NEW: Pizza Pilgrims Open 1st Restaurant
Pizza Pilgrims will be well-known to those who frequent the London street food scene. Making arguably the best ‘street pizza’ in London, people often come from far and wide to visit the family owned legendary green van that can often be found at music events and food festivals. I for one have found myself stalking their Twitter page to search for their next event, but now my stalking days are over as the Pilgrims’ have invested in bricks and mortar and opened their first restaurant.
Located on Dean Street in Soho’s popular restaurant district, Pizza Pilgrims is a quaint little shop with an open kitchen on the ground floor and seating in the basement. The menu features all the van’s signature wood fired clay oven pizzas and then some, including the Neopolitan margherita, spicy Nduja sausage, and the stunning Portobello mushroom and truffle oil. In typically Italian fashion there are also a host of reasonable priced aperitifs including the Aperol Spritz, Negroni, and even Grappa.
Pizza Pilgrims got its name following brothers James and Thom Elliot’s very own pilgrimage to Italy where they learnt all there is to know about making the perfect pizza. They then brought this knowledge back to England where they converted their Piaggio Ape van into a mobile kitchen, and the rest is history. Now they have the combined force of the van, restaurant, an iPad app, and a recipe book, brand Pilgrims is set to explode, so make sure you get to Dean Street before the inevitable rush.
Pizza Pilgrims, 11 Dean St, W1D 3RP. Nearest Tube: Tottenham Court Rd.