5 out-of-the-box pizzas to heat up your weekend | Gourmand and Gourmet

5 out-of-the-box pizzas to heat up your weekend

Hello. It’s me. I was wondering if after all these years you’re bored of cheese. Are you over… pepperoni? They say that sauce is supposed to please you, but it ain’t done much pleasing. Are your usual pizza choices making you as teary as an Adele song? We’ve found a few of Brisbane’s best pizzas that won’t leave you feeling cheesy, but they will make you wish you had mushroom for more!
Mecca Bah | Fortitude Valley
Mecca Bah’s scrumptious Turkish pizzas aren’t ‘topped’ so much as ‘filled’ – doesn’t that just get you drooling already? And with fillings like lamb kofte, spicy tomato sauce and yoghurt, roast pumpkin with chilli, pomegranate and feta, and roast zucchini with Middle Eastern cheese, you’ll be ready to ditch the pepperoni and olives for good.
Gino’s | Hamilton
Gino’s signature spaghetti bolognaise pizza will have you saying ‘pasta la vista, baby’ to the memories of normal pizzas and pastas. With spaghetti topped with parmesan on a soft dough base, this dish couldn’t be more Italian even if you ate it atop the Leaning Tower of Pizza, uh, we mean, Pisa.
brisbanes-best-pizza-cowchCowch| South Brisbane
You know what’s missing from Brisbane’s best pizzas that you usually go for? Chocolate. Luckily, Cowch’s decadent dessert pizzas are here to ensure you can have pizza for dinner AND dessert. With no less than seven options to choose from, say ‘slice to meet you’ to their Strawberry Blonde pizza – a white chocolate base loaded with strawberries, banana and marshmallows, or the ‘Nutello’ – a Nutella base topped with banana and hazelnuts and finished with a drizzle of salted caramel.
It’s Mirchi | Paddington and Bulimba
If you thought your significant other was your one true love, wait until you try a naan bread pizza. It’s Mirchi has merged two of the best cuisines – Indian and Italian – into a beautiful butter chicken or rogan josh topped naan bread pizza. One slice of this bad boy will steal a pizza your heart.
Bungalow 4171 | Hawthorne
Bungalow 4171 has delivered the ultimate treat – being able to eat pizza for breakfast without feeling like a disappointment to your parents. Their warm pizza dough topped with smoked pancetta, fresh rocket, grape truss tomatoes, fried eggs and goats cheese will make you feel like you’ve won the lottery and you’re rolling in dough. With this list of Brisbane’s best pizzas that are a little out of the box, you don’t have to worry about the deep dish sending you into deep depression, the classic pepperoni missing a little pep, or the meat lovers lacking some love. Words by Kate Stevens