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In search of pizza dough on a Monday in San Francisco. Ideas?

Dave MP Sep 24, 2007 11:09 AM

I'm hoping to buy some pre-made pizza dough tonight for pizzas at home. Trader Joe's is the back-up plan, but I'm wondering if anyone has suggestions for places that sell their dough, hopefully in the Duboce/Mission/SOMA/downtown SF area.

Little Star on Valencia is closed on Mondays, so that's out.

Pizzeria Delfina doesn't open till 5:30, but I can't wait till then to find out, and they are not answering their phone yet today. Has anyone done this here?

Lucca Ravioli doesn't sell their dough.

Any other suggestions? It's not too big a deal, since Trader Joe's dough isn't bad, but something different would be nice too.


Dave MP

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    hannah May 17, 2012 05:50 PM

    I've gotten pizza dough from pizzeria delfina in the past.

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      hannah May 18, 2012 07:12 AM

      They have a limit of 3 balls and they're $4 each.

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      melclout May 17, 2012 05:30 PM

      Lucca on valencia @ 22nd had amazing dough, its the best i've ever tried, and their sauce is awesome too. they make it all from scratch.

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        Dave MP May 17, 2012 10:56 PM

        So this means that since 2007 Lucca has started selling it? Is it refrigerated or just room temp from the kitchen?

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          Nancy Berry May 18, 2012 12:40 AM

          Their dough is refrigerated.

        2. re: melclout
          Fine May 20, 2012 07:52 PM

          Pizza dough is so easy and satisfying to make. If one is seeking fresh dough, presumably the other necessities are already on hand.
          Every time we eat pizza out--be it Ragazza, Tommaso, A16, or CPC--spouse always comments, "This is ok, I guess, but I'm so spoiled by yours."
          If you make it yourself, you can make it your own--be your pref more healthful, more flavorful, or some combination thereof.

        3. Windy Sep 28, 2007 02:59 PM

          Just noticed that Canyon Market has fresh pizza dough, both white and whole wheat. It's in the cheese section near the fancy salsa for $1.99 for a good sized bag.

          Based on their breads, it should be fresh and good.

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            ccbweb Sep 28, 2007 03:09 PM

            We eat their pizza dough regularly and it is quite good. We prefer the whole wheat.

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              Cynsa Sep 28, 2007 03:34 PM

              Canyon Market
              2815 Diamond St
              San Francisco, CA 94131
              (415) 586-9999

              Canyon Market
              2815 Diamond St, San Francisco, CA

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            tranewreck Sep 24, 2007 09:25 PM

            Arizmendi, but you should order a day ahead, and they are closed on Monday

            1. WCchopper Sep 24, 2007 08:41 PM

              Maybe you could look into Za's on Polk(?) for next time. I like their crust. Not close to Market though.

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                Tay Sep 24, 2007 02:10 PM

                I don't know how it works in SF but if it helps, here in NYC, many bakeries
                sell great pizza dough.

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                  Fussy Foodie Sep 24, 2007 01:42 PM

                  I've used naan dough from Indian restaurants before and it comes out good as long as you roll it out pretty thin.

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                    Laura2 Sep 24, 2007 12:30 PM

                    I understand lots of pizzerias will sell some of their dough. I know that Giorgio's in the inner Richmond (on Clement) does.

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                      Dave MP Sep 24, 2007 02:04 PM

                      I think you're right...most pizzerias will. I called Go Getter's and they said they would, but at my lunch break today I decided to just go to Trader Joe's instead (at least this time). I don't particularly like the crust at Go Getters, and the price they quoted me was more than TJ, so I opted against it.

                      If I try this in the future (or not on Monday) I'll try other places like Pauline's, Little Star or Delfina.

                      Dave MP

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                      david kaplan Sep 24, 2007 11:57 AM

                      I'll bet Bi-Rite has some high-end pizza dough.

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                        Robert Lauriston Sep 24, 2007 12:12 PM

                        I wouldn't bet on it--they make their "pizzas" from Acme focaccia.

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                          possumspice May 17, 2012 05:46 PM

                          Recognize this comment was from five years ago, but Bi-Rite does now carry pizza dough in the same case where you find the fresh pasta. Have never tried it though. They also carry homemade pie dough, which seems even harder to source.

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                            happybaker May 20, 2012 07:55 PM

                            Homemade pie dough?! How incredibly awesome!

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                          Dave MP Sep 24, 2007 11:45 AM

                          Just checked their website, they are also closed on Monday. I guess Monday is not a good pizza night in SF.

                          Are there any places downtown-ish (preferably muni accessible, so close to Market?). Anywhere in Ferry Building?

                          1. re: Dave MP
                            Robert Lauriston Sep 24, 2007 11:47 AM

                            Amici's? Zante? Goat Hill?

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