If there’s one thing we thought New York possibly did better than London…it was single slice pizzas. That was, until now. And, looking at the state of our dating lives over here at Secret London, we’re just glad to have found another acceptable dinner for one. Some of the places sell the whole thing too. So, y’know…if it’s getting really bad…slice up your life a different way!
1. Joe Public
Joe Public opened its doors (of the old derelict public toilet, might we add) in March. It’s transformed the former bog into a Californian-style pizza restaurant and bar. They’re dishing up freshly baked pizza slices and offering a menu that changes daily. Prices range from £3.50 – £4.50 and the flavours (which are DEL-icious) include a variety of classic toppings and contemporary twists (think gorgonzola and butternut squash or lamb shank and feta).
Coming in three flavours, margherita; salami, rocket and parmesan; or the veggie mushroom, ricotta, pumpkin seed and chilli, these slices are big, beautiful and brilliantly delicious. At £4 a pop, they’re a little bit of a bargain, too!
3. Pizza Pilgrims
If there’s one place that we’d make a pilgrimage to, it’s here! Using flour shipped in from Naples and mozzerella from Caserta, these Napoli pizza gods know exactly what they’re doing. But they haven’t always been living in the lap of luxury in their numerous permanent London homes. Pizza Pilgrims began in a van. Which is, in our opinion, where all the best things start.
Dean St, Kingly St, Exmouth Market, Van
4. VooDoo Ray’s
Nom nom nom. VooDoo Ray’s may be a little extravagant, but BOY is this good pizza. Located in Dalston and Boxpark, these oversized New York-style pizzas are to die for. Especially the Giorgio Moroder which consists of goats cheese, sunblush tomatoes, courgette and basil, or the Hot Mix 5 which is pepperoni, jalapeño, red chillies and red pepper. You can even get one called The Full Moon Slice which is topped with bacon dust, marinated tomatoes, mozzarella and Japanese mayonnaise, and is only available after midnight! Party and then pizza?! Say whaatttt!
95 Kingsland High St, E8 2PB/Units 1-3, Boxpark, 2 Bethnal Green Rd, E1 6GY
5. NY Fold
Another New York-style pizza joint, and just as tasty, there really isn’t mushroom for improvement here! Using a secret recipe (we likey) made from a two-part fermentation process and aged for a minimum of 48-hours, the dough is seriously dough-licious. And as for the toppings? Well…Starry Hope (mashed meatballs, caramelised onions, whipped ricotta, mozzarella, and house made pesto genovese) is divine, while the award winning Pitt Master (pulled pork, pancetta, caramelised onions, mozzarella, BBQ sauce with an agave nectar brushed crust) is on another level. AND you can buy 1 or 2 slices (or the whole thing…)!
103 Charing Cross Road, Soho, WC2H 0DT
This Sicilian pizza restaurant offers up a mouth watering range of slices from their Notting Hill and Bayswater pizzerias. Including one with potatoes on. Yum!
19 Pembridge Road, W11 3HG/19 Westbourne Grove, W2 4UA
Featured Image Credit: Gran.Luchito