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While living in the shadow of the New York slice, Boston doesn’t have a pizza complex by any means — locals and tourists alike flock to Regina Pizzeria, Galleria Umberto, Santarpio’s, and The Pleasant Café, to name a few. But there is something amazing that New York has that we’ve been envious of: Double Zero, the plant-based pizza of your dreams. Well, soon, NYC won’t have room to boast.
“Plant-based” and “pizza” are rarely words we hear uttered in the same sentence. That is, until Matthew Kenney joined the conversation. With his classical training, experience in New York’s fine dining, and his passion for a plant-based lifestyle, the two-time James Beard Award-nominated chef brought the pizza purists and plant-based gurus together, first under the roof of New York’s East Village in 2016.
Now Boston gets to have a taste.
When we think of pizza, many Bostonians still think of the North End’s old classic: bubbling cheese and salty meats piled on crispy crust. Not Matthew Kenney. While the impeccable crust remains, Double Zero has replaced the cheese and meat with healthier, plant-based alternatives like cashew mozzarella, shiitake bacon, and sunflower pesto.
But while the animal by-products are left off the menu, they aren’t missed. Double Zero effortlessly walks a balance between health food and indulgence. By crafting pizzas and small plates made from fresh ingredients, paired with a curated wine list that is both organic and sustainable, Double Zero has doubled down on their mission of making thoughtful food that is not only good for you, but also the environment. In return, restaurant-goers have given it the emphatic double-thumbs up.
While some of the details of Boston’s plant-passionate pizzeria are still in the works, we don’t have much longer to wait — Kenney and his team have slated the opening of Double Zero for spring 2019. In the meantime, join us in drooling over their Instagram, which turns the humble veggie into a work of art. But viewers be advised: don’t view on an empty stomach.
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