Where to buy pizza dough in the Bay Area
I'd like to try to make pizza based on CHOW's video on making fast easy pizza, (http://www.chow.com/videos/show/chow-...) and I don't care for Trader Joe's version--any suggestions? I've heard that some pizzerias are willing to sell their pizza dough. Has anyone done this and if so, from what pizzeria and how much does that normally cost?
Have you tried calling one or two of your favorite pizza places and asking them if they would sell you some dough?
I've bought pizza dough from Arizmendi (from the Lakeshore shop in Oakland--so I imagine the SF locations or The Cheese Board in Berkeley would be willing to as well, but you should call ahead to ask). Can't recall the cost, but it wasn't a lot.
Cheese Board Pizza
1512 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709
1331 9th Avenue, San Francisco, CA
3265 Lakeshore Ave, Oakland, CA
1268 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Zarri's (Albany) has a new sign in the window about pizza dough for sale. I kind of doubt they make it themselves, though.
Finally figured out how to work with Lucca's pizza dough. By kneading it on a floured board with a bit of added water when I bring it home, the dough comes to life and is much more workable. I suppose this holds true for any take-home dough, but it makes a big difference with theirs.