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Excellent Frozen Pizza

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strongly recommend the Green Mill brand sold in Lunds, Byerlys and most supermarkets.

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Byerly's
1601 County Road C W, Saint Paul, MN 55113

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  1. is it better than the green mill brand sold in green mill restaurants? different? My default Heggie's or Home Run Inn still trumps green mill resto pizza.

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    1. re: mitch cumstein

      as frozen pizza, it would be a sideline with the company name but no relation to what they sell fresh in the restaurants

      1. re: mitch cumstein

        Home Run Inn is delicious...probably my favorite too.

        But the Green Mill pizzas (thin crust) are also quite good. Definitely worth a try.

        1. re: BigE

          is there a Home Run Inn in minneapolis stpaul??

          1. re: MarkG

            The Trader Joe's line of frozen pizzas has always proved great---especially the Margherita. Made in Italy, no less.

            1. re: MarkG

              Not that I know of; just the frozen pies at local grocery stores.

              1. re: MarkG

                As far as I know, they never expanded beyond south side/south burbs chicago.

                Trader joes has to be exponentially better to even have to consider it, based on the parking structure/combat nature shopping that is attached. Frozen pizza made in italy sounds like all kinds of wrong. International shipping for a $5 item? that would give it around $.40 for cost. $4.60 to get it here. roughly.

                1. re: mitch cumstein

                  I think you may be ignoring economies of scale, but I see your point. Still, it is a good pizza, and $3.99.

          2. My hands down favorite is Shirk's pizza. They have regular style and (I think) Tavern style which is thin crust. The regular style is awesome, lots of toppings and LOTS of cheese. Unfortunately, even though it's made in southern MN you can't find it most places. They sell them on the Iron Range in grocery stores like Zup's. There is a Cub Foods or two in the Shakopee area that carry them. You can visit their website and they'll tell you where to buy them.

            Awesome awesome frozen pizza. Beats a Heggies/Kettle River/Pizza Corner pizza any day.

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            1. re: GutGrease

              Anybody have a minneapolis area sighting for the Shirk's Pizza? Website says a few outlying IGA's.

              1. re: mitch cumstein

                They were passing out samples of it at the Cub in West St. Paul last week. I thought it was pretty tasty.....

                Uncle Ira

                1. re: mitch cumstein

                  I actually was in Shakopee last week and went to the Cub. They only had the thin crust pizzas. They are good, but the regular style are even better!

              2. I dropped into Morellis off Payne Avenue one evening and grabbed one of their frozen pizzas. It was wonderful. It comes in 2nd to my favorite Eastside pizza at Whole Foods.

                1. Has anyone ever tried Red's Savoy frozen pizza's? I noticed some of their franchises sell it in-store and I've not tried it yet. Wondering if its worth a shot (I'm skeptical)?

                  I tried Heggies recently at a bar and was unimpressed. Of course, I was also seeing double so my judgement may have been compromised lol.

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                  1. re: namabiiru

                    I bought 2 frozen pizzas from Red's a few weeks ago. The guy told me to cook the pizza for 30 mins at 450 but to "keep an eye on it". It's a good thing I was watching it, because it was approaching well done at 15 mins so I pulled it out. I didn't notice right away but the sausage was still pretty raw. Maybe next time Ill cook it at a lower temp for longer time to cook sausage? Not sure if that works or not. The staff was really friendly and even suggested calling the day before if I had a special combo and they'd make it. I thought it tasted close to a "fresh" pizza but next time I'll probably just get a cooked one. I think the price is the same frozen or fresh.

                    1. re: FrankPierce

                      450 is a bit high even for oven pizza. I'd definitely go with a 350 temp and then go from there. You can always cook a pizza longer but never can turn back the clock.

                      1. re: GutGrease

                        I really like the Ginos east deep dish they sell at Lunds/B.