To a true Italian pizza lover, you need both time and tools – fresh ingredients! livingly hand-rolled dough! a mean wood-fired oven! – to create the perfect circle.
For those with access to precisely, *checks notes*, none of those things, and are in after a quick fix of the sacred cuisine, you may be in luck.
Coming in with the freshest alternative to the supermarket oven variety yet, we are now blessed with a handful of pizza vending machines in the city of London. ‘Revolution Pizza’ have started, well, a revolution, with the cheese and tomato-laden dough now available to pick up almost as easily as a sandwich or can of pop at your local train station.
It’s the kind of dinner decision that, should you decide to go forward with, would certainly have you almost feeling Gino D’Campo judging – and shouting – at you for. And yet, it may still fashion its own little corner of the fast food sphere. Or, at the very least, Revolution Pizza will attract crowds who wish to try the vending machine’s product out of that little natural human reaction of sheer. morbid. curiosity.
Whatever your reason, it’s official that you can now get pizza from a vending machine in London at four locations in the city. As of now, the lucky spots are Angel, Hanwell, Croydon, and Plumstead, but we could be seeing even more of these pop up across the city as the clambering for a five-minute vending machine pizza inevitably takes off.
Why wait the extra time it takes to prepare and pick up your pizza if you live next to one of these bad boys? Well, aside from the price (£10 for a margarita, £11 for pepperoni)… or the slightly longer wait for a, let’s face it, pizza that is more than likely going to be more what your tastebuds are after.
BUT. If you don’t live close to a takeaway joint or local pizzeria, and don’t fancy the admin of cooking up your own, Revolution Pizza could be your new vending machine of choice. Each machine has a nifty little chip and pin and regurgitates a wooden pizza box with a partially metal lid (which customers are warned not to touch due to the heat) into your hands, ready to be devoured in still-less-time-than-the-five-minutes-it-took-to-make.
Now the only thing left is to get the thoughts of Gino on live television – what could wheely go wrong?
Read all about Pizza Revolution and find your nearest vending machine here.