August 26, 2008

The Homebake Pizza Co.

We hand make it, you home bake it! That’s the slogan behind Toronto’s first take and bake pizza shop, a concept which is established in the USA and other areas of Canada but is new to Toronto. At The Homebake Pizza Co. in Roncesvalles, pizzas are made fresh to order with high quality and organic ingredients wherever possible. There are no pizza ovens in the shop because you take it home raw to bake in your own oven, (or on the BBQ!). This means your pizza will be hot and fresh when you want it and your kitchen will smell wonderful too. It doesn’t take a long time to bake and you don’t need any special pans either. Baking time is 15 minutes on average, (but this will depend slightly on your oven) and the pizza comes on a piece of parchment paper on cardboard which is used to slide the pizza and parchment directly onto your oven rack.

The pizza comes in two sizes, regular and large, and you can choose one of 6 featured pizzas or makes up your own combination. Build your pizza by starting with the type of crust you want, (organic white, multigrain or spelt) followed by sauce, (tomato, pesto or roasted garlic) and toppings of your choice, (select from a wide variety including roasted asparagus, spicy salami and goat cheese).

When you walk into The Homebake Pizza Co. the first thing you’ll notice is that it’s not your average pizza shop. Owner and operator Cassidy Watkins spent a lot of time making sure her store was beautiful and it definitely paid off. That kind of attention to detail and care extends to all areas of The Homebake Pizza Co. Cassidy is continuously trying to improve her product and respond to customer feedback. She’s currently working on a gluten free crust to meet the needs of her clientele. Cassidy’s always willing to chat or answer questions about her pizza so stop in and say hi and pick yourself up a great pizza while you’re at it!

The Homebake Pizza Co.

476 Roncesvalles Ave.

Toronto, ON

(416) 588-4272

http://homebakepizza.ca

24 comments:

Bellini Valli said...

I have always thought this to be a great idea:D

Dana McCauley said...

I'm so glad this idea has finally come to Canada! Thanks for sharing intel about them.

Emiline said...

Gourmet take and bake pizza - love that idea. We have a place like that, but it's defintely not gourmet. It's actually quite bad.

Clumbsy Cookie said...

What a great idea! I would use this anythime over frozen pizzas!

LyB said...

That is such a great concept, something for everyone. I love when stores and restaurants are open to customer feedback, it makes the experience that much better. And the place does look fabulous.

Maria said...

We have some places like that by us but they don't look this good!

Ben said...

I've never been to a place like this, but I also agree that it is a great idea. Yummy!

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

What a great idea! I wish we had a place like that down here. We never get anything good! :(

veron said...

Why can't Richmond have one of those. It sounds like a great pizza place!

Kevin said...

This sounds like an interesting concept for a pizza place.

Mrs. L said...

They have them all around here yet I've never tried one. I don't think the insides of the places here local will look as good as The Homeback Pizza co though!

Peabody said...

That looks like a darn good pizza place.

Manggy said...

Hee, all I'm thinking of now is Kramer from Seinfeld :P

Dee said...

How lucky you are! We have Dominos, Pizza Hut and recently, something called Canadian Pizza. There's also posh Gourmet pizza that's quite nice, but who wants to dress up pretty to eat with their fingers? TGF Jamie Oliver. If only he delivered.

hot garlic said...

This looks much better than not so good 'ol Papa Murphy's! Why can't we have this one! I swear, did I some kind of bio about this shop on TV a while back? It looks great!

And bacon ice cream?! Not so sure, but I am positive I would love that decadent looking bacon tart!

Nick said...

I've always thought the take and bake pizza was a neat idea, but can you really beat a classic pizza oven for cooking a pizza? I'm from NY and I don't think you'll find a place like this anywhere near there. Now that I'm out in Cali there's at least one chain that sells uncooked pizzas. I'm torn...but I also haven't tried it yet.

Aimée said...

Hmm, we need something like this in Montreal! Good pizza is really lacking here..

ejm said...

How does it compare to your own homemade pizza, Brilynn?

I've always been nervous of putting a dressed pizza directly on the oven rack. Doesn't the uncooked dough want to fall through the cracks? Oh wait... of course it doesn't. There's parchment paper beneath it. Clever...

-Elizabeth

gocbep said...

I love homemade pizza. This place sounds interesting.
Thanks for stopping by my place. Nice to know your blog!

Gattina said...

I wish such company exist in Barcelona!

Mike of Mike's Table said...

That's a really neat concept and seems like it should be a hit. I've never seen a place like that before

Pam said...

I love the idea of gourmet take and bake pizza! I wish we had one near me.

Deborah said...

I'm not a big fan of the ones here in the US that I've been to, but this one sounds so much better!

prolix said...

Thank you...stay tuned for more!
I love it....great job...
Wow it super perfect taste!
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