Pizza Dough Sources now that Bertucci's is Closed
I can't say that it came as a surprise that the Bertucci's on Stanhope St. closed down. Over the years it went from average to bad to consistently horrible as the crowd dwindled. But their pizza dough was always very good.
One of my favorite easy dinners was to pick up dough at Bertucci's on the way home to make a pizza in my home oven. No limit on toppings or sauces, and no watching the waiter make faces at some of my more esoteric combinations.
But my dough source is gone! No more home-baked pizzas!
Does anyone know of pizzerias or restaurants in the South End or Back Bay that sells their pizza dough?
I've tried both supermarkets' doughs. Shaws' seems to have absolutely no elasticity and creates strangely chewy pizzas. Whole Foods seems to have frozen dough only, and although it's pretty good it takes much too much planning ahead for what I always see as a spontaneous treat.
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Most bread bakeries or pizza shops will sell dough. Some mega marts have it frozen but, the quality is so..so..
Many Whole Foods stores carry pizza crusts from Maxie's bakery in Rhode Island. They are very thin, fresh and outstanding. 2 per bag....Thoughtfully coated on the back with corn meal and ready to go. White and Whole grain (w/spelt) varieties. Each store places them in a separate place, but usually they can be found stashed in a corner in the either produce or bakery sections. If you ask a clerk, but be sure you specify Maxie's fresh....otherwise they always take me to the frozen isle and point out the bags of frozen dough.