We know what you knead this February…PIZZA! Whether thin and crisp or deep and doughy, get ready to feast to your heart’s content for the 9th is National Pizza Day. With over 400 restaurants around the UK serving up celebratory specials and 30% off, including Pizza Pilgrims, Homeslice, Voodoo Rays and Pizza Express, make sure you nab a slice of the action at our favourite pizza emporiums in London…
Family-friendly pizza hotspot, Homeslice, may not have a dedicated kids menu but their whopping 20-inch pizzas are guaranteed to delight the whole family! Big enough to feed 2-3 people, flavours can be split 50/50 which means little ones can tuck into toppings they adore whilst Mum and Dad may want to explore flavours including spiced lamb with sumac yoghurt or even the kimchi, porcini cream and basil.
374-378 Old Street, London EC1V 9LT
As honest as their slow-rising sourdough bases, the pared back menu at Franco Manca offers only six pizzas and a couple of salads to choose from. Whether your kids fly the tricolour – tomato, mozzarella and basil or fancy a grown-up slice of pepperoni – the number six with cured organic chorizo, this no gimmicks menu will not disappoint. Our favourite, number 5 – a salty anchovy, capers and olive combo smattered atop tomato, garlic and mozzarella. If you’re lucky enough to spot the burrata chalked up on daily specials, snap up a plate of this heavenly ball of creamy goodness – you can thank us later!
216 Haverstock Hill, London, NW3 2AE
Tucked away in Camden Market, you’ll find the North London outpost of the insanely popular East End favourite Voodoo Rays. Serving by the slice, you won’t go hungry as two of their slices is equivalent to a whole 11 inch pizza! Veggies are spoilt for choice with five scrumptious slices including the Queen Vegan – a veritable vegetable feast including artichoke hearts, green olives, red onion, sun-blushed tomatoes, tomato sauce and green sauce.
Camden Market, Unit 92/1 North Yard, Chalk Farm Road, NW1 8AH
Pizza East Kentish Town
If a rustic pizza is something you’re yearning for then Kentish Town’s Pizza East is just the ticket. Soft ciabatta style dough offers up a moorish slice with just the right bite for those who like to tuck in crust first! Meat lovers will adore the veal meatballs pizza licked with cream, prosciutto and sage. Whilst the ingredients hark back to sun-soaked fields of rural Italy, the buzzy restaurant boasts an industrial decor with oodles of bare brick and concrete.
79 Highgate Road, London, NW5 1TL
Long gone are the days when a gluten-free pizza has to taste a tough as the box it arrived in. Rossopomodoro’s gluten-free pizzas boast a thin, crisp base and beautifully pillowy crust for little ones to enjoy. Oozing with mozzarella and herb flecked fresh tomato sauce, this well loved chain offers a convenient slice packed with Napolitan flavour. Just be sure to drop your local branch a line before swinging by to ensure they have enough gluten-free dough to whip up the perfect pie!
10 Jamestown Rd, London NW1 7BW
Something for the grown ups…
If you’re looking to bag a babysitter and sneak out for a slice of National Pizza Day action, why not check out Bobby Fitzpatrick (273 West End Ln, London, NW6 1QS). The new kid on the block, Bobby Fitzpatrick is the latest offering from ULG (Coin Laundry, Heist Bank, The Gallery). Decked out in shagpile and oodles of velveteen, this 1970s themed joint in West Hampstead serves up a host of playful pizzas and rum based tipples. If it’s true ’70s flavours you’re after tuck into the ham and pineapple, for those non-conformists, get hot under the collar with Bobby’s chicken tikka pizza with moorish crispy onions, oh and don’t forget a cherry cola cocktail for good measure!