Cheap Eats: A Review of Pizza Union

by - Friday, January 26, 2018

Hello Friends!

Finally, my first post of 2018! It's also the first post of my Cheap London series. I've been meaning to start this for the longest time. But unfortunately, life got in the way and I got sidetracked. Better late than never though, right?

If you know me, you know I love anything cheap; cheap food, cheap alcohol, cheap clothes etc. I think cheap is probably my favourite word (after free, of course). I'm on a mission to discover the best cheap/and or free things things that London has to offer. I thought I'd start off with one of my favourite pizzerias, Pizza Union. This restaurant has become my go-to when I'm looking to grab a quick bite with friends. They combine speedy service with dirt cheap prices and delicious food - what's there not to love!

Since opening their first restaurant in Liverpool Street back in 2013, Pizza Union have been serving up their signature ‘super-fast’12 inch pizzas across several London locations. When they say 'super fast', they definitely aren't lying. I don't think I've ever waited more than 10 minutes for my pizza to be ready. But don't let the quick service fool you, this isn't fast food. Well, at least it's not fast food quality (think the opposite of Domino's). They make authentic wood fired pizza right in front of you in their open kitchen. Though their menu is pretty simple, there's definitely something for everyone. Vegetarians can indulge in pizzas like the Fiorentina, which is topped with parmesan, egg, black olives and spinach. For meat lovers, the Carne might be the one for you. This one is topped with chicken, beef, pepperoni, onions and rosemary.

The best part? Every pizza is priced at a very affordable £6.50 or less, something practically unheard of within London. Union are generous with their toppings too, which is always a bonus. Even their alcohol is cheap, with beer and wine starting from just £3.

Pizza Union has a super laid back & friendly vibe, which is probably what I like most about their restaurants. You can grab a seat on one of their many benches and (if you're feeling friendly) spark up a conversation with one of your neighbours. I've always believed that pizza should never be pretentious (you eat it with your hands, for goodness' sake!), and that's why I find myself visiting their restaurants time and time again. If it wasn't already obvious, I'd definitely recommend checking them out. I promise you won't regret it :)

Until next time!

Natalie x

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