Don’t pretend as if you’ve never wondered what your neighbourhood would look like if it were a pizza.
(No? Just us?)
Well, either way, we’ve taken it upon ourselves here at Daily Hive to create five pizzas at Blaze Pizza to represent five iconic Vancouver neighbourhoods.
Blaze Pizza gives you the chance to fulfill your wildest pizza dreams. With 44 different toppings (including vegan options!) for you to choose from, you can really let your imagination fly. And that’s just what we did. How does your ‘hood stack up?
Kitsilano: The Extreme Green
Ah, Kitsilano (AKA Kits). The beachside neighbourhood practically screams #FitFam, and you can often catch people doing yoga on the grass by the beach. Kits is also home to the first-ever lululemon store on the retail street, West 4th, so don’t be surprised if everyone you see is dressed in activewear holding a green juice.
In honour of this, we’ve created The Extreme Green pizza, featuring garlic pesto sauce, mozzarella cheese, grilled chicken, fresh basil, green bell peppers, spinach, oregano, jalapeños, arugula, and an olive oil drizzle.
West End: The Rainbow
The West End is the proud home of Vancouver’s LGBTQ community — it’s known for being the location of the (huge) annual Pride Festival. Davie Street is the place in the city you’ll want to head for food, drinks, and dancing, with a variety of bars and clubs that are open late into the night.
Say hello to The Rainbow pizza, with white cream sauce, Italian sausage, your choice of cheese, red peppers, banana peppers, pineapple, spinach, red onion, and kalamata olives. A rainbow of colours!
Commercial Drive: The Italian
There’s a reason why the culturally rich and diverse Commercial Drive is officially referred to as Little Italy. Historically this area was an enclave of ethnic Italians and Italian businesses. It’s also home to the annual Italian Day on the Drive festival, bringing thousands of locals to experience the festivities.
The Italian is the pizza to end all other pizzas, featuring classic red sauce, mozzarella, Italian meatballs, cherry tomatoes, fresh basil, olives, red onions, red peppers, roasted garlic, and arugula.
Yaletown: The Bougie Boss
If we’re painting a picture of Yaletown, it’s this: fit, young, beautiful people walking their dogs along the cobblestone sidewalks of the upscale neighbourhood. Also, imagine all the self-care businesses you’ll ever need, from SoulCycle and Yyoga studios to nail salons, to spas. (So basically, this is where all the bougie people hang out.)
The Bougie Boss pizza is the perfect representation of Yaletown, with white cream sauce, Gorgonzola cheese, applewood bacon, smoked ham, roasted garlic, artichokes, kalamata olives, green peppers, mushrooms, oregano, arugula, and a balsamic glaze. Oh, you fancy.
Main Street: The Spicy Hipster
Main Street is one of the trendiest and most desirable neighbourhoods for young people to live in and hang out, with indie vintage stores, artisanal restaurants, cafés, and street art everywhere you turn. Main Street is home to the annual Vancouver Mural Festival, lending its space to Vancouverites who want to express their artistic side.
The Spicy Hipster pizza has a spicy red sauce, vegan cheese, spicy vegan chorizo, banana peppers, jalapeños, oregano, red peppers, green peppers, chopped garlic, red onions, and mushrooms. Just like Main Street — hipsters, but make it spicy.
The Calfornia-born pizza spot opened its first location on Granville Street last year, alongside locations at Park Royal and Surrey. Fun fact: Blaze Pizza is backed by NBA superstar LeBron James!
Blaze Pizza prides themselves on making their pizzas at lightning-fast speed, with every order being made from fresh dough (made from scratch).
Their pizzasmiths are on hand to help you craft your own inventive pizza — unless you’d like to take a crack at one of our five iconic neighbourhood pizzas by visiting any of their in-store locations and customizing your pie.
To learn more before you grab your next slice, visit BlazePizza.com.
Address: 955 Granville Street