Who doesn’t love pizza? It’s cheesy, it’s crispy, it’s salty, and it’s just downright delicious, MOB. Yes, pizza is one of the most universally beloved foods on the planet and one of the few that’s often just as good in reality as it is in concept. Getting a pizza delivery on a night when you can’t be bothered to cook is one of life’s simplest and purest pleasures.
If there’s one thing that the pandemic has taught me, on a deep spiritual level, it’s that pizza is one of the best foods you can get delivered to your door without it experiencing a substantial degradation. Not only does a lovingly charred pizza – topped with an anxiety-easing weighted blanket of melted mozz – travel really well, but it also comes delivered to you in its own cardboard crockery which doesn’t require any washing up afterwards. Ordering a pizza is a win-win situation for everyone involved. Especially when you eschew the big franchises and order it from your neighbourhood pizza joint.
Nevertheless, not all pizzas are made equal. While London is a city filled with lots of great pizzerias firing up unreal circles of dough that you can get delivered to your home or pick-up from the spot and scarf around the corner, there’s a lot of bad pizza in the city, too. And, just like bad sex, bad pizza can leave you feeling greasy and bloated with a great deal of regret.
To help you cut through the noise of sad slices, and to make sure that the next pizza you eat looks as immaculate as the pies you’d see in a ‘90s cartoon, I’ve written this guide on where to get the best pizzas for delivery and takeaway in London. These are the pizzerias you should be calling when you’re in the mood for some hot and heavy pepperoni action. Or – y’know – whatever other wonderful pizza topping takes your fancy. Get a slice of the action, MOB.