Thursday, March 17, 2011

Another Excuse to Get Naked

When there's passion behind food, you can taste it.

Earlier this week, I had the honor of visiting Naked Pizza in Brighton. Myself and a few other local bloggers had the pleasure of meeting with Tim and Jeff, the owners/managers of the place, while also trying some of their pies and getting a tour of their kitchen.

Tim and Jeff talked to us about their food, driving home the fact that Naked's pies - and food in general - only use some of the best, all-natural ingredients. Case in point: their pepperonis are not pumped with nitrite like most of the varieties we're used to. Nitrite gives pepperonis their red color - Naked's pepperonis are red thanks to the paprika they add to them. 

Their meat is also grain-fed, and their crust is made with ten grains - including quinoa. Most pizza crusts out there are made with only one grain, and are typically filled with white flour and even have sugar added to them. 

Naked's ordering system is easy and wildly affordable, too. You simply pick a size (10-inch, 12-inch, or 14-inch), and then pick your toppings for a make-it-yourself pie. Or, you can order one of Naked's specialty pies, in the same sizes. The specialty pies range from $12.99 to $16.99, and the do-it-yourselfers range from $6.99 to $8.99, not including toppings (which cost under $2 a pop). You also have your choice of thick or thin crust for any pizza.

After hearing all about Naked's natural, healthy approach to pizza, I could not wait to get my hands on a slice.  Tim and Jeff were generous enough to have us bloggers try quite a few pies, but I must say my favorite was the Pima (made with thin crust), topped with black beans, jalapenos and cheddar, and served with chilled pico de gallo on the side. 

I also tried the Greenhouse pizza, made with mushroom, tomato, onion, bell pepper and black olive, as well as a slice of thick crust cheese (not pictured).

Naked Pizza has another location in Brookline - as well as a few other locations across the U.S., and even one in Dubai. Due to their passion for quality food, use of natural ingredients, and dedication to customer service, I highly suggest you give them a try.

Have you been to Naked Pizza before? What's your review?

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  1. YAY! So glad that you got to try it! It is definitely my go to for pizza now- great review!

  2. I still haven't tried Naked Pizza yet but I'd really like to!

  3. The Pima was my favorite too! So glad we got to try that one!

  4. I love Naked Pizza and Tim and Jeff are total sweethearts! Such a great addition to Brighton Center!

  5. I have yet to go to Naked Pizza but keep hearing rave reviews--I have to add this to my to-do list!