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Aug 31, 2007 05:56 PM

Best Frozen Pizza

What do you girls and guys think is the best frozen pizza?

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  1. From my childhood - Tree Tavern. Probably not the best, but for some reason I still like it. No chock full of artificial ingredients, very basic and lends itself well to doctoring up with your own stuff.

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    1. re: sivyaleah

      When I saw the title of this post I immediately thought of Tree Tavern as well. It was common in the NYC metro, but haven't seen it here in Pgh. It wasn't much, but as you note, it 's subdued flavor didn't get in the way of whatever toppings one added. And the crust wasn't all that bad - certainly not the bready junk of all these self-rising abominations in the market now.

      1. re: Panini Guy

        Exactly -- Tree Tavern! NYC boy all the way. Need to go try one again.

        1. re: woodburner

          It must be a NYC thing. I grew up in Brooklyn, and am in NJ now and I've been eating it since at least the 1970's. It's been around a very long time.

          1. re: woodburner

            Ha, TREE TAVERN HERE TOO!
            Ive never had anything like it!

      2. The apple-gorgonzola handmade Italian pizza on the Archer Farms line at Target. The ingredient list doesn't look like a science experiment, it's 4 bucks, and absolutely delicious. As far as I can tell, the same company makes the frozen pizzas for Trader Joe's.

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        1. re: JK Grence the Cosmic Jester

          had the Archer Farm pizza today (imported from Italy?) my hubby had the gorgonzola apple and I had the Four cheese pizza. very good pizza!!
          Best I've had so far!

          1. re: JK Grence the Cosmic Jester

            I agree about Archer Farms, though I'm not a huge fan of gorgonzola pizza. LOVE the spinach and goat cheese and the mediterranean vegetable varieties, though. Really, I would not have known they were frozen pizzas if I hadn't taken them out of the box myself. I've actually started to like a lot of the Archer Farms foods (it's Target's in-house brand). We just moved and now have a Super Target nearby- so I've been trying them out.

            1. re: LizR

              I know!! we get lots of things from Supertarget now! pretty much all Archer Farms items have been really good!!! and Target has such a large variety in different cultures, like that a lot!
              definitely gonna try the other pizzas too!!!

              1. re: LizR

                Our Target didn't have the fancy varieties... we tried the thin-crust marinara today (I added pepperoni) and it looked good but it was very disappointing. The only good thing I could find to say about it was that it wasn't over-salted (It wasn't salty at all...) I was hoping for a rich tomato flavour, but the tomato didn't have any flavour at all. :(

                1. re: Kajikit

                  I just had the bbq chicken thin crust. It was pretty good, especially with red chili flakes added ;)

                  1. re: Kajikit

                    my hubby tried the regular pepperoni today from Target and didn't like it. The ones we really like are the 'imported from italy' pizzas from Archer Farms... I've only seen them at the Super Targets...

                2. re: JK Grence the Cosmic Jester

                  Hmm those pizza's do seem similar - and I like them both!

                3. Depends on what you're looking for. For me the comfort pizza is Elios (which I then put saurkraut on). I've been liking the Fresheta lately though - pretty good crust & sauce. Once in a great while (when looking for somthing different) the Thai chicken pizza from California Pizza Kitchen.

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                  1. re: HunterJay

                    Yea, I kind of like Elios too, another childhood leftover.

                    1. re: sivyaleah

                      There will always be a spot in my heart for Elios. My other favorite, which I eat about once every 5 years, is Stouffers French Bread Pizza cooked in an oven/toaster oven.

                      1. re: ESNY

                        Those are my two childhood favorites, too! The Elio's really brings back memories.

                  2. I have always been a sucker for Tombstone idea why...and now am filled with shame...

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                    1. re: Pylon

                      In my dorm in college we used to make Tombstone pizzas at the front desk for three dollars in these cool "pizza ovens". I had never had frozen pizza before then, but there's something magical about phoning downstairs. ordering a three dollar large pepperoni, and having it ready and waiting for you in ten minutes....I still buy Tombstone once in a while, but it just doesn't have the same charm...

                    2. I like the American Flatbread brand