Naked Pizza Boston (and a Giveaway!)

Naked Pizza Boston (and a Giveaway!)

February 25, 2011

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I get pretty excited every time I hear there’s a new restaurant coming to my neighborhood or close-by area. So when I heard Naked Pizza was opening up two shops, both within a 2 miles of my apartment, I was jumping out of my skin with excitement. Good pizza that I can get to quickly? A place that will deliver pizza right to my door? That’s reasonably priced? That’s actually not totally bad for me? Yes, yes, and yes! (I’m the first to admit I sometimes get delivery for places located immediately across the street. In my defense, the street is wide w/ T tracks in between, it’s Boston and it’s cold, and sometimes I just can’t take my sweat pants and slippers off).

Boston’s first Naked Pizza opened in Brighton Center last week and Chels and I were invited to head over the other night to check it out and meet the staff. They have another shop opening in Coolidge Corner in just a few weeks, so I was pretty curious to see what the pizza was like (and why they were so confident to open up two shops within miles of each other!)

What is Naked Pizza? Well, I’m hesitant to say it’s healthy pizza because that just don’t sound appetizing. But really, it’s healthier than usual pizza. Pizza you can actually feel good about eating. The crust is made with tons of whole grains and the ingredients are simple and all-natural.

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Chels and I always say, you can tell a lot about a business by the way they do their marketing and design. And Naked Pizza is totally on top of things. Plus, they’re ridiculously into social media. Which I absolutely love and respect. I’ve been seeing people talk about Naked Pizza on Twitter all week, with them interacting with everyone. Smart business!

And how adorable is the menu? It’s simple and to the point, while still being fun. You can build whatever kind of pizza you want with the options you see (I love that feta is a cheese option!)

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Or get one of their combinations.

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So, we obviously have to start with the crust.

Naked Pizza’s crust is made with an Ancestral Blend of 10 grains plus prebiotic agave fiber and probiotics. Whoa! And for those of you saying, “ew, I don’t want all that in my crust,” trust me, you need to just try this. It wasn’t the kind of crust you take a bite of and say, “that’s healthy.” It tasted like any normal pizza crust to me, but even better because it had more substance to it.

In case you’re wondering, the grains in the dough are oats, brown rice, buckwheat, quinoa, amaranth, teff, spelt, tapioca, and two kinds of wheat.


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Their tomato sauce is made from simply tomatoes, water, and herbs. No high fructose corn syrup, sugar, or citric acid.

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We got a behind-the-scenes look at the pizza-making process and everything was run so efficiently and all the ingredients looked super fresh.

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They put the finished pizza on the moving pizza oven and in 7 minutes, 45 seconds the pizza comes out the other side, cooked perfectly. I want that oven in my kitchen.

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Of course, we got to try a huge sampling of Naked Pizza’s menu and I can honestly say, I absolutely LOVED it all.

First, we got to try the bread sticks. They have huge pieces of basil on them and yes, they were amazing. How often do you get breadsticks from pizza places that are totally greasy and soggy? These were fresh, wholesome, and the perfect side to a delicious pizza πŸ™‚

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Here’s the superbiotic pizza. I’m not usually a huge veggie pizza person (love veggies just not on my pizza), but this was fantastic. I think because it was fully loaded with all kinds of vegetables, including artichokes! I would love to try this one with feta cheese.

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Here’s the Farmvil (hehe). It’s loaded with ham, pepperoni, sausage, and hamburger. Obviously it was my favorite.

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Check out the thin crust pizza! It was SUPER thin and crispy. A little bit lower calorie than the regular crust and just as satisfying. We tried one with onions and mushrooms.

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And the Smokehouse, which has hickory-smoked BBQ sauce and onions and chicken. YUM!

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The shop had bright green walls with a giant television screen showing you all kinds of good stuff about the Naked Pizza company (they’re opening a shop in Dubai, but aren’t allowed to use the word “naked,” so they have to say N_k_d instead). The shop also had two ipads, which you can use while you’re waiting for your pizza to be ready. They’ll eventually get a Naked Pizza Twitter stream up there, too. A pizza shop that is happy to be in the 21st century? I’m all for supporting that.

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I really wish I had a Naked Pizza t-shirt, too.

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Everyone at Naked Pizza was so nice and welcoming (even as we were totally getting in their way in the kitchen). You can tell they’re really excited to be in Boston and can’t wait to serve all of us delicious and nutritious pizza.

I’m absolutely thrilled Naked Pizza has come to the neighborhood and I can get my pizza fix without having to feel guilty (without sacrificing taste). Oh, and did I mention they deliver? Yeah, I’m just a little bit excited about that. I mean, it is raining today here in Boston πŸ™‚

Naked Pizza Giveaway!

If you live in the Boston-area and want to try Naked Pizza at one of the new locations (Brighton Center or Coolidge Corner in a few weeks), head over to Naked Pizza’s website and tell us what kind of pizza you’re most excited to try. Comment on this post by Monday the 28th by 11:59 p.m. to be entered to win a $15 gift card to Naked Pizza! And tweet about this giveaway for another entry! (follow us on Twitter here and Naked pizza here).

Good luck πŸ™‚ And happy weekend! I say everyone should order pizza for dinner tonight!

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74 Responses to "Naked Pizza Boston (and a Giveaway!)"

  1. Katie says:

    Naked Pizza sounds awesome, and I’d love to try the Mediterranean, it sounds so good!

  2. Megan says:

    I’m getting hungry just looking at these pics! I definitely have to try them out! I would LOVE to try that smokehouse option!!!

  3. megabrooke says:

    mmm, i’d totally get the thin crust smokehouse. matt and i saw this place last week- right down the road from his old apartment! we’re dying to try it!

  4. Kristy says:

    Can’t wait to give this place a try. My husband just started a new job in Brighton today so we will def be getting some takeout! πŸ™‚ All the pizzas sound delish but I would love to try the greenhouse!

  5. megabrooke says:

    ps- i just tweeted about it because i want as many entries as possible SO I CAN WIN!

  6. kimz says:

    That superbiotic pizza has got it going ON. Put that in my mouth! Oooh, or the Ragin’ Cajun! Too many too choose from!

  7. betsy says:

    I would love to try the Pima, I’ve never had black beans on a pizza!

  8. kimz says:

    Oh you bet your bottom dollar that I tweeted about this. So excited for the CC opening!

  9. Daisy says:

    Bummed I had to miss the event in Brighton! this pizza sounds like it rocks and i love veggie pizza so I’d be all about trying the superbiotic!

  10. How fun! i’d love to try just standard cheese- that’s how I always gage a pizza place!

  11. Gina says:

    I’d love to try to the Superbiotic on gluten-free crust!

  12. Wow, I want to go here NOW!!! I cannot wait to try this place – I’ll have to see if they’ll deliver to my apartment! I would love to try the Mediterranean, Sonoran, or Greenhouse.

  13. Erica says:

    That place sounds AWESOME! I love when a pizza place gives you lots of options to customize your pie!! And those shirts are fantastic. I bet you’d get some double takes with that one πŸ˜‰

  14. Catherine says:

    The superbiotic sounds really tasty! This place sounds really neat, I’ll def have to try it out whether or not I get the gc!

  15. Karen says:

    My husband’s family is from MA and we live in CT so we visit often. Can’t wait to try out Naked Pizza. I am a veggie pizza type of gal, hubby is a meat pizza guy and kids are plain-jane pizza consumers. Sounds like this will satisfy all of our cravings!

  16. Natalie says:

    I would DEFINITELY want to try the farmvil — carnivores unite! nom nom

  17. Megan says:

    Sad I missed the event. Looks like a lot of fun! The superbiotic sounds sooo good!

  18. Sharlene says:

    Yum. This pizza looks fresh and nothing like the chain pizzas out there. I wish I could partake of this giveaway!

  19. The superbiotic or meditterean pizzas would definitely be on the top of my list.. and made with that awesome healthy crust!!!

  20. Allie says:

    I’d try the breadsticks then stick to good ole plain cheese!

  21. Allie says:

    Yum! Can’t wait to try the smokehouse!

  22. Joanna says:

    Yes! I was at college in New Orleans when the first Naked Pizza (which they call The Lab) opened up there. At first it was called “World’s Healthiest Pizza” and then changed its name to Naked. So incredibly good, glad to see its spreading!

  23. Christina says:

    The smokehouse pizza looks incredible!

  24. Julia says:

    This looks awesome. I had to miss the event due to flu, but would love to try the Superbiotic Pizza (with feta, natch).

  25. tbella says:

    I want that Farmvil! mmmmmmmm

  26. Amy says:

    um, jealous! looks amazing. we don’t have any nearby πŸ™

  27. Shannon says:

    Farmvil, yummm!

  28. LegallyBrunette says:

    Excited to try Naked Pizza! Great addition to Washington Street in Brighton.

  29. Kim K says:

    i want to eat it now! smokehouse sounds awesome!

  30. Melissa says:

    Sad I had to miss this event too, sounds like an awesome experience! I’d love to try the Pima pizza!

  31. Erin says:

    Love to try the smokehouse! πŸ™‚

  32. Melissa says:

    I’m going through a mushroom phase right now so I am all about the Greenhouse. I am always going through a black olive phase so bring it on! Can’t wait for them to open in CC! They are on point w/ the social media too – love that!

  33. Jen says:

    The sonoran sounds delicious!

  34. This is right up the street from me. I was so excited to see something was finally moving into that space, let alone a “healthy” pizza place. I’ve been planning on trying it very soon.

    The mediterranean pizza sounds good and also those breadsticks – yum! I’m about to tweet this too and follow Naked. I didn’t realize they are on Twitter, so good to know!

  35. that veggie pizza looks super yummy! so jealous… that crust sounds to. die. for., and i’m a crust snob!

  36. Katie says:

    i want the superbiotic pizza…and definitely some yummy breadsticks too! can’t wait to try this place!

  37. Rachel says:

    Ran by there the other day, then went home and looked them up:) SO EXCITED

  38. Rachel says:

    Oh and most excited to try the Mediterranean πŸ™‚

  39. mommycal says:

    The Sonoran sounds amazing and would LOVE to try them out!!!!

  40. Haley says:

    Oh how I wish I lived in Boston right now!!! This place looks amazing and I seriously want them to expand to Hawai’i! hehe.

    YUM.

  41. Allie00p21 says:

    My roommate and I have been watching the Naked Pizza location go from start to finish at the Brighton location. It was vacant for so long, we kept guessing what would end up there…healthy and tasty pizza is now closer than ever to us! We’re so excited to try it.

    The Superbiotic looks superamazing!

  42. semiURBAN says:

    There can never be too much pizza! Can’t wait to try it out! Thanks.

  43. After an indulgent long weekend, Adam wanted nothing to do with pizza and I didn’t want to go by myself. So sad I missed the event. I knew it was going to be fun!
    Would love to try Naked Pizza. I think the Mediterranean would be especially delicious.

  44. The Mediterranean sounds heavenly. And, obviously the breadsticks πŸ™‚

  45. Annie says:

    I saw the “coming soon” sign in the Naked Kitchen window a little while back, and I’m so excited to hear about how tasty it is! I’m looking forward to trying the Superbiotic. (Anything with artichokes gets my attention.)

  46. Victoria says:

    hey great idea for a giveaway! i cannot wait to try the mediterranean. and i’m super excited to have a location near me in coolidge corner, too!

  47. Simply Life says:

    Oh this place does look great – good to know! thanks!

  48. Kelly says:

    Sounds like a cute little chain. I popped over to their website and it looks like they have quite a few locations open (or about to open) around the US. I love the little icons on the message board. Adorable. But I do have to say – Only three cheeses? As a cheese lover I find that a bit disapointing. If we had one here I’d personally love a bit more variety in that area – what about chevre, ricotta, or blue? πŸ™

  49. Simply Life says:

    oh and I’d totally want to try the mediterranean pizza – yum!

  50. I’d go for the Pima! I adore southwestern flavors, so the black beans, jalapeΓ±o, cheddar cheese, and pico sound fantastic!

  51. I love this little giveaway! I think I heard about them in Boston Magazine, or somewhere like that!

    I would try the BBQ Chicken pizza (but without the onions, since I’m picky) πŸ™‚

  52. Jessica says:

    I’m super jealous you got go to the opening! The pima pizza sounds delish, I can’t wait to try it!

  53. Shannon says:

    this place looks awesome!! must try πŸ™‚ i’d probably start with the superbiotic…

  54. joan says:

    haha I get delivery from a pizza place 3 blocks from my house. I will pay $2 if I don’t have to get “dressed” to go out! πŸ™‚ It’s just plain nice sometimes.
    My daughter would love this pizza. Looks delicious.

  55. Kelly says:

    This sounds amazing!!! πŸ™‚ I would definitely make my own pizza here with basil, garlic and mushrooms…yum!

  56. Courtney L says:

    I would Love to try the superbiotic it looks so good in that picture!

  57. Bridget says:

    I was actually checking out their menu the other day! I am just dying to try out that crust!! I’d love to try the Medeteranean! And something with sausage πŸ™‚

  58. Katie says:

    Can’t wait to try the Mediterranean!!!

  59. Lsa says:

    I am not in Boston (I am in New Orleans, home of Naked Pizza!) but I just wanted to say that I agree that this is some seriously good pizza!!!

  60. Jen says:

    I would probably get the Ragin’ Cajun. It looks very good.

  61. Judith says:

    They all look amazing!
    I would pick the superbiotic, though!
    YUM!!!!

  62. Amy B. says:

    I can’t wait to try the probiotic pizza. I might head there next weekend. I didn’t realize how close the one in Brighton is to my apartment. I’m looking forward to it πŸ™‚

  63. The pizza looks delish and I love, love, love the cute menu!!

  64. Ang says:

    I loooooovvvee pizza and I would looooovvvee to try Naked Pizza!

  65. NTE says:

    Looks so yummy – the fact that there’s gluten free is a huge bonus!

  66. Kelly says:

    Mediteranian!

  67. Rachel says:

    I would LOVE to try their pizza and have been looking forward to their grand opening for a while now! I’m especially pumped bacause I eat gluten free so don’t get to enjoy pizza very often! (what a shame!) I’d like to try their gluten free pie (made with a rice crust) with ricotta, mozzarella, garlic, spinach and artichokes! YUM!

  68. Rachel says:

    Oh and I tweeted about it @ healthy_chicks : )

  69. Kristina says:

    I cannot say enough good things about Naked Pizza. I live near their Brighton location and got takeout the first weekend they opened a few weeks ago. My experience was superb – from the phone call to order (all employees are awesome and passionate about their healthier pizza) to the happy, full belly after dinner. If you haven’t tried this place, you need to! You’ve inspired me to order the thin crust next time – yum.

  70. Lauren says:

    Mmmmm spinach, artichoke, and chicken with mozarella sounds AMAZING. Definitely on a thin crust

  71. I can’t wait to try this pizza place! Looks delish! I’d love the superbiotic, but with no cilantro. I know. Cilantro is supposed to be yum, but it always tastes like soap to me.

  72. Lauren says:

    Mediterranean on thin crust and a spinach salad – YES PLEASE!

  73. It was fabulous meeting you girls! I will be going to Naked Pizza A LOT since it is so close

  74. Momo says:

    Tried out the online ordering which was fun but only allowed 1/2 and 1/2 for divided toppings…would love a 4 way pie or one mixed all over. Can’t wait to try these out!

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