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Jan 26, 2011 01:12 PM

Frozen Pizza

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. 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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    1. re: Veggie Liv

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

    2. 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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      1. re: ferret

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

        1. re: Gail

          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.

          1. re: Gail

            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)..

            1. re: ferret

              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.

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

          1. 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. re: ipsedixit

                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.

                  1. re: ipsedixit

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