SquareMeal Review of
Yard Sale Pizza Finsbury Park
Established by three friends in an actual back yard, this small chain of lo-fi neighbourhood pizzerias is perhaps most famous for being the random and unannounced venue for the UK debut of Macauley Culkin’s covers band (at the original in Clapton). Luckily, the quality of the (punningly named) pizzas – handmade with double-fermented dough, then stone-baked – has sustained the public’s interest since then. The 12- or 18-inch bases come with a variety of both classic and eccentric toppings, from a simple margherita made with fior di latte, to a flavour punch that mixes smoked pig cheeks with roasted pineapple, pickled pink onions and Pollock-esque spatterings of red and green salsas. Location-specific specials are on offer too, with the Walthamstow branch serving a weekend brunch, for example, featuring the likes of garlicky pizzas with dip-worthy egg and optional Marmite. Can’t get a table? Yard Sale have (equally popular) takeaway counters too.