Detroit Pizza London
This small but mighty operation started out as a delivery and takeaway-only situation in Battersea during the pandemic. But since then, this Detroit-style pizza spot has opened a permanent restaurant on Commercial Street with exposed brick, a huge blackboard menu, and American paraphernalia hung up around the place.
It’s not the kind of space you’ll spend hours in, mostly because it’s small, but also because it’s more of an in-and-out kind of place. There are a handful of high tables and stools where you can perch, making this welcome addition to Spitalfields a great spot to hit up for a quick weekday lunch. And while a single £4 slice of their 'Red Stripe' is enough to fill you up, the dough is so chewy and so fluffy, with a layer of cheese and a river of rich marinara on top, that we're willing to bet you'll want a whole pie. Because when they’re the kind of cheese-covered, marinara-heavy, deep-dish pizzas that taste as good as they look, everyone’s going to want a slice.
Their menu has 10 pizzas to choose from including classics you’d expect, like pepperoni and margherita, and toppings you won't find everywhere like a vegetarian number topped with cacio e pepe sauce, mushrooms, and potato, and a cheeseburger pizza—topped with minced meat, pickles, and burger sauce—that actually tastes like a cheeseburger. And while they’ve got some perfectly inoffensive buffalo wings and salads on the menu, you’ll regret filling your stomach space with anything other than the excellent pizza, so don’t bother.
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A single slice of this is probably the best thing to happen to anyone with an office job since the hybrid work week. An airy focaccia-like base with a layer of cheese and a rich marinara, this is the one to order if you’re only getting one.
Baby plum tomatoes, plenty of basil, and obviously heavy on the cheese, this is the kind of fresh-tasting pizza you can eat even when you're 'really not that hungry'.
It looks like a pizza, smells like a burger, and tastes like an imperfectly balanced combination of the two. It’s got the fluffy deep-dish base, minced meat, a slice of american cheese per slice, and beautifully distributed pickles, with a very healthy serving of burger sauce on top of all of that. It definitely leans more burger, in a good way. And FYI It usually comes with bacon, but you should know that if you ask them to leave that out, then it’s halal.