Yard Sale Pizza
Time Out says
Beautifully branded second outlet of the popular Hackney pizza place.
Domino’s may still be the answer to hangover prayers, but London has definitely raised its pizza game in recent years. The likes of Pizza Pilgrims, Franco Manca and Homeslice have made ’nduja the new pepperoni and convinced us of a world beyond deep pan. Yard Sale was a late but great addition to the scene; the original Hackney branch opened in 2014, and the modern-but-not-poncy toppings, gluten-free options, keenly priced booze and handsome branding are all present in this second branch in Finsbury Park.
The cute little shop has a lively diner feel, which would be a weird fit for the area if old-school bowling alley Rowans wasn’t a three-minute walk away. Despite a bias towards quick take-out and delivery orders, staff are attentive enough to make your eat-in experience more ‘restaurant’ than ‘takeaway-with-tables’. Piping hot sourdough pizzas are brought over on wooden boards with accompanying cutters (with sharp wheels, fortunately; no dividing a pizza with an implement that’s as sharp as a Babybel).
Flavour combinations are more exciting on the chalkboard than they are in your mouth, but they definitely satisfy, and specials such as the Hell Yeah (spicy spianata salami, romano peppers, guindilla chillies, garlic oil, chilli flakes) offer more daring options. The TSB (tender stem broccoli, manchego, pine nuts) benefitted from a creamy garlic and herb dip to dunk crispy crusts into. Wine chosen by Borough Wines rotates monthly; not always the most desirable drop, but at £9 for 500ml it’ll do fine, especially when there are fantastically squidgy chocolate brownies to chase it with. It probably won’t replace your existing dough-tomato-cheese ritual, but for trendy toppings and a fun setting, Yard Sale’s pizza game is worth a play.
54 Blackstock Rd
|Transport:||Tube: Finsbury Park|
|Price:||Dinner for two with drinks and service: around £40.|
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These are some of my favourite pizzas. The bases are nice and thin and there are a number of great flavours to try with my favourite being the TSB which has broccoli, manchego, pin nuts. There are a few seats inside or their is a option to deliverer if you live in the area. I would recommend trying any of the pizzas on the menu.
Just eaten there with family. We thought that Zia Lucia made the best pizza in north London, now we have been proved wrong. Ice cream from Nonna's in Highbury was the perfect finish to a totally delicious experience. Yummy!
A welcome new addition to the area, great selection of pizzas and speedy delivery. Highly recommend!
Good value, great ingredients on a menu that doesn't just rely on masses of cheese. How pizza should be.
Forget average, cheap and cheerful. Go there for quality, and outstanding oven baked pizzas made from scratch, on the premises. Thanks Yard Sale
I am a fan of the original one in Clapton, but this one is nearer my house. The dine in space, and den at the back make it great for big groups and its the same delicious pizza! Whole heart-idly recommend!
Authentic Italian Pizza - a must visit location if you are anywhere near this area
Pizza's are wonderful. I particularly like the TSB (Tender Stem Broccoli)
18" stone baked pizzas in a cool hangout overlooking their giant oven. Service is always friendly and non fussy. Wash down with brownie and borough wine.
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