Takeout Holiday Pizza Tour in the Honda Civic

As this holiday season was far different than any other due to the pandemic, I took advantage of being in the city while not able to travel. I did a Takeout Pizza Tour over the holidays locally with the Honda Civic 2020 Hatchback Sports Touring model.

Holding a couple of pizzas from Via Tevere Pizzeria

My first Takeout adventure featured Pizzeria Grano, a plant based pizzeria napoletana on Main Street near 16th that offers up a creative mix of tasty pizzas and other dishes. You can get almost everything on offer for takeout to pickup daily; or you could dine-in as well.

These are the pizzas that I tried on this latest visit.

Pesto pizza

Delicious pizza with roasted garlic purée base topped with basil arugula pesto, cashew mozzarella, artichoke, zucchini, toasted walnuts

Tropical Punch pizza

This one is not on their regular menu, you can just ask them to make it for you, it was one of their popular features this past summer. It has an olive oil base topped with oregano, mozzarella, caramelized onions, pineapple, jalapeño pineapple salsa, cilantro.

Follow them on Instagram @pizzeriagranoyvr

I had driven the Honda Civic 2019 model last year and found that it was great on gas; this time around as my driving was mostly within the city, I had a chance to really see how much gas I used and in reality I didn’t use that much.

My second takeout adventure featured Backcountry Brewing in Squamish, a 45 minute drive from downtown Vancouver. This is one pizzeria that I always love to visit, and this time around it give me a chance to see how the Honda Civic performed on the highway switching from econo to regular mode. Luckily I chose one of the driest days we had over the holidays and it was a picturesque drive up the Sea to Sky. Backcountry Brewing features delicious thin crust pizzas, along with other dishes, you can also pickup some of their beer while there. You can order their delicious pizzas for takeout to pickup daily.

These are the pizzas that I tried on this latest visit.

Broccolini & Ricotta Pizza

I loved this one so unique and addicting, with charred broccolini, ricotta, balsamic soaked red onions, chili flakes, honey and smoked salt.

Buffalo Chicken Pizza

This was a tasty one with a bit of a spice kick with a garlic cream base, beer marinated chicken, spicy buffalo sauce, cheddar, mozzarella, and garnished with house-made ranch & cilantro.⁠

Follow them on Instagram @backcountrybrewing

My third takeout holiday pizza tour adventure was to Firecrust Custom Salads + Pizzas in downtown Vancouver where they feature Build Your Own pizzas, salads and pastas in addition to their regular menu options. I love doing the Build Your Own as I can choose my own sauces, toppings and spices. You can order their delicious pizzas, pasta, salads and shakes for takeout to pickup daily.

These are the pizzas that I tried on this latest visit.

1st pizza — my own tasty (Build your own) creation with a pesto sauce base topped with ricotta, shredded mozzarella cheese, Parmesan, bacon, corn, garlic, caramelized onions.

2nd pizza — my own tasty (Build your own) creation with a tomato sauce base, topped with mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, Fior Di latte, shredded mozzarella.

Follow them on Instagram @firecrustdavie

Affordability along with fuel efficiency are just a couple of things that the Honda Civic Hatchback is known for as it is one of the bestselling, most widely recognized car lines in the world. For 2020 the model was updated with a slightly different bumper and grille along with some design styling changes both front and back.

They added some new standard features which included a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and a proximity-key system.

This sport touring model features SiriusXM which gave me a chance to listen to my favourite channel 36 Alt Nation.

My fourth takeout holiday pizza tour adventure was to Straight Outta Brooklyn Pizza in downtown Vancouver. You can order their delicious New York style pizzas for takeout to pickup daily.

These are the pizzas that I tried on this latest visit.

White Pie and this one has always been one of my favourites here, it is their Cheese pie with mozzarella, smoked provolone, ricotta, grana, garlic, oregano + basil

Classic Pepperoni, I thought it would be good to try their most popular pie this time around and this is it.

Vegan Pizza, for all those who can only eat vegan this one is for you, it has a tomato sauce base, topped with a shredded cashew mozz, garlic, artichokes, onions, olives.

Follow them on Instagram @straightbkpizza

My fifth takeout holiday pizza tour adventure was to Sprezzatura Restaurant on Kingsway near 11th Avenue in the heart of the Mount Pleasant neighborhood. You can order their delicious Neapolitan style pizzas for takeout to pickup daily.

These are the pizzas that I tried on this latest visit.

Capicolla Pizza

This was a tasty pizza with spice kick for all those spice lovers, with capicollo, fior di latte cheese, tomatoes, gorgonzola cheese & caramelized onions.

Sausage & Rapini Pizza

This one was delicious, a white sauce base, topped with fior di latte cheese, rapini and their house made sausage.

Potato & Taleggio Pizza

My favourite of the three pizzas, this delicious pizza had a white sauce base, topped with fiorDiLatte, taleggio, roasted garlic, potatoes and rosemary

Follow them on Instagram @sprezzatura_van

My sixth takeout holiday pizza tour adventure was to Via Tevere Pizzeria Napoletana on Victoria Drive in East Vancouver. You can order their delicious Neapolitan style pizzas for takeout to pickup Tuesday – Sunday after 4pm

These are the pizzas that I tried on this latest visit.

Filetto Pizza

One of my all time favourites here, topped with San Marzano tomato fillets, fior di latte, garlic, basil

Salsiccia e Rapini Pizza

Another favourite, red sauce base topped with fior di latte, Italian sausage and broccoli rabe.

Follow them on Instagram @viateverepizza

I really enjoyed the Honda Civic Hatchback and it was a great car to drive to try some great pizzerias.

By: Richard Wolak

Disclosure: Honda Canada provided me with the 2020 Honda Civic for two weeks to test drive, and photograph. All the restaurant meals were compliments of the participating restaurants. As always, all opinions and photos are my own.