Vancouver Pizza Challenge

Welcome to the 10th 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 will be featuring their pizza on their menu from April 4-28, 2024.

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.
  2. Scan the QR code and Vote for your favourites from April 4-28, 2024.

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.

Ramson’s Pizzeria & Bar

Rustic Lamb Pizza

Price: $23

Created by: Christian and Naveen.

Description: Our delectable Lamb and Arugula Pizza features a luscious white sauce base, succulent lamb, crispy onions, tallow-marinated arugula, and toasted pine nuts. The lamb is marinated to perfection with a blend of garlic, apricot, honey, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and a touch of tangy tamarind for that extra zing. 

Ingredients: White sauce, lamb, crispy onions, tallow marinated arugula and pine nuts. For lamb marinade: I used garlic, apricot, honey, lemon juice, salt and pepper and tamarind for sourness.  

Offered: all the time for dine in and take out. 

Ramson’s Pizzeria & Bar

758 W. 16th Avenue, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 336-1107


Instagram @ramsons_pizzeria_bar

Backcountry Brewing

Taters Gonna Tate

Price: $24

Creator: Backcountry Kitchen Team

Description: Carbs are energy. Energy is life. This pizza might just change yours. We’re not trying to re-invent the cheese wheel here, we just love to make a delicious pie. Much like our beer, this pizza is full-bodied and oozing with flavor! It has raclette cheese! Come on Ref!! Where’s the bell?! It’s the raclette-upset baby!! Buckle up for a trip to flavor town! Unless you’re one of those types who thinks potatoes don’t belong on pizza? Pfff. Taters Gonna Tate.

: Featuring our house-made, hand-tossed dough, a garlic cream base, mozzarella, raclette cheese by Alexis de Portneuf (the good stuff), fresh rosemary, thin yellow onions, sliced Yukon gold potatoes and finished expertly with parsley.

Daily from 12pm – 10pm with last call for food (dine in or take-out) at 9:15pm.

Takeout Takeout; yes, anytime within taproom hours mentioned above.. 

Delivery: not available.

Backcountry Brewing

405-1201 Commercial Way, Squamish

Tel:(604) 567-2739


Instagram @backcountrybrewing

Gastronomy Gastown

The Prince and the Pea

Price: $25

Created by: Chef Selim Dahmane

Drawing inspiration from my rich heritage, which spans between Morocco and France, this creation holds a special place in my heart.

April signifies more than just the month of my birthday; it represents a yearly renaissance for me. With longer, sunnier days and an abundance of vibrant, colorful vegetables, it’s a time of celebration and inspiration. Through this pizza, I aim to showcase a fusion of my cultural background and the seasonal delights April brings.

The pea cream base pays homage to my French grandmother, who instilled in me a love for seasonal vegetables through her regular visits to the farmers’ market. On the other hand, the chermoula sauce, a staple in Moroccan cuisine, adds a burst of vibrant flavors that beautifully contrast with the creaminess of the sauce and burrata. The addition of lardo at the end enhances the dish with its rich umami flavor. I usually like to build pizza like I build a dish , and the toasted hazelnut will bring that crunchiness that we always like to have, comte , one of my faourite French cheeses will come afterward rehencing the nutty flavor.


  • Neapolitan Pizza Dough (fermented over three days)
  • English pea sauce (made with pea, ricotta, creme fraiche, and Grana Padano)
  • Fior di latte
  • Grated Grana Padano cheese
  • Shredded burrata cheese
  • Chermoula sauce
  • Lardo
  • Crushed hazelnuts
  • Shaved Comte cheese

Offered: This pizza will be available from Wednesday to Monday (closed Tuesday’s), exclusively for dinner service and take out

Delivery: not available.

Gastronomy Gastown

62 E. Cordova Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-331-0557


Instagram @gastronomygastown

Industry Apizza

The Italian Stallion

Price: $33

Created by: Chef Herman Wong

Description: Atop of charred-to-perfection dough, sweet tomato sauce, and mootz lies a true flavour bomb of salty meats, sweet popper peppers, and mushrooms, each giving unique textures with the perfect bite. Hot honey drizzled over what is already a masterpiece? Come on!? Absolutely delicious ‘apizz! Inspired by the famous Italian Bomb at Modern Apizza in New Haven.

Ingredients: tomato sauce, mootz, pecorino romano, pepperoni, house-made fennel sausage, two rivers bacon, mushrooms, cherry peppers, hot honey, oregano

Offered: all the time for dine-in or take-out.

Available: Delivery via DoorDash, Uber Eats, and Skip the Dishes. Take out available (order through website

Industry Apizza

(located inside St. Augustine’s Pub)

2360 Commercial Drive, Vancouver



Instagram @industry_apizza

Wild Flour Pizza Co

Perfect Storm

Price: $23

Created by: the team

Description: Sourdough pizza with red sauce, mozzarella, ezzo pepperoni, pickled pineapples, jalapenos, crispy pork XO, dried oregano

Ingredients: red sauce, mozzarella, ezzo pepperoni, pickled pineapples, jalapenos, crispy pork XO, dried oregano

Offered: all the time

Available: for dine-in, take out, or delivery through our delivery partners (Uber Eats, DoorDash, SkiptheDishes)

Wild Flour Pizza Co

2900 Bainbridge Avenue, #104, Burnaby

Tel: 604 213 9898


Instagram @wildflourpizzaco

Doppio Zero Pizza

Carbonara Pizza

Price: $24

Created by: Ingala Daniele

Description: Carbonara pizza is inspired by our Pizza Chef Daniele’s favouvite pasta. He created this unique Pizza with the traditional ingriedents of the Carbonara pasta: Pecorino and Parmigiano cream base, Guanciale (pork cheek) and grated cured yolk egg. He marinated the yolk egg for two weeks in sicilian sea salt. This process gives to the egg a singular taste. 

Ingredients: Pecorino and Parmiggiano cream base, Guanciale (pork cheek), black pepper and grated cured egg yolk on top.

Offered: all the time for dine-in and take out.

Delivery: not available.

Doppio Zero Pizza

1655 Como Lake Ave #103, Coquitlam

Tel: (778) 355-5333


Instagram @doppiozeropizza00

Pizza Rubato Napoletana

Pistacchio Virtuoso

Price: $ 28 for 14″ pizza

Created by: Duman & Ilaria

Description:  Let’s start by saying we love pistachio. It’s one of the main protagonists of our regular menu and something that represents Rubato. We could say that pistachio is somewhat the king in this case. And for every king, there must be a queen. Here she is: the fresh, milky Burrata delighting with its creaminess and sweetness, with a texture that melts in the mouth. The Speck DOP from Südtirol-Alto Adige (in the Alps where the Italian and the Austrian cultures meet and mix) comes along adding a smoky, savoury flavor to this pizza. Some chili-infused honey and cayenne pepper are there to spice things up a bit. Adorned with pistachio crumbles, Pistacchio Virtuoso aims to offer a combination of flavours, where the smokiness, the sweetness and the spiciness are well balanced, so that you can have it all at once! 

Ingredients:  Pistachio Pesto, Fior di Latte, DOP Parmigiano, Speck DOP, Fresh Burrata, Crushed Pistachio, Rosemary, Chili Infused Honey, Cayenne Pepper

Offered: Daily, all the time

Available: for delivery and pick-up too. (For a better experience, though, we strongly suggest dining in). 

Pizza Rubato Napoletana

561 W. Broadway, Vancouver

Tel:(604) 909-0773


Instagram @pizzarubato

Famoso Pizzeria 

A spring interlude

Price: $22 12 inch, $26 15 inch

Created by: Andrea MacLeod

Description: Winter is over. Newness emerges.

A balance of warm flavors like chorizo sausage, smoked mozza, roasted red bell peppers and touch of roasted fennel seeds go into the Forno, then finished with crisp pea-shoots, jade pearls and seasoned ricotta. Light, fresh, clean and crisp.

Ingredients: chorizo sausage, smoked mozza, seasoned ricotta, roasted red bell peppers, Fennel seeds, fresh pea greens, garden pearls.

Offered: 7 days a week. All the time for dine-in and takeout.

Delivery: not available on delivery platforms.

Famoso Italian Pizzeria 

1380 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 251-2292


Instagram @famosocommercialdrive

Our Media judges for this challenge are:

Emma Clark

Blogger and Instagrammer


David Grange

Blogger for BCFoodieBlogger

Instagram: @BCfoodieblogger

Jacqueline Chui

Food and Travel Blogger

Instagram @jacquelinechui