Pizza Pilgrims was born in a pub in Shepherd’s Bush in summer 2011. From there, they acquired a little 3-wheeled Piaggio Ape van, collected her from the south of Italy and spent six weeks driving her home. The Pizza Pilgrim team learnt everything there is to know about pizzas, from some of the most famous pizzaoli in the world. They learned about dough in Naples, mozzarella in Caserta and Basil in Genoa - and left no stone unturned on what turned out to be a six week “Pizza Pilgrimage” through Italy.
Once back, they installed an Italian stone oven in the van, and sold the first pizza in March 2012 on Berwick St market in Soho. Since then, they have traded at every type of event imaginable, from music festivals, to football matches, from “Verticle Dance” (that’s pole dancing) championships to barmitzvahs. It has been a pretty crazy ride - and all at a 28 mph top speed. The team work incredibly hard to ensure the quality of their pizzas. All the ingredients are shipped from in and around Naples. All of the dough is handmade and proved for 24-48 hours, and make sure that the oven runs at over 460 degrees C (even in mid-summer) so the pizzas come out just right. Pizza is all about quality and simplicity - and those remain the core elements of the business.
23 GARRICK STREET
MON - SAT: 11:30AM - 11PM
SUN: 12PM - 10PM
Phone: 0207 240 4145