It’s not often that one pizza can feed four people – unless, that is, you’re talking about a 20-inch pizza from Homeslice. It started in 2011 with a mobile wood-fired oven that served slices at markets and festivals across London. Two years later Homeslice opened its first bricks-and-mortar space alongside the Wild Food Café in Covent Garden’s Neal’s Yard and today it also has spaces in Fitzrovia and Shoreditch. The latter two take a limited number of bookings, while Neal’s Yard is first come, first served.
The interiors are informal – with plain wooden tables, benches and floors – and the service friendly. The 20-inch pizzas come either whole or by the slice. Balancing tradition with innovation, Homeslice serves both classic and curious flavour combinations – all made with fresh seasonal produce. There’s a margherita and caprese, as well as the three Cs: chorizo, corn and coriander. Then there are more exotic toppings: aubergine, cauliflower cheese, spinach and harissa; and wild venison with kale, onions and dukkah. If you only have room for one but want to try two flavours don’t worry, they can be split 50-50.
There’s also a simple menu of unlabelled house wines and London-brewed beers. But one thing there isn’t: cutlery. And with all those toppings piled high on deliciously thin and crispy dough, be prepared to get your hands dirty.
Homeslice: Citywide. See locations here.