VOODOO RAYS


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(Shoreditch)

I think we can all agree on what the two main food groups are. I can practically hear you screaming at me “YEAH WE KNOW JEN, YOU DON’T EVEN HAVE TO SAY IT”, it’s just so obvious that it barely needs stating. The two main food groups are Pizza.

There’s the deep pan, greasy, doughy, delivery style that we get from the likes of Papa Johns and Pizza Hut. And then there’s the thin base, sourdough, practically healthy tasting (but not in a bad way) style that we get from fancy places like Franco Manca and your local lil Italian restaurant.

But I’m here today, to tell you about the third food group I’ve discovered. It’s Pizza, obviously. The Pizza at Voodoo Ray’s is so good that it’s busted out into a food group all of it’s own.

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I’d like to boldly declare that Voodoo Ray’s is the best pizza you can get in London. No wait, the whole of the UK. And considering they only have one Vegan option on the permanent menu that is quite the statement from me!

Their pizza is thin, it’s crispy, it’s salty, it’s the perfect level of oily and the toppings are UTTER PERFECTION.

The Queen Vegan on the permanent menu has artichoke hearts, green olives, sun-blush tomatoes, red onion, tomato sauce and green sauce (think Vegan Pesto).

It is an absolute bargain at £4 per slice and their frozen margarita’s are incredible so you’ll want five of those too.

 

(Dalston branch above and below)

Voodoo Ray’s was started in 2012 after a visit to NYC they decided they wanted to bring the pizza by the slice culture to the UK as it hadn’t been done before. Their name Voodoo Ray’s is a nod to the famous New York pizza joint Ray’s as well as Voodoo Ray which is a favourite record of theirs.

The flagship branch on Dalston High Street is gorgeous and in 2015 they opened up at Box Park in Shoreditch and in 2016 in Camden Market.

Voodoo Ray’s even offer a rewards scheme called Slice Club so you can get a free slice after every 7 bought. Make sure you sign up and get your money’s worth!

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DALSTON

95 KINGSLAND HIGH ST, LONDON E8 2PB

SHOREDITCH

UNIT 1-3 BOX PARK, 2 BETHNAL GREEN ROAD E1 6GY

CAMDEN

40-42 CHALK FARM ROAD, UNIT 92/1 NORTH YARD CAMDEN MARKET NW1 8AH

and if you’re lucky enough to live in the Deliveroo catchment area you can get a slice or a whole pie delivered too

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WHAT I ATE #11: CHRISTMAS 2016

Merry Christmas, Folks! Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, spent lots of time with your loved ones, ate lots of tasty food and got a few glorious presents!

I came down with a chest infection the Sunday before Christmas and I’m still sick now, so it’s not been the best but I think I’ve made the most of it!  View Post

MAXIMISING YOUR PIZZA POTENTIAL (OR HOW I LEARNT TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE CHEESELESS PIZZA)

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The concept of a cheeseless pizza used to really upset me. My Husband has never liked cheese so whenever we had pizza order it without cheese and I always used to think he was missing out, that his meal was sub-par and I thought that he was taking one for the team so that I could enjoy an oozing slice (ew). I thought that in order for pizza to BE pizza it had to have cheese.

Then I went Vegan.

One of the first things that I tried after “The Big Event” was a cheeseless pizza. It was a homemade base with some of my favourite toppings – spicy, tangy pickled jalapenos, sweet n juicy pineapple chunks and generous chunks of fresh tomatoes sprinkled on top. I remember exclaiming “THIS TASTES JUST LIKE PIZZA!!”

It turned out I was wrong all along. That pizza was in fact the friends we made along the way and that cheese doesn’t matter!

From my very first bite of cheeseless pizza I was sold. I was a Belieber believer. Do I miss cheese? No I fucking don’t mate.

Although. I have become a fan of Vegan cheese along the way. It took me a while to get into it but I am so glad I persevered through a long stretch of being on the verge of giving up. I tried some brands and styles that I hadn’t done before and slowly and surely I found which Vegan cheeses I liked. Which ones went with what. Which ones melted the best (Violife Pizza Cheese). And so on. View Post