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Heggie's Pizza (MSP)

gavagai Oct 8, 2008 10:49 AM

I'm wondering whether anyone knows where in St. Paul or Minneapolis I can find Heggie's pizza (the frozen pizza you find in bars in MN) to buy for the freezer at home. It's good stuff! Any ideas?

Thanks in advance.

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  1. buenosds RE: gavagai Oct 8, 2008 01:56 PM

    I saw alot of heggies in Fresh Seasons supermarket in Minnetonka

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      Uncle Ira RE: gavagai Oct 8, 2008 02:07 PM

      They have a website at

      http://www.heggiespizza.com/index.htm

      It looks as if they sell only to restaurants, but it couldn't hurt to contact them to see what you can find out. Their phone number and e-mail address are on the page.

      Let us know if you have any luck.

      Uncle Ira

      1. rp1760 RE: gavagai Oct 8, 2008 04:02 PM

        Sage Market in Mendota Heights carries a good selection. As does Mike's Butcher Shop in West St. Paul. I love them!

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          churchka RE: gavagai Oct 9, 2008 07:31 PM

          I'm guessing your favorite local bar may be willing to sell you some frozen ones at a slight mark up.

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            rp1760 RE: churchka Oct 10, 2008 07:00 AM

            Gavagai, where do you see this pizza in bars? I've only seen it in bars at or north of Milaca.

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              churchka RE: rp1760 Oct 10, 2008 07:09 AM

              Tracy's Saloon has it, so does Casey's Bar and Grill.

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                fetik3 RE: churchka Oct 12, 2008 01:39 PM

                Station 4 in Lowertown (Downtown St. Paul) has them as well.

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            Bobannon RE: gavagai Oct 10, 2008 10:01 AM

            Heggies can be found all over the place now in smaller grocery stores. Thriftway and Super Valu in Crystal both have it.

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              indyr RE: gavagai Nov 10, 2008 08:12 AM

              Hegiie's Pizzas are also available at Von Hanson's.

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                SmartCookie RE: indyr Dec 19, 2008 11:52 AM

                Everett's on 38th St and Cedar in South Minneapolis carries it now.

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                raforce RE: gavagai Jan 27, 2009 12:37 PM

                SuperValu on Cedar Lake Rd and Louisiana's got em!

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                  karykat RE: raforce Jan 27, 2009 05:02 PM

                  How would you describe these pizzas? (Have never had them.)

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                    snoboardbabe77 RE: karykat Jan 28, 2009 04:29 AM

                    Karykat - Heggies pizzas come in 10 in or 12in rounds. They're made in Milaca, MN - and obviously come frozen. It's hard to describe the pizzas because it sounds like they're the most amazing things ever. They're just a good quality, frozen pizza. I've had their sausage and pepperoni....their deluxe and the one that has jalapenos on them.

                    I'd describe them as much - thinner crust-not super thin, but thinner. Their sauce is not overly spicy but has a decent enough kick that you're not thinking just a bland tomato sauce. They give a good coating over the entire pizza of real mozzarella cheese - not overly so, say like you'd get at Papa Murphy's pizza and their toppings are average...when I say average, I mean, not 50 slices of pepperoni or so many sausage pieces you will get sausage in every bite--but if you cut them in triangles, you'll get a few of each on each slice. Additionally, on the deluxe, they don't dice their green peppers, they're cut in rings.

                    In truth, my chowhubby really likes these things-and I think they're fine. For $6.59 (which is what I paid at Moto Mart) and far cheaper than Von Hanson's (7.99 for a pepperoni and sausage), they're good pizzas. You won't be raving to friends and family about them, but if you want something different than what the super markets offer-you'll like them.

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                      Jordan RE: snoboardbabe77 Jan 28, 2009 05:57 AM

                      I've never had these. How do they compare to Home Run Inn frozen pizzas?

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                        patnjod RE: Jordan Jan 29, 2009 07:55 AM

                        I personally think Home Run Inn is the perfect frozen pizza, but the Husband prefers Hegge's, so we keep both on hand. I am not a fan of their orangey-tomato sauce, but they're ok eating.

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                          mncharm RE: patnjod Jan 29, 2009 08:14 AM

                          HRI is fantastic. In fact, I'm going to have to buy one on the way home from work today...

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                            chazmo RE: mncharm Jan 29, 2009 01:45 PM

                            Picked one up at a convienence store in St Paul because it looked really good. It was what I would call expensive for a frozen pizza at over nine dollars. I know it would be cheaper at a larger store. My problem was it was so salty that after one piece I had to drink alot of water and could not eat another bite. I hope this was a fluke but don't think I would risk it again.

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                              chazmo RE: chazmo Jan 30, 2009 05:41 AM

                              I was reffering to the Heggies. No confusion I hope.

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                                SmartCookie RE: chazmo Feb 2, 2009 05:54 AM

                                I second Charzmo's experience at they are incredibly salty...so much so I will not try them again.

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                                  Bobannon RE: SmartCookie Mar 19, 2009 12:28 PM

                                  I agree too...very salty. I think it's the cheese they use. I like salt to not a big deal for me, but I understand it wouldn't appeal to everyone. I would describe them as better frozen pizzas.

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                                  mtheel RE: chazmo Oct 18, 2012 06:17 PM

                                  I bought 3 Heggies from someone at work (daughter's fund raiser). We loved the sausage and sausage and mushroom, but tonight I cooked the deluxe, and I thought that one was very salty, but I didn't notice the other two were that way.

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                            karykat RE: snoboardbabe77 Jan 29, 2009 10:38 AM

                            Thanks much!

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                        GutGrease RE: gavagai Jan 29, 2009 09:59 AM

                        The SuperValu by Lake Nokomis on Cedar Ave & Minnehaha Pkwy sells them.

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                          tfay RE: GutGrease Jan 31, 2009 11:27 AM

                          Al's in SLP serves Heggie's

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                          eker1170 RE: gavagai Jul 22, 2010 05:41 PM

                          I'm one of their drivers. I have 4 routes in St Paul Stillwater areas. If you are in the area the best place to go for selection and price is the Oakdale Cornerstore off of Geneva and 694.

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                            paperbackwinter RE: gavagai Jul 24, 2010 08:10 AM

                            Good pizza, but $8.99 for a frozen pizza? I'll buy Little Caesar's.

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                              Fudist RE: paperbackwinter Jul 26, 2010 02:32 PM

                              Heggie's even though it is frozen is still 1000 times better than Little Caesar's. This is the best thing ever after a night of many beers.

                            2. daniellempls RE: gavagai Jul 24, 2010 02:27 PM

                              They sell them in S Minneapolis at Oxendale's market on 34th Ave and 51st St. They have both larger and smaller pizzas and a good variety of each. Also if you happen to be in NW Wisconsin, the gas station in Webb Lake also sells them. They tasted the best at the cabin. mmm mmm...

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                                snoboardbabe77 RE: daniellempls Jul 27, 2010 08:50 AM

                                Heggie's is sold at Motomart off Hiawatha. It is also sold at most Von Hansen locations and it can also be purchased at Half Time Rec in St Paul on Front Avenue.

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                                Half Time Rec
                                1013 Front Ave, St Paul, MN 55103

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                                savvyguy RE: gavagai Jul 29, 2010 06:28 PM

                                I think Heggies are one of the best frozen pies and wouldn't think twice about purchasing it over Home Run Inn, or whatever they are called. Yes, they're somewhat salty but great, none-the-less. Awhile back, I was communicating with the Lunds/Byerly's people who didn't seem to want to add them as a distributor. After emailing the company, they sent back this list of stores near downtown Mpls:
                                Bergans SuperValu (Cedar Ave S), Oxendale Market, Everett's Foods, Winner Gas, Noble Pkwy, Now and Later and Kowalski's. I did not find any at the Kowalski's in Uptown however!

                                Another really good frozen pizza is in Lilydale at Buon Guorno Grocery Store. Super good and I believe less expensive than Heggies.

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                                  ksioux RE: savvyguy Aug 2, 2010 07:03 AM

                                  They have Heggies at the Kowalski's on 56th and Chicago.

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                                  gsimbeck RE: gavagai Aug 3, 2010 03:08 PM

                                  You can find them at Kowalski's on Grand Ave in St.Paul.

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                                    Aliecat RE: gavagai Nov 1, 2010 12:00 PM

                                    You can get it at Yougstetdt's Gas Station on Excelsior Blvd and Alabama, too.

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                                      beej RE: gavagai Nov 15, 2010 02:49 PM

                                      I know you can also buy them at Holiday station stores. About $6.99

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                                        LarryBrunko RE: gavagai Jan 21, 2012 04:54 PM

                                        Try Holiday gas stations.

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                                          SarahInMinneapolis RE: LarryBrunko Jan 22, 2012 11:17 AM

                                          It's good frozen pizza but I can't get past the unnaturally faux red sauce.

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                                            John E. RE: SarahInMinneapolis Jan 22, 2012 11:45 AM

                                            The I look at it, if you're going to cook the pizza in your own oven, I prefer either Papa Murphy's or Aldi's fresh, not frozen, bake at home pizzas.

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                                          jpetmpls RE: gavagai Oct 19, 2012 02:21 PM

                                          Bar none the best frozen pizza. However, I will say this, they cook much better in an actual bar pizza oven than in a standard kitchen oven. For whatever reason, the crust doesn't quite get as crispy in a standard oven. And yes, I've "experimented" numerous times... tough job.

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