Food Review: Outlook is Sunny Down at Pizza Storm
Updated: May 29
The forecast today: it's a hurricane of soft warm carbs and a tempest of toppings as we venture into the eye of Nottingham's Pizza Storm.
The Nottingham pizza venue recently celebrated their 3rd birthday, and we were lucky enough to be invited to test out some of the incredible new items on their menu and grab a pizza the action! Amber food warning, you will definitely be craving a pizza after reading this! I decided to take my mum along (as my unofficial photographer) as it's a place for all ages, and I do owe her a meal since she's been buying mine for the last 20 years.
As a vegetarian, I was delighted to see something fresh and different for those of us who don’t want to eat meat, but are fed up with the same old vegetarian toppings (usually a rainbow of peppers!). The Vegan Hoisin Duck pizza sounded promising, surely it couldn't taste like the real thing? But it definitely did! A vegan meat free protein was doused in hoisin sauce on top of vegan cheese and sprinkled with courgetti on the softest fresh dough-base. I'd like to challenge any meat lover to try this delicious pizza and tell me it isn't incredible… and that it isn’t meat.
The only criticism I would have is that although the vegan duck pizza is delicious, there weren't many other vegetarian choices that I hadn't seen before. I know the majority of people are meat-lovers, but it would be amazing for restaurants like Pizza Storm to follow in the steps of places like Annie's Burger Shack, who offer all their deliciously juicy and meaty burgers as vegetarian and vegan alternatives. To be able to pick anything and everything off the menu is definitely a way to cater for everyone.
Speaking of meaty meals, my meat-eating mother opted for the Brisket n Blue, a marinated beef brisket, gorgonzola cheese and onions. She’s a girl who likes her meat – and decided to add some extra bacon to the signature pizza that’s also new to the menu. Baked to perfection in a stone pizza oven, our pizzas arrived hot, fresh and quickly!
Trust me you CAN’T go to Pizza Storm without trying some of their new sides. I was immediately drawn to the Squash n Mac, which was an intriguing way of introducing something healthy into my favourite creamy carb-y dish. I wasn't sure it was going to work, but after that first mouthful I couldn’t actually stop and rugby-tackled my mum when she tried to sample it for herself. It was one of the best mac and cheese I have ever tasted, the sweetness of the butternut squash blended perfectly with the cheesy pasta, and a quick flash under the grill had given it a delicious crunch. We also sampled the garlic dough balls - soft warm dough which when bitten into oozes a hot garlic butter centre. What's not to love about that?
Overall Pizza Storm is definitely one of the best pizza places in Nottingham. Not only are the ingredients fresh and the menu innovative, the prices are as low as storm clouds! For just £7.75 you can create your own pizza to your own taste and it's an affordable place for both students on a budget and people looking for reasonable priced food that tastes high end. You can even afford to treat your mum!