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Frozen Pizza

Gail Jan 26, 2011 01:12 PM

Buying frozen pizza tomorrow (yeah, I know) because I'm feeling lazy. What is the best kind with a thin crust. I will add some toppings, so not too particular about that unless you know one that has the best of everything.

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  1. Veggie Liv RE: Gail Jan 26, 2011 01:15 PM

    I'm not sure how big you're looking to go, but Trader Joe's has some fantastic prepared pizzas for two. My favorite is the goat cheese pizza. Oh man.

    Not exactly frozen, but pre-prepared. You can also freeze it if you're not going to eat it right away.

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      coney with everything RE: Veggie Liv Jan 27, 2011 09:26 AM

      Tarte D'alsace at TJs is the closest thing to frozen pizza that I'd ever eat :)

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      ferret RE: Gail Jan 26, 2011 02:01 PM

      Don't know why buying frozen pizza would be shameful. Also don't know how widespread distribution is but Chicago-based Home Run Inn and Reggio's make very good frozen pizzas.

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        Gail RE: ferret Jan 26, 2011 02:03 PM

        Thanks ferret, but I'm looking for thin crust. Didn't think Chi pizza was thin, more like deep dish.

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          JungMann RE: Gail Jan 27, 2011 11:08 AM

          It's more common to have thin cracker-crust in Chicago than deep dish. And thin crust brands including Home Run Inn and Reggio's certainly outnumber deep dish brands in your supermarket's frozen foods aisle.

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            ferret RE: Gail Jan 27, 2011 11:33 AM

            As teh other poster noted Home Run Inn is thin (and they even have an "ultra-thin") and it's a really great frozen product. They had a pretty fantastic plum tomato and cheese that has unfortunately been discontinued.


            To expand a bit on JungMann's post, Chicago has as much diversity in pizza as it does in ethnic cuisines. Everything from wood-fired Neapolitan to cracker-crust, stuffed and deep dish (and even "New York and "New Haven" style)..

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              justalex RE: ferret Jan 30, 2011 05:30 PM

              I LOVED the Home Run Inn plum tomato and cheese pizza. Now I know why I don't find it anymore. Thanks for the sad info. RIP yummy pizza.

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          cheesecake17 RE: Gail Jan 27, 2011 10:12 AM

          I've heard good things about the Amy's frozen pizza, especially the pesto one. Haven't tried it myself though.

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            CyndiA RE: Gail Jan 30, 2011 03:38 PM

            If you're looking for a frozen pizza at the grocery store and easy to find, then Freschetta brick oven is our favorite. Not as keen on the the one listed as thin crust in the brand and the brick oven variety is still almost as thin.

            1. ipsedixit RE: Gail Jan 30, 2011 05:42 PM

              California Pizza Kitchen.

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                Gail RE: ipsedixit Jan 30, 2011 05:59 PM

                ipsedixit, that's what I ended up with. I usually buy it, but was looking for something different. It is good, not great. I found it needs lots of sauce tossed around on top before cooking, otherwise quite dry. But it's the best I can find here in central CA.
                The otheres mentioned, I believe, are not available in CA.

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                  ipsedixit RE: Gail Jan 30, 2011 06:19 PM

                  Try Wolfgang Puck's frozen pizza if you can find it.


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                    Gail RE: ipsedixit Jan 31, 2011 07:36 AM

                    Thanks, next time. Yes, it's available at my markets.

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                italia84 RE: Gail Jan 31, 2011 10:12 AM

                The Amy's frozen pizzas aren't bad.

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                  rdnnyc RE: Gail Jan 31, 2011 12:35 PM

                  You have probably bought your pizza by now but Revolution Flatbread pizzas are great.

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