There is nothing quite like a delicious slice of pizza and a cold can of beer, it’s the perfect post-work grub that is universally adored by everyone and with bundles of vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options it’s an easy go-to dinner, lunch or casual catch up.-
Pizza Pilgrims, various locations
With sites spread over the city the concept is simple: pizza done right and the aroma of freshly kneaded dough, ripe tomatoes and bubbling cheese is enough to get you weak at the knees for some Italian goodness. From the outside, these shabby chic little eateries don’t look like much but we guarantee this is home to one of the best Neapolitan Margheritas you will ever eat.
New in the game but here to stay, Japes serves up authentic Chicago deep dish pizza and you’re sure to leave here full to the brim! Located within the throbbing streets of Soho, Japes is a great pre-party place serving up their delicious pizzas, burgers and cocktails.
Tank & Paddle, Bishopsgate & Monument
Uber cool craft beer supplied by the likes of Meantime and Brewdog is on the menu at this funky, industrial-esque watering hole. Giant Jenga, shuffleboard and a wide selection of board games are a big draw for the young suited crowd and a cool soundtrack makes it easy to while away an evening here. Chow down on one of their epic pizzas and if there’s a group of you, get the visually impressive 3 foot sharer with a side of mouth watering mac ‘n cheese just don’t forget to save room for dessert!
Yard Sale Pizza, Clapton, Finsbury Park, Walthamstow, Leystonstone & Hackney Road
Awarded best ‘cheap eats’ in 2016 Yard Sale Pizza is where you come when you want just good, simple pizza in a casual setting. Their slow cooked tomato sauce is the stuff of dreams and with their impressive range of vegan options, including the infamous East Side Vegan ice cream sandwich, they’ve become very popular with the hip East London crowd. From humble beginnings in a back yard in Clapton (hence the name), three friends brought their dough dream to life and we’re so glad they did.
CRATE Brewery, Hackney
Pull up a seat on the River Lea and indulge in a stone-baked pizza washed down one of CRATE’s experimental brewhouse beers. Smack bang in the middle of the canal quarter with the throng of barge bars and hipster taprooms, CRATE has carved out its own identity with show stopping pizzas such as the Kashmiri Dahl which features fresh banana slices and mango chutney and is widely raved about. Birthed from a crowdfunding campaign, CRATE gives back pioneering a zero waste restaurant above and hosting tasting tours so you can learn more about your favourite beers.
Voodoo Rays, Dalston, Peckham & Shoreditch
Baking MASSIVE 22” New York style pizzas and serving them by the slice is the perfect way to try a few different toppings, because let’s face it, food FOMO is a thing and there’s nothing worse than getting your order and wishing you got something different. Alongside the gorgeous grub is an impressive selection of craft beers because beer and pizza goes together like, well, beer and pizza.