The street food trend shows no sign of waning, and although I do like a trip to Borough market, I would definitely always lean towards a good sit-down meal. Which is why the fact that established street-food vendors are now making the leap to fixed venues suits me to a T.
I visited one such place recently – Pizza Pilgrims – and experienced first-hand how good simple food can be. Starting life as a pizza van, the founders have opened two restaurants in Soho, with gas-fired ovens churning out delicious doughy delights.
These guys obviously know how to do pizza well, they even went on their own Pizza Pilgrimage around Italy (read all about it on their website). And you can taste the results. The menu is small but with enough choice to suit everyone, some tasty sides (try the artichoke with prosciutto) and wine by the litre. What’s not to love? It’s the fresh ingredients and classic combinations that really make this work. What’s more, the pizzas cost less than their equivalent at most chain restaurants, and the cosy atmosphere and friendly service make it a much more enjoyable and authentic experience.
We left full, but couldn’t resist finishing the evening off with a refreshing ice cream from the nearby Snowflake shop, the perfect antidote to this hot weather! Serving handmade luxurious gelato in a variety of flavours, we tried the Honeycomb, the Oreo, the Crème Brulee and the Stem Ginger. I would struggle to pick a favourite!
Two places I’d never been before seamlessly delivered a perfect London evening. I can definitely recommend a trip, especially whilst the weather’s still bright.
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