Friday, September 22, 2006

September 22, 2006: Mr. Natural

A squally, rainy Friday evening put paid to our vague plans for a jaunt through the city and we scurried home to spend an evening lounging about the house instead. We had some vague plans for cooking dinner, but the lack of soy bacon at the local Safeway sapped Cindy's enthusiasm for home made burgers, so it was time for more takeaway. I've been hoping for an opportunity to sample one of the three vegetarian pizza places in Melbourne and we're outside the delivery limits of both Plush Pizza and Nostralis, leaving us with only Mr. Natual in North Fitzroy. They boast wholemeal bases, rennet-free cheese and fifteen different vego pizzas and offer two medium pizzas delivered for $20. Score. I chose the broccoli pizza (tomato, cheese, broccoli, mushroom, peppers, onion, olives, feta, parsley, garlic, herbs, sesame seeds) and Cindy wanting something plain, considered the marguerita, before opting for the mushroom. Unfortunately, I got distracted and ordered her the marguerita (tomato, cheese, onion, olives, herbs) instead. Whoops. My broccoli pizza was smothered in toppings, leaving the base a little soggy. I was happy enough with this trade off, enjoying the onion-y, cheesey mush. Cindy's was a little crisper and the more minimalist approach to toppings worked very well indeed. The flavours of both pizzas were a little muted (the olives in particular tasted a bit duller than I expected), but the wide range of vegetarian options and reasonable prices will keep us coming back.

Address: 469 Brunswick Street, North Fitzroy
Ph: 9481 7775
Price: Medium - $11-$12, Large - $13-$14.50


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