'The Den' out back that holds up to 8 people

Yard Sale Pizza in Finsbury Park

Written by: Sophie Taylor

Delivery, takeout and dine-in pizza shop, Yard Sale Pizza all began in founder Johnnie’s back yard oven and rose like a yeasty doughball thanks to pizza fiends like you and me.

GOOD TO KNOW: Macaulay Culkin and his comedy covers band The Pizza Underground opened Yard Sale Pizza’s Clapton restaurant back in 2014. If you’re reading this with a frown and a slightly open mouth then you missed it and you’re sad about it.

But you know what’s good for a broken heart? Carbs and fat. Settle that jealous twisted stomach and calm that artery clogged heart with some of your own Yard Sale Pizza, because they opened one in Finsbury Park in June and you obviously haven’t checked it out yet, you sad embittered fool. Now stop crying into your Tesco Value oven baked monstrosity and chuck that cardboard creation into the bin, for you are going to take your arse down to Blackstock Road for some of the finest pizza you’ll ever get your face around. 

The menu is to the point, because why beat about the woodburner when it comes to pizza. You’ll find five sourdough-based classics like The TSB (Tenderstem broccoli, parmesan, pine nuts and garlic), as well as daily specials (we spied a ‘Cheesus Walks’ special on their website topped with smoked cacetto, gorgonzola, mozzarella, ricotta & parmesan cheeses with walnut pesto), local beer and desserts such as salted toffee apple gelato. Look out for The Fullered Mushroom pizza with mushrooms braised in Hackney’s Five Points Brewery London Smoke porter. Chuck on some Pale Ale onion chutney and you’ll be drunk in a slice. 

12″ personal or an 18″ sharer? Whatever you’re into, you’ll come out fulfilled by the sounds of it and never again will you even glance at the frozen section in your local supermarket.

We’re going to pop to the Blackstock branch for a pizza the action (sorry), so look out for our greasy-mouthed review soon.

Open:  Mon – Thu: 5pm – 11pm, Fri – Sat: 12am – 11pm, Sun: 12am – 10pm

54 Blackstock Road, N4 2DW

Photos courtesy of Yard Sale Pizza Instagram

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