In 1999, Freshslice Pizza founder Ray Russell set out to combine the once-separate worlds of pizza-by-the-slice joints and speedy pie delivery. Each ready-made slice or delivery pie is created with a dough recipe that's seven years in the making, with a wholesome multigrain base with a crispy texture unheard of in run-of-the-mill pizzas made with boring white dough or pickled Frisbees. At each of the restaurant's 70 British Columbia and Ontario locations, customers can pop in for a few takeout slices, select a feast from the litany of suggested topping combos, or craft their own creation from three different sauces, 20 different toppings, and a variety of cheeses. In addition to savoury slices of pizza covered in combos such as pesto, spinach, ham, and mozzarella, customers can dine on morsels of baked lasagna, sweet cinnamon sticks, or other pizzeria fare.
At Hell's Kitchen, Chef Aurelia Berleri crafts her pizza in the classic New York thin-crust style, using sustainably farmed proteins across the board. Popular options include the Penny Lane—with zucchini, spinach, artichokes, red peppers, and feta—and the Daisy Duke, an arrangement of smoked free-range chicken, smoked bacon, corn, sweet peppers, and barbecue sauce. Diners can also customize their own pies, and request gluten-free crust for any 11-inch pizza. When she's not busy tossing dough, Berleri dishes out variations on bar classics, including sea salt-crusted pretzels with aged white cheddar Irish ale sauce and grain-fed beef burgers from Pemberton Meadows.
To complement the chef's dishes, bartenders pour two-ounce shots into cocktails and offer a variety of whiskeys, imported and domestic wines, and bottled and draft beers. Feasts unfold on a sunny outdoor patio or within a spacious dining room, where exposed brick surrounds diners sunk into leather booths, gathered around high-top tables, or cradled in the arms of their servers.
Pizza Guys’ chefs bring the authentic flavours of Italian pizzas to Vancouver, preparing fresh dough inside a custom Italian oven. They top each disc with traditional tomato, basil-pesto, or creamy white garlic sauce, then hide it beneath a thick blanket of cheese and fresh meats and veggies. Their gourmet specialty pizzas allow guests to sample styles derived from New York, Greece, and Mexico, or create their own masterpiece with toppings such as jalapenos, feta cheese, and ground beef. After depositing pizzas in their imported oven—where dough bakes to a golden hue while practicing its Italian accent—chefs cook up a barrage of Italian and American favourites, including honey-garlic wings, lasagna, and meaty sub sandwiches.
Ludica is a charming pizzeria and game room selling Neapolitan-style pizzas, local craft beers, and Italian sodas. Come in for their tasty pizzas and pastas, but stay a while and enjoy one of the 600 different board games. The dining room is casual, spacious and designed for gathering with friends. For food, Ludica creates 20 different pizzas in stone ovens, as well as 8 different pasta dishes. They also carry appetizers, soups, salads, appetizers, sorbet and gelato. Ludica Pizzeria and Gameroom is a family-friendly experience for great times and great food in Vancouver. They are open daily.
How many pizza places can tell you that their dough is freshly made or that the tomatoes they use are 100% vine ripened? Megabite Pizza in Vancouver gives you that and more as part of their outstanding pizza creation and delivery service. You get that plus a delicious bowl of poutine with whatever you like. The pizzas are made to perfection, whether it is specialty meat, specialty veggie or whatever your favorite pizza is. And if that wasn't good enough, Megabite pizza gives back to the community by taking care of the schools. It's another great reason to support them.
The ovens at Riya's Pizza churn out a steady stream of crispy thin- and regular-crust pies that brim with quality toppings. After stretching the dough into a geometrically perfect circle, cooks slather each disc with one of four sauces—including tomato, pesto, and butter chicken—and coat it with handfuls of mozzarella, cheddar, parmesan, or feta cheese. Although the menu boasts a dozen specialty pizzas with preconceived topping combinations, the cooks can also customize pies with 8 vegetables and fruits, 10 different meats, and embroidered monograms.