Barebones pizza produce wood fired pizzas. Pizzas are cooked in a wood fired oven to a Neopolitan style and are very generous in size from their strikingly funky red van.
Deservedly they were recently shortlisted by Shortlist.com for best pizza in the UK and were awarde 5 stars for hygiene and food safety standards.
As street food Barebones are the real deal.
A chance reading of an article on the new wave street food scene paved the way for the idea to sell pizzas in the Midlands from their travelling pizza van. Bare Bones relates to the notion of natural and organic ingredients. No additives, and the freshest ingredients, which equals healthier pizzas.
Barebones Pizza are a family run company. Father and son team Mike and Tim Evans are the main cogs in a well oiled machine or in this case van.
Pizza’s are cooked to order in front of you, piping hot, fresh and incredibly tasty.
Pizza’s are 10” using the best toppings. For vegetarians try:
Margherita (Bare Bones) pizza with tomato and mozzarella cheese.
Vegetarian: (Boneless) with mushrooms, red Onion, sliced green Peppers, and mozzarella cheese.
You can also create your own pizza with mozzarella, try from red onion, green peppers, mushrooms, black olives and sliced tomato.
Plus the Vegan pizza: vegan friendly veganic cheese, red onions, smoked tofu, mushrooms, (example only)
Plus you can order garlic bread with or without cheese.
On a recent visit to Brum Yum Yum KingshEATh i ordered the Boneless pizza.
It was a real pizza, crispy, nice toppings, great fresh thin base, cheesy, and looked a proper Italian pizza.
What impressed me by the Boneless was that you could taste all the ingredients individually, they weren’t charred or burnt. The ratio of veg was spot on, a good size portion, ingredients in proportion and not too much cheese that it felt greasy and sickly. A quality authentic pizza. Like Italy in Birmingham.
Added to that is friendly service, and though very busy and with a long que, it never felt rushed or that the standards of Barebones had slipped. A quality experience.
You can find them at Street Food events, festivals and markets.
14th March-Brum Yum Yum 10-4pm
15th March- Digbeth Dining Club St Patrick’s Event 5-9.30pm
20th March- Scoff Street; Stratford Upon Avon 5-9.30pm
27th March: Digbeth Dining Club 5-10.30pm
11th April- Brum Yum Yum KingshEATh
24th April Scoff Street Food event- Stratford Upon Avon.
27th March: Digbeth Dining Club.
2nd/3rd/4th/5th/6th April: Easter Market, Brindley Place.
11th April: Brum Yum Yum Kings Heath.
24th April Scoff Event in Steatford Upon Avon.
Barebones have a great concept, a quality product and a fun looking and hard working van. They have an innovative menu, good vegetarian and vegan options and their pizza is good value for the price between £5 and £8. Dependent on choice.
Barebones have put time into their flavours and cookery, their pizzas are handmade, rightly irregular, and have authentic fillings and a great choice for vegetarians and vegans.
A 5 star success, and not only the great pizza from a van, but from anywhere in Birmingham.
Seek them out at the next street food event near you. They are well worth it. See above details on where to find them and also on their website.
For menus, details of events and background to the company.
Thanks for reading.
I paid for my own pizza and all opinions expressed are my own and honest at all times.
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