Pizza Union is a fairly new eaterie located between Liverpool Street & Aldgate tube stations, serving affordable pizza for hungry workers in the area. Perfect for a quick, yet hearty lunch.
Inside you’ll find a clean, yet cool, environment with neutral decor, however, if it wasn’t for the mass amount of people, would have felt cold and sterile. Nevertheless, Pizza Union has plenty of wooden benches scattered throughout, leaving enough space to dine-in.
As soon as I saw Nduja as an ingredient, I ordered the calabria pizza as I love a spicy pizza. I was pleasantly surprised at how generous the toppings were. The pizza was thin and crispy, being cooked in a wood-fired oven, also gave the dough a slight smoky taste. The spicy Nduja sausage wasn’t too fiery as it was mixed with creamy balls of mozzarella with an addition of peppery taste from the rocket.
I actually prefered the Calabria pizza to the Ndjuja pizza served at Pizza Pilgrims, as the toppings were much more generous without being overwhelming.
I also decided to pick up an additional treat; chocolate cannolo, a type of Italian pastry. The cannolo was tiny in comparison to other Italian pastries I’ve seen but was a nice treat after the pizza being sweet, crispy and chocolate-y.
Pizza Union is impressive, serving quick pizzas with plenty of variety. The best part? The price. Pizzas range from £5 – £7 and the topping are surprisingly generous. If you’re in the area at lunch, it’s definitely worth the trip.
– Pizza Union, Liverpool Street