You’ve somehow managed to mess up a pizza. Did you make a mistake with the dough? Not enough cheese? Tomato sauce tastes a bit too tomato paste-y? You know what we’re talking about. When the taste of a pizza you’ve made in your adult life takes you back to your DT food tech class, you need an intervention.
Our guide has seven great pizza spots delivering fresh dough, marinara, and all the toppings you need for a successful pizza night at home. The only thing you need to do is assemble, and take credit for it.
You know what they say, ‘the thicker the base, the better the taste’. Okay nobody says that, but in Japes’ case, it’s true. This Soho spot serves deep dish Chicago-style pizzas, which you can now get delivered in meal kit form. Their Chicago pizza kit includes everything you’ll need to make two pizzas. From the dough, cheese, and tomato sauce, to the pepperoni topping. Plus the deep-dish aluminium pan to cook it in. Order directly from their online shop to choose between their signature smoked pepperoni pizza or their veggie pizza that comes with mozzarella, halloumi, and spinach.
Pizza Pilgrims are appealing to the sloth inside of us. The one that says ‘work smarter, not harder’ whenever we find a new way to get something done whilst remaining firmly horizontal. Their frying pan pizza kits include two 48-hour proved dough, marinara sauce, fresh mozzarella, basil, parmesan, and a pesto crust dipper to dip your crusts in. It doesn’t involve any preheating of the oven, any measuring of ingredients, or any prolonged periods of standing. Our kind of meal kit. You can order one here.
No matter which online recipe you follow, we can pretty much guarantee that Homeslice’s pizza kit is going to taste at minimum 50% better, and take 99% less effort. And now that London’s favourite thin-crust slice spot is available for delivery across the UK, you can get their ‘take and bake’ kits which include everything from a part baked 12” pizza base, and their in-house sauce, to toppings including things like chorizo, mushroom, ricotta, and more. They’ve got meaty options, vegetarian options, vegan options here.
Even though they haven’t responded to our letters about formally adopting us, the mamma’s at this spot in Chelsea are making some of the best Italian food around. And their Mamma’s Survival Pack includes a full Italian feast, including 1kg of pizza dough, fresh tomato sauce, and fresh mozzarella. This is more of a hands on situation, so get an apron on, read the instructions, and enjoy.
This Italian spot in Shoreditch is delivering fresh pizza meal kits with choices between spiced salami, smoked speck and portobello mushrooms, or an option to build your own. They can also deliver to multiple addresses in the same order, so it’s perfect for a virtual date night, or Zoom pizza party. Order them to anywhere in the UK here.
Made In Italy 3.0
Stuck for things to do that don’t involve grunting and scrolling through Twitter? Live around Clapham? Then you’re in luck, because Made In Italy’s Clapham spot is offering same day delivery cook-at-home pizzas. Get one of their margherita and wine kits for a fun activity that involves pizza and doing something you haven’t in a while, AKA using the oven. And the best part is you can order a regular pizza, you know, just in case you mess the other one up. Order here.
We will meet our future spouse in Lina Stores King’s Cross. Yes, we’re speaking it into existence. Because everybody knows that ox tail ragu on a pastel sofa is the perfect meet cute. This retro deli and fresh pasta specialist has locations in Soho and King’s Cross, and is now delivering pizza meal kits. Each kit has enough to make four 12” pizzas, so you can have a full-on pizza party with toppings like artichokes, prosciutto di parma, turnip greens, and fresh basil. So until we can go back to romantically meeting people somewhere other than the supermarket, we’ll happily settle for these pizza kits.