Everyone has an opinion, especially when it comes to their preferred pizza toppings. Because there’s more to life than pre-made, pre-topped slices of pie; sometimes you want to express yourself.
And one Vancouver spot is giving locals the chance to fulfill their wildest pizza dreams. With 44 different toppings for hungry humans to choose from, Blaze Pizza isn’t just the place this city deserves; it’s the one it needs right now.
The Calfornia-born pizza spot (backed by NBA superstar LeBron James) opened its first location on Granville Street last year, along with locations at Park Royal, as well as in Surrey. And if you haven’t tried it, you’ve been missing out.
Blaze is all about making quality pizza at lightning-fast speed, and every order has made-from-scratch, fresh dough. You’ve got the power to craft your own inventive (or classic) pie with the help of their expert pizzasmith (yes, that’s a real thing). Now here’s a look at some of the toppings you can add to your next perfectly-crisp pizza.
If you’re one of those people who say they don’t like artichokes, you’re either lying to yourself or you haven’t tried an artichoke-heavy pizza from Blaze yet. Artichokes are super tasty and they’re packed with antioxidants. What’s not to love?
Olives aren’t just a snack you eat in-between drinks on a trip to Italy (although they are highly delicious that way). You can get Mediterranean-inspired here in Vancouver and add these sweet and salty morsels to your pizza. Take your pick from black or kalamata olives, or have both.
On a scale of one to 10, how high is your spice threshold? If you’re unsure and want to test it out, add helping of jalapeño chilli peppers to your pie. You could go all-out and get the spicy red sauce, too — if you’re brave enough.
Applewood bacon is one of those toppings that’s always a good idea — hail, rain, or shine — in Vancouver. It’s got the perfect salt to crisp ratio to protein-up your pizza.
Ricotta is arguably one of the most underrated Italian cheese options to grace a pizza. It’s creamy, smooth, a little sweet, and when baked, it might just become your new favourite cheese. We warned you.
If you’re a meat lover, a classic option is of course, pepperoni. And when you take your first bite from a Blaze pepperoni-loaded pie, you can close your eyes and imagine that you’re in a traditional Italian-American pizzeria. Blaze has that effect on you.
When garlic is oven-roasted, it’s like a whole other thing. Wait as the combined flavour and aroma sink into your pizza and see if your opinion of garlic has changed. Garlic is also said to be a natural anti-inflammatory which comes as an added plus.
There are times in life when you crave spaghetti bolognese and pizza at the same time, and you’re torn between which one you should order. Instead, combine the two and go for a pizza with crumbled meatballs at Blaze. It’s simple!
If you can’t have ricotta, mozzarella, or parmesan, opt for the next best thing — vegan cheese. Blaze caters to your dietary requirements so simply let your pizzasmith know before you begin your pizza journey.
Check out Blaze Pizza on Instagram for more drool-worthy pizza inspiration before you visit.
Blaze Pizza – Vancouver
Address: 955 Granville Street, Vancouver
Blaze Pizza – Park Royal
Address: 701 Park Royal North, West Vancouver
Blaze Pizza — Surrey
Address: 2433 161A Street #50, Surrey, BC