Vancouver Pizza Challenge

Welcome to the 8th Vancouver Foodster Pizza Challenge. Restaurants from all over the city were invited to enter their pizza into this challenge, some of the restaurants have created a special pizza just for this challenge and others have entered their top choice off their existing menu. Each restaurant and food truck will be featuring their pizza on their menu from April 1-24, 2022.

How Does this all Work? For the public challenge, you are invited to go out and order any or all of the Pizza creations in this challenge, then you decide who you think has the best creation for the People’s Choice award winners. 

Share your experiences: Share your photos on Instagram and TikTok throughout the challenge, our instagram and TikTok address is @vanfoodster and the hashtag is #PizzaChallengeYVR please include this hashtag in all your social media sharing during the challenge.

Voting criteria –  some things to help you judge your favourite pizza creations – keep these things in mind: originality, creativity, uniqueness, traditional, non-traditional, price, value and most importantly taste.

How to VOTE :

  1. Look for our Pizza challenge posters at each of the participating restaurants and food trucks.
  2. Scan the QR code and Vote for your favourites from April 1-24, 2022.

Get some friends together and visit 2 places or more to taste the different Pizza creations or go solo or with a friend– just remember to VOTE for your favourites

Here are the Pizza creations in this challenge, listed in no particular order other than when they were received by us.

Via Tevere Pizzeria

Sweet Salvatore

Price: $23

Created by: Mauro Romano

Description: It’s a sweet and spicy creation! Nduja romesco base (nduja, roasted red pepper, garlic, walnuts)

Ingredients: Fresh mozzarella, Ricotta, Pancetta, Roasted walnuts, Chillies, Honey, Parsley

Via Tevere Pizzeria

1190 Victoria Drive, Vancouver

Tel:(604) 336-1803

Web:https://viateverepizzeria.com/

Instagram @viateverepizza

Darby’s Pub

Butter Chicken Pizza

Price: $19.95

Created by: Chef Anuj Sharma

Description: Darby’s Butter Chicken Pizza starts with a hand-tossed crust made inhouse and topped with housemade Butter Chicken sauce, marinated chicken, mozzarella, and garnished with dried parsley.

Ingredients: Butter Chicken Sauce, Chicken, Mozzarella, Parsley

Offered: Dine-in, Takeout or Delivery

Darby’s Pub

2001 Macdonald St, Vancouver

Tel: 604-731-0617

Web: www.darbyspub.ca

Instagram @Darbys_Kits

Angry Otter Brewery

Marinara Meatball

Price: $22

Created by: Derek Neilson

Description: House-made Meatballs on top of plenty of Pepperoni with a collection of colourful Sweet Bell Peppers, topped with fresh Frizzled Onions and a beautiful BBQ drizzle.

Ingredients: Yellow Pepper, Green Pepper, Red Pepper, Orange Pepper, Pepperoni, Crispy Onion Straws, Bourbon BBQ Sauce, Mozzarella

Offered: Daily

Available for take out and delivery through Uber Eats

Angry Otter Brewery

1015 Marine Drive, North Vancouver

Tel:(604) 984-1842

Web:http://www.angryotterbrewery.com/

Instagram @angryotterbrewery

Backcountry Brewing

Le Maigret

Price: $24

Created by: The Backcountry Kitchen Team

Description: A light beurre blanc base atop our homemade, hand tossed dough, baby red creamer potato medallions, house-made, slow-roasted duck confit, a blend of Manchego & mozzarella cheese, and roasted garlic cloves. This rich and savoury pizza is then finished with baby kale, drizzled with a 15-year aged blackberry balsamic reduction and sprinkled with shaved winter truffle. (The name is a play on the duck ingredient (magret) as well as an ode to Jules Maigret, fictional French police detective.)

Offered: noon-10 PM daily for dine-in or takeout.

Delivery: not available.

Backcountry Brewing

405-1201 Commercial Way, Squamish

Tel:(604) 567-2739

Web: https://www.backcountrybrewing.com/

Twitter @Backcountry604

Instagram @backcountrybrewing

Little Devils Wood Fire Food Truck

Duck & Double Basil

Price: $18.88

Created by: Quentin Kayne and the Little Devils Team

Description: On spring break we went to the Vancouver Museum and that got us thinking about food and what story we wanted to tell.  First, a delicious one.

Second, take advantage of the world of flavour and techniques literally on our doorstep!

We start off with a garlic cream base, then top with  duck confit cured and sous vide cooked. It’s a simple recipe with big flavours. The duck confit needed a big, long, sweet dance partner… and Hoisin was it. Coming back to the creamy mouthfeel of Fior di Latte and then Basil two ways, crisped and fragrant in the oven and then added fresh to finish. And hey, what’s a pizza without EVOO and grand padano?

Ingredients: Garlic & Olive Oil Base, Duck Confit, Hoisin sauce, Double Basil (added before and after the cook), Rosemary, Fior di Latte, Parmesan, Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Offered: Available for pickup anywhere the truck is (check the website). Delivery available through Uber Eats, Doordash and Fantuan when we are in the River District!

Little Devils Wood Fire Food Truck

Mobile locations (tba) schedule can be found on their social media platforms and the street food app.

Web: https://littledevilspizza.com/

Instagram @littledevilspizza

Our Media judges for this challenge are:

Hanson Do

Blogger for his own Nosh and Nibble blog

Twitter: @hansondee

Instagram @noshandnibble

Karina Pangilinan

Instagrammer and Influencer

Instagram  @vantasticfeasts

Rick Green

Freelance writer for BC Brews and other publications

Twitter: @BCbrews

Instagram @b.c.beerblog .

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