Respond to Review of Patxi's Chicago Pizza - Hayes Valley
by Jessi F.
Review: Some people misunderstand Chicago-style pizza. It's not thick crust in a dough-y way, like you see at a lot of chain restaurants. It's really more like a pie - a crust that creeps up the sides of the pan so you can fill it with stuff - cheese first, then the sauce and toppings above the cheese. As a former Mid-westerner, before I was vegan, I used to love visiting family-owned pizza places in Chicago for real Chicago-style pizza. Now vegan and in California, I looked into whether there were any places that did vegan Chicago-style pizza before going back to visit Chicago. I didn't find any in Chicago, but I was thrilled to stumble upon this place in California instead. They do half-baked pizzas that you can take home and finish baking. When I do a day trip to the Bay Area, I pick up a Patxi's Pizza to take home (which is Central California). At first it seems slightly crazy to spend this much on pizza, but it really is a lot of food (the pizza box will be heavy), so it feels like a good value. The vegan one on the menu is pretty nice, but really, we now prefer to pick out our own toppings - artichoke, roasted garlic, and mushrooms is our current favorite. And the Daiya cheese is great on it!