For one glorious week this spring, Vancouverites will be encouraged to order up as much pizza as possible as part of a new food "event" aimed at supporting local restaurants.
Courtesy the same people behind the popular annual La Poutine Week and Le Burger Week is - you guessed it - La Pizza Week. From May 1 and 7, 2021, hundreds of restaurants across Canada will fire up their ovens and get the dough rolling for this saucy celebration - and Vancouver restaurants will be taking part.
The premise of La Pizza Week, much like that of its predecessors, is simple: Local restaurants sign up to be included and pizza fans are encouraged to try as many of the slices and pies as they can. The fest offers local businesses the chance to get a boost in clientele through the unified front of La Pizza Week. Also: Pizza is awesome.
As we remain in a pandemic, the participating restaurants will have their pizza available for delivery and take-out.
“Coming after our biggest festival ever with La Poutine Week, we’re excited about the timing," said La Pizza Week co-founder Na’eem Adam. "The feedback we got from restaurants and fans was overwhelmingly positive and we wanted to contribute to our mission even more; help local restaurant communities."
Ready for your "pizza the action"? The list of participating Vancouver restaurants is live on the La Pizza Week site, and features over three dozen pies from spots across the Metro region.
Order up a medium Giuseppe's Choice from Vancouver's Ignite Pizzeria, featuring tomato sauce, soppressata, caramelized onions, pancetta, and kalamata olives. Break all the rules at the game-lover's favourite, Pizzeria Ludica in New West and Vancouver, with a Pineapple Pulled Pork pizza. And while North Vancouver's Lionsgate Pizza wants to make a Meat Lover out of you, Vancouver's Zataar w Zweit will help you eat your veggies with a meat-free Mediterranean Flatbread Pizza. You can get keto pizza, or even sushi pizza. Yes, sushi pizza! Stuffed crust, butter chicken, bulgogi beef...there's just about something for everyone.
There are pizzas to be enjoyed in Surrey, Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, Richmond, and Burnaby, too.