Thursday, 28 May 2015

Pizza Pilgrims

Pizza delight in Soho

portobello mushroom

When it's done properly, pizza is hard to beat as a comfort food. Originally a street van concept, Pizza Pilgrims now has two permanent stores in Soho with a massive loyal following. For a reason or two, I never quite got the chance to try out Pizza Pilgrims. Partly due to so many excellent choices when its comes to a good restaurant in Soho and I am already a big fan of Franco Manca so that is the place I usually go for when I fancy a good pizza, but after a fellow blogger introduced me to Pizza Pilgrims on a lovely sunny day, I finally got the chance to see what all the hype is about.

The pizza at Pizza Pilgrims are done in traditional Neapolitan style using sourdough for its base which leads to a rather soft and smooth texture. I went for the Calzone which is slightly different to the classic Calzone with tomato and basil on top as well as good amounts of salami and ricotta inside to make this an extremely filling pizza, the usage of herbs and olive oil was hard to fault and the pizza itself was really flavoursome with not one single element overpowering the other, it was indeed an excellent pizza.

Pizza Pilgrims turned out to be better than I expected, the pizzas are skilfully done with some well sourced ingredients. It is fantastic to see a simple concept executed in such a successful manner and I am pleased to see the founders getting the formula spot on as far as tailored to Londoner's taste. With the right backers and high level quality control, Pizza Pilgrims has every chance to become a gourmet pizza chain, similar to what Franco Manca has become these days. It would be interesting to see where Pizza Pilgrims will be as a brand in a few years time.

Food 2.5/5

What I paid: 

£11 per head 

Average cost without drinks and services:


11 Kingly St London, W1B 5PW

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