth and it’s one of the easiest things to grab on the go when you’re out and about checking out the city. But don’t bother with overpriced chains like Pizza Hut or Pizza Express cos I’ve got three of the best pizza joints that the capital has to offer right here for you.
Pizza Buzz, Moorgate
Bit fussy when it comes to toppings? Not a fan of tomato based sauces? No worries, Pizza Buzz have got you covered. Basically the Subway of pizza’s – pick your base, cheeses (yes plural!) and other toppings to create the perfect pizza made just for you right in front of your face.
These guys also serve an INCREDIBLE burrata and offer a ridiculous bottomless booze option after 2pm or all day at the weekend. For just £29.95 per person each of you gets your own pizza customised with up to 3 toppings and as much beer, wine (house red or white) and bubbles as you can drink for 90 minutes!
Franco Manca, multiple locations
This is a new discovery for me since starting my new job as there’s one literally a couple of minutes’ walk away but they have stores in almost all parts of the city (and in a few other places outwith London too) so you’re sure to be near to one.
Franco Manca do delicious sourdough pizzas and source as many of their ingredients as possible from within the UK. The menu is small yet well-formed with both meat and veg specials available on a daily basis and prices ranging from £4.50 to about £8 per pizza.
Pizza Union, Kings Cross/Spitalfields
I saved the best til last (IMO) the most expensive pizza at Pizza Union is only £6.50 but you can get a standard 12” margherita for less than four quid and they’re sure to keep you going. Their bases are thin and doughy which is my favourite kind but this also means that they serve them up to your super-fast, great when you’re in a hurry!
They’re always really popular especially at lunchtime but I promise the queue moves faster than you think it will and it’s worth the wait. If you want to sit in either get there early or be happy to share a table with some of the other patrons.
Do you know of any other pizza places in London I should be checking out? What’s your favourite topping?