Ask 10 people what their favourite food is and we can guarantee at least half of them would say pizza. It’s got to be one of the world’s most popular foods. And let’s be honest, it’s not hard to understand why. Cheesy, crispy, and saucy all in one bite – just writing about it is making me hungry! London’s greatest pizza
Thankfully, London is home to tons of great pizza joints to satisfy your cravings. You can find everything from a cheap, cheesy slice to tip-top toppings and fancy gourmet goodness. So whether you prefer to devour a double pepperoni or keep it simple and munch on a Margherita, here’s our pick of the best places for pizza in the capital:
Apollo, Stoke Newington High Street
Authentic Neapolitan pizza, craft beers and funky decor? Check! Apollo shipped their oven all the way from Naples, and churn out ‘thin, flash-cooked pizzas with still-runny tomato sauce and minimalist toppings’. These are truly addictive pizzas which won’t disappoint – they’re reasonably priced, too.
Pizza Union, various locations around the city
Considering Pizza Union takes up 4 of the top 10 ranking pizza spots on Trip Advisor, we just couldn’t miss it out. Cheap and cheerful, Pizza Union’s 12-inch pizzas start from just £3.95 and are fire-baked ‘Roman Style’ to get that perfectly crisp crust and gooey cheese finish. You’re bound to come across one if you’re out and about in the city – they’ve got restaurants dotted all over, including Aldgate, Spitalfields, Kings Cross. Make sure you get one of their home-made dips to dunk your slice into – the aioli is our fave.
Radio Alice, Venn Street
After taking Bologna by storm with their first pizza place, brothers Salvatore and Matteo Aloe opened Radio Alice on Hoxton Square and Clapham. The special sourdough pizzas are incredible – and it’s all thanks to Radio Alice’s special secret. Toppings are only added once the dough is cooked, so nothing is ever squishy or soggy and flavours remain strong. A great option for vegans – try the vegan beetroot base with leeks and olives. Yum!
Pizza Pilgrims, Soho
Pizza Pilgrims started out as a wood-fired oven food stall four years ago – but they’ve come a long way since, with two jam-packed restaurants in different areas of Soho and another in Shoreditch. Think authentic pizza, fresh ingredients and BYO booze – so bring your friends and enjoy a slice and a glass of red over the weekend. If you’re feeling daring, try the Nutella pizza ring – it’s as amazing (and sickly) as it sounds!
Santa Maria, Ealing/Fulham
Angelo and Pasquale, owners of Santa Maria, are so passionate about pizza that they’ve actually turned away those who just ordered a salad. The aim here is to create pizza which is exactly the same as you’d eat on the streets of Naples, with the same ingredients and cooking method. Everything in the teeny restaurant is imported, whether it’s the oven or the flour. So no need to jump on a flight for an authentic Italian pizza experience – just head to Santa Maria’s!
NY Fold, Charing Cross Road
Okay, so we’ve had our fair share of Naples inspired pizzas – now it’s time for a New York style slice! You’ll find American style pizzas topped with the likes of meatballs, barbecue sauce and pulled pork, served by the slice – true NY style. The pizzeria is run by Michael and Annabel Wheeler, New Yorkers who missed the iconic pizza of their hometown and wanted to bring something new to London. And they did just that. FYI, the slices are MASSIVE and super cheesy – simply delicious.
We hope we haven’t made you too hungry by reading this blog. London is bursting with fantastic pizzerias so make sure you come down and grab a slice. After all, you’ll have worked up quite an appetite after one of our fantastic tours of London – Hawaiian with extra cheese, please!