Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Nick's Pizza

I have to hand it to Nick's Pizza. It's the best pizza I can find in Berkeley (really North Oakland), and I'm willing to put up with their prices and idiosyncratic insistence that you eat their crazy pizzas without changing them.

I like everything about the food, from the chewy sourdough crust of the pizza, to the well-constructed seasonal salads. I think it's something like 20 bucks for a cheese pizza, but I'll be darned if I'm going to settle for what else passes for pizza in B-Town. I occasionally like a nice thick Zachary's pizza, but for a traditional pie, Nick's Pizza is my favorite now for some time.

They'll deliver (I use GrubHub online), but tonight I drove down for a pick-up, to save time. While I was there, I also couldn't help but purchase a fresh loaf of sourdough bread, and 2 giant cookies from their pastry wall.

Oh Nick's, you got me. Take my money, make me fat, I do not care.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the sweet/funny blog post. I'm glad you love the food we make. Thanks for seeing how that the extra bucks we charge for our pies (and our bizarre need to control exactly what you eat on your pizza) add up to a quality pie. The difference in price between one of our pizzas and one at say, Pizza Hut, directly relates to the quality of ingredients we can use (organic produce, natural meats, rbst-free cheeses, organic flour) as well as the wage and benefits I can afford to pay my crew. Happier staff and better raw products are a solid recipe for a great pizza.
    Thanks again, hope to see you in the shop soon!

    Nick Yapor-Cox
    Chef/Owner, Nick's Pizza