takeaway pizzas that I love aren't near enough to order home delivery. So I was excited when Crust Pizza opened up in our vicinity with a range of vegetarian options.
kitchen renovations. We weren't able to cook much so we had more takeaway than usual. Actually we might have even had one of their pizzas before that because I have a note and vague memories of an eggplant pizza but no photos and it is no longer on the Crust menu. However I can tell you about a few other veg pizzas that I have recorded.
Perhaps our different attitudes also come from our attitude to tomatoes. I hated them as a child but gradually have come to appreciate them as an adult. Sylvia loves tomatoes and will even sometimes eat them as a snack if I leave a bowl of cherry tomatoes about. When we watched the Sound of Music last night, she kept talking about the scene where Maria throws a tomato to Gretel who drops it. Does anyone else ever remember this scene! But I digress.
On the positive side, the toppings are generous and the crusts are nicely cooked. My favourite part was the little white table that kept the top of the box from pressing on the pizza. Isn't it cute? It looks like a little table in a doll's house and makes me want to make doll's house furniture.
There are a few other options I would like to try - the Florentine Ricotta, the healthy Baby Spinach pizza and the vegie calzone. However their menu does seem to change occasionally. The pizzas are not cheap ($16 for a large pizza) and they do not come in a small size, unless you buy the kiddie pizzas. So Crust is a good choice for a treat but will not become a regular meal in our house.
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Sunday, 18 March 2012
Crust Pizza -upmarket for the masses
Posted by Johanna GGG at 13:23
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Johanna, this is so funny - we have been meaning to try Crust Pizza for ages, since it opened about a 15 minute walk from us. We haven't got to it yet but have scheduled it in for this evening! I'm now thinking I may want to go for the 'create your own' approach but haven't pondered the menu in detail yet. I'll certainly be keeping your experiences in mind when I do :)ReplyDelete
Thanks Kari - hope you got there and had a yummy meal - am sure with the create your own you could have a nice cheese free pizzaDelete
You are making my mouth water Johanna, that is good looking pizza. We don't have a decent pizza takeaway. I am invariably disappointed, so we don't bother now.ReplyDelete
Thanks Jac - it is hard to find a decent pizza takeaway in a big city like Melbourne so I imagine in your town it is not easy - actually I love making our own pizza but some days don't have energyDelete
Crust Pizza seems like a great place to have a slice.
I will aim to taste one when I finally plan my visit to Melbourne.
Thanks Cooksploratrice - definitely one to add to the list of places to seeDelete
We need to get one of those in Edinburgh!! Shame you weren't so keen on the Sweet Potato Pizza as that seems delish, and I actually really like the idea of the salt and pepper on the side so you can add it to your taste, so many take away places over here totally overload their food with salt and pepper so I like the choice being offered now ;0)ReplyDelete
Thanks Chele - actually it is ages since I had the sweet potato pizza so I was surprised that my notes said it didn't have enough veg for me - in retrospect it looks v good - though I don't think I bothered with salt and pepper and I have them here at home anywayDelete
How funny that you blogged Crust just now, as we ordered some in on Friday night! We had the mushroom pizza, which we liked, and a pear/walnut/gorgonzola/rocket salad that I wouldn't order again. It really is for the laziest of lazy nights! It didn't even occur to me to choose my own topping set, I must do that next time (which will occur in 6-12 months, most likely).ReplyDelete
Thanks Cindy - how freaky - we don't get takeaway very often - there is usually vegies in the fridge to be used or a really quick tin of baked beans in the pantry so it is hard to justify the time and moneyDelete
I love Crust pizzas. I do remember the scene in SOM you are talking about - and little Gretel goes to cry, but Maria motions her not to worry with her finger, and all is well again.ReplyDelete
Thanks Cakelaw - how funny that you know the scene - you must be a fan! I think I listened to the soundtrack as a kid more than I watched the movieDelete
It has been so many years since I ordered pizza but I can imagine that it's a lifesaver when you're doing renovations. I don't think we have a Crust near us though :(ReplyDelete
Thanks Lorraine - takeaway were great during our kitchen renovations - much more convenient than usualDelete
I rarely order pizza either for hte same reason but these toppings sound great! Delicious vegetarian options!ReplyDelete
Thanks Joanne - you make such lovely pizzas I am not surprised you rarely order themDelete
Wow this sounds like an amazing pizza place. I've never seen pumpkin sauce on a pizza menu before!! Too bad not all the pizzas you tried were good. I've never been a big fan of the margherita pizza either.ReplyDelete
Thanks Ashley - I think I am coming around to the margherita pizza - it is what I usually make for sylvia when I make pizza and always tastes goodDelete
I can't imagine not eating tomatoes--they are such a big part of my diet! Glad you've come round to appreciate them (and even though I've seen Sound of Music maybe 17 times, I don't remember that scene, either). ;) I have to say that all the pizzas look great to me--even the "plain" one!ReplyDelete
Thanks Ricki - I am glad to have come around to tomatoes though a plain tomato salad or tomato sandwich is still a bit beyond me - and sounds like you are a sound of music fan - we lost one of our discs tonight which was very upsetting - but found some other things while we searched for it at leastDelete