If you love pizza, you need to try these five creations that will push the boundaries far beyond what you usually get.
These pizzas are game-changers. From a deep fried calzone stuffed with roasties to a pizza wrap that comes with crispy fried chicken, expect unique combinations that will change your world. Want to take it further? You can even dive into one that’s smothered in Nutella and topped with marshmallows. So go on, treat yourself to Leeds’ most adventurous pizzas.
A heaving pizza wrap stuffed with fried chicken
Ever had a pizza wrap before? Head to New York-style pizza joint Union Square where they take a classic tomato base and load it up with toppings before rolling it all up in a heaving wrap. Take the USC Craft Wrap for example – it teams crispy fried chicken with jalapeños and lettuce, before they add mustard mayo to tie it all together.
Union Square Bar and Kitchen, Merrion Way, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 8NG.
A jet-black charcoal pizza with whatever topping you like
At CULTO, you can put a bizarre twist on your pizzas by upgrading to a ‘Pizza Nera’. This is a black vegetable charcoal base made with ingredients that help to detoxify your body and reduce bloating. It means you can tuck into your favourite combinations like the Delicata, a mix of ham, spinach and ricotta, or the Fungi E Tartufo, which brings together mushrooms, black truffle and rocket, all without the guilt.
CULTO, 97 Stainbeck Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS7 2PR.
A calzone that’s deep fried and loaded with roasties
At Dough House, they take a 10 inch calzone, pack it with tasty fillings then deep fry it. It’s a favourite in Southern Italy that you can now experience in the heart of Leeds. Try the Piccante – they fill it with roast potatoes alongside spicy salami, then throw in capers and rosemary. All this is encased in a light fluffy dough which becomes crisp when deep fried.
Dough House, Cloth Hall Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 2HD.
A sweet pizza covered in Nutella and sugary treats
Head to Cuckoo and you’ll enter a world of pure imagination as they get experimental with their pizzas. You can choose from a whole bunch of sweet creations like The Wonka Pizza. It’s an absolute must-try, coated generously in a Nutella spread and topped with oodles of marshmallows. To finish it off, they drizzle gooey salted caramel all over it. It’s unconventionally indulgent.
Cuckoo, 37 Call Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 7BT.
A gravy-smothered pizza topped with a Sunday dinner
Slocken are known for their creative pizzas, although the Sunday Dinner one stands out every time. If you’ve ever been stuck between a pizza and a roast, you can have the best of both worlds with this bad boy. It has a classic pizza base smothered in gravy with slow-cooked beef and gammon. Then they top it with broccoli, cauliflower, Wensleydale cheese and a Yorkshire pud. It’s drizzled in more gravy as the final touch.
Slocken, 10-12 Call Lane, Leeds, Wets Yorkshire, LS1 6DN.Cover image credit: © Copyright Leeds-List 2019 by Ali Turner