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Where to find fresh pizza dough in Cambridge/Somerville?

kittychow Aug 9, 2007 11:55 AM

Looking for fresh pizza dough (not frozen) in Cambridge or Somerville. I thought *maybe* Wholefoods had it the refrigerator section but no luck. The Capone thread got me all fired up for grilled pizza tonight but I'm too lazy to make my on dough. Thanks!

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  1. BarmyFotheringayPhipps RE: kittychow Aug 9, 2007 11:58 AM

    You're probably not going to believe this, but I find the fresh pizza dough in the deli section at Shaw's entirely acceptable in a pinch. Good gluten formation, decent yeast flavor, neither over or under-salted.

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      BobB RE: BarmyFotheringayPhipps Aug 10, 2007 01:11 PM

      Agreed, Shaw's offers perfectly decent fresh dough. Sometimes I think they leave them on the shelf a little too long, though.

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      bella_sarda RE: kittychow Aug 9, 2007 11:58 AM

      I have found it fresh at Capone's, but you have to show up shortly after they make it. Otherwise they put it in the freezer. You could call them and see when it will be fresh, or perhaps special order it?

      1. Infomaniac RE: kittychow Aug 9, 2007 12:27 PM

        Most pizza places will sell you their own dough, and I usually buy mine at my local favorite pizza shop. It's worth a call if you have a favorite place close to home.

        1. AnjLM RE: kittychow Aug 9, 2007 12:37 PM

          I bought pizza dough at Cinderella's on Main St. in Cambridge once and at Bertucci's several times. It's pretty cheap and works great. Bertucci's also sells their sauce.

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            kittychow RE: AnjLM Aug 9, 2007 12:54 PM

            Nice. I work in Harvard Sq. so I'll probably try this for tonight's experiment. Thanks!

          2. trufflehound RE: kittychow Aug 9, 2007 01:44 PM

            Bertucci's. They'll even roll it out for you.

            1. sequins RE: kittychow Aug 9, 2007 03:38 PM

              Hereby thirding Bertucci's. For variety's sake, though, I also recommend LaRonga Bakery on Somerville Ave. -- a few blocks from Porter -- while sells fresh pizza dough daily. (They make pretty good pizza on the premises, too.) 77 cents will buy you enough for a 16" pie! Can't beat that. I just got a couple today.

              1. litchick RE: kittychow Aug 9, 2007 04:02 PM

                Trader Joes. I like the garlic/herb and plain -- avoid the wheat though. At less than $1, it's a great deal and always turns out well!

                1. gansu girl RE: kittychow Aug 9, 2007 05:28 PM

                  Which Whole Foods? The one at Fresh Pond had it today - it's in the same section as the hummus and pre-packed lunch meats. I like Bertucci's dough, too.

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                    bear RE: kittychow Aug 9, 2007 07:02 PM

                    You can ask at the pizza sections of the WF that cook on premises, and usually they can accomodate you even if the refrigerator section is bare.

                    In addition to Capone, Bertucci's, TJ's, and local pizza places, Wilson Farms in Lexington has decent dough. Homemade dough is great, but it makes both grilled pizza and pizza stone cooking pretty spontaneous with good purchased dough that doesn't have an ingredient list the size of Alaska.

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