If you’re wondering whether this is the pizza place where Macaulay Culkin’s band played, then you’d be right. The ‘Home Alone’ star’s troupe did try out some of their pizza-themed Velvet Underground numbers here.
Luckily the pizza went down better than the rest of The Pizza Underground’s tour, so the crowd won’t be booing these dough pies.
They’re served fresh from the oven in either 12-inch or 18-inch stonebaked sourdough rounds. Toppings range from classic margherita to the meat-tastic ‘Full House’, with pepperoni, spicy ground beef and flavoursome slices of own-made fennel sausage.
And if you do want to ‘Take a Bite of the Wild Slice’ specials include pulled-pork pizza with apple sauce and crackling. We were too scared to try that one, though: it sounds almost as ill-conceived as Culkin’s dreadful covers act.
Speaking of covers, there are only a couple of tables and most of the trade is takeaway, but the jazz-funk soundtrack and chatty staff made it a fun place to hang out on our visit.
To get you in the mood for all tomorrow’s parties there’s Asahi beer, Brooklyn Summer Ale or wine. In case you need to bottle a band off stage.
|Venue name:||Yard Sale Pizza|
105 Lower Clapton Rd
|Opening hours:||5-11pm Tues-Fri; noon-11pm Sat; noon-10pm Sun.|
|Transport:||Rail: Hackney Downs|
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Average User Rating
4.9 / 5
- 5 star:113
- 4 star:10
- 3 star:0
- 2 star:1
- 1 star:0
Not only a great neighbourhood restaurant, awesome takeaway and the only good delivery joint, it's also the best damn pizza I've ever eaten.
I had heard so much about this place that I was really excited to try it, so I ordered a delivery from their new Blackstock Rd location. The menu looked creative and different from most other pizza restaurants in London, which was a promising sign. But the positives pretty much stopped there. The delivery guy promptly ignored my express instructions not to buzz on the door (I have a baby who had just fallen asleep) causing mayhem at home. When I finally got to the pizzas (I ordered two 12" pizzas - pepperoni and broccoli), they were disappointing, especially given all the hype surrounding Yard Sale. The broccoli one was just fine (hence the second star), but the pepperoni was a total let down. The crust was completely overdone and the whole pizza felt like a cheap ready-made item someone popped into the microwave for 5 minutes. It might be that the Blackstock Rd location is new and still learning but, for the time being, there are many, many places that serve far better pizza in the area, let alone the rest of London.
12pm sharp. A friendly queue that soon dissipated for my own very pleasure and rumbling tummy.
Pepperoni or margherita? Meaty days are over so I optioned for a classic margherita. I decided to eat in as I had some time to kill. It's not a big place but a cosy one (I quite enjoyed seeing the busy piazollos cracking on their business and pizzas being made in the wood fire oven). Yard Sale Pizza is not the kind of place you would bring your children but your mates after a gig in a basement somewhere I'm north London. Yes, the neon signs are subtle but effective, creating that New York atmosphere of a 24 hour pizza joint.
The pizza wasn't greasy tough. It was actually a very good one: crispy, hot and thin. The cheese melted in my mouth perfectly (the quality of the cheese was something!) and I just wished there was a bit more of tomato sauce - just to balance things out and not make me feel that I was eating a four cheese pizza instead.
Absolutely delicious pizzas! Great, friendly service and exciting specials. Keep the good work up guys!
Amazing pizza, best garlic bread I've ever had and the salad dressing has a kick! Also very friendly staff :)
I have NEVER been disappointed with my pizzas from Yard Sale. Sometimes my mouth waters just thinking about their pizzas. The base is excellent with an orgasmic mix of toppings.
super good generous pizza, very friendly staff & relaxed spot. salads are also amazing! i recommend!
We have yard sale pizza at least twice a month. Until now there has never been a pizza takeaway I would want that often. Amazing flavours and you almost feel like it's healthy....especially the TSB.
I love this pizza - amazing dough and crust, and their tomato sauce is full of flavour. Really happy a great delivery pizza place has finally come to Hackney!
Holy moley that holy pepperoni is out of this world. I probably have two a week and they always blow my mind!!!
Yard Sale is legit! Propper Italian style pizza. I've seen the ingredients they used stacked up in the restaurant. All Italian. Recipes are really creative - The butternut squash & goats cheese one is the bomb! But the thing I like most is that is probably one of the only new businesses I've seen pop up in Clapton that's frequented the whole Clapton community, not just hipsters. The generous size of the pizzas might have something to do it!
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