Ok I’ll admit it. I have a serious pizza addiction. There I said it! My new flatmate said I eat way too much pizza and she’s concerned I’m going to turn her the same way. As far as I’m concerned pizza is a balanced meal right? – carbs – check, cheese for calcium – check, add some chicken for a bit of protein and any vegetable toppings clearly count as one of your 5 a day… no….
I absolutely love it when work send me to work from the London office (which isn’t often enough for my liking) because it means I get to catch up with My London based blogger buddy Ellie (check her out here). Last week we continued our the pizza tour of London and grabbed an early dinner at Pizza Pilgrims in Soho after hearing lots of good things.
Base on Dean Street, Pizza Pilgrims started life as a pizza off the back of a food truck kind of establish but now have two restaurants; Dean Street and their brand new pizzeria on Kingly St in Carnaby. The restaurant is split over two levels with the main dining room in the basement. Decor is cool with inspiration from Italy and London mashed together and theres a cool vibe to the place. You can still eat from the original food truck which makes it’s way around London. You can event hire it – oh if I had the money!!
After the epic ness of HomeSlice, Pizza Pilgrims sure had a lot to live up to. Their pizza selection is excellent with a mixture of meat and veggie suitable pizzas including good old classics and of course my favourite kind of pizza – the margarita -OK I know I’m a bore but it is THE CLASSIC right? Drinks wise they offer a variety of beers, wines and soft drinks. As I was responsible for getting a train back to Birmingham I stuck with a soft drink on this occasion and ordered a can of coke.
The pizzas and the dough are made fresh on site at the restaurant and cooked in a hand built pizza oven. Size wise, they’re about the size of two of my face – sorry only comparison I can come up with in my pizza induced sleepy state. It had a good crust, a thin base and juicy tomato sauce topped with just the right amount of cheese. I used a combination of a knife and fork and my hands and polished the lot off quite quickly – OK I basically inhaled it! Ellie and I couldn’t believe it when the bill came. My generous sized pizza and drink came to £8.50 and Ellie’s came to £11 – she had an extra topping of buffalo cheese.
If you’re in the Soho area and have that pizza craving I’d absolutely recommend Pizza Pilgrims – they also do take out, ready in about 5 minutes if there’s no queue. If you have a minute, check out their Instagram which is full of pizza themed photos and shows some of the ‘pizza box art’ they partake in from time to time.