supreme pizza in the mission...why go when there's delivery?
Delivery, it's the backbone of a busy and on the go society and a Godsend for the truly lazy (howdy!). Fortunately, here in San Francisco, there are a myriad of choices for food delivery from well established players to new techie start-ups trying to make an in-road into a pretty crowded market. It's great to have options! I like it since sometimes when perusing the choices on the sites, I come across a place I've not eaten at before. Delivery then gives me the option to try them without having to peel myself of the couch, tidy myself up, then schlep across town on a MUNI bus I'd rather not be on.
This time I'm sticking with the relatively established service of Grubhub. Recently, they seem to be adding new restaurants on a regular basis, so I like to see what they've got to offer. This particular evening, it's me and the SO and--SHOCK!--we are hankering for some pizza thing or really, a bunch of cheese with some bread on it. For this dream to come true, I'm zeroing in on pizza places and stumble onto Supreme Pizza in the Mission.
I try to rack my brain, wondering if I've ever seen this place or walked by it and nothing comes to mind. I figure it is one of those neighborhood spots you just run into for a slice because you live in the building above it. The online menu actually has a few things that sound good. Like any good food purveyor, I order up 3 different things, you know, just so I can get a cross section.
Let's just get the pizza out of the way! It's an extra large (duh!) with pepperoni, mushroom, sausage and green pepper for $26, not including delivery. It was pretty freakin' big with 12 slices and they definitely didn't skimp on the toppings. It had plenty of cheese and the tomato sauce wasn't sweet like you can get some places. That's a good thing. The was pretty much what you get at your neighborhood pizza place. Not thin, not thick, not too doughy or crispy, just sort of somewhere in-between. In other words, your standard everyday pizza. Not a wow, just a good enough, decent pizza that will pretty much satisfy your craving.
This was sort of a why not purchase. I saw 12 meatballs for $9.60 and was all, sure! They are pretty big meatballs made with ground beef and some kind of breading covered in a marinara sauce. They kind of tasted like meatloaf and the sauce was suspiciously like what was on the pizza, just with more garlic. They were tasty and filling enough. I could actually break these out and make like 3 meals out of them. A sandwich, a salad, a pasta. Not sure I'd order them all the time, but they were worth trying. Plus, it comes with a giant slab of garlic bread with plenty of garlic AND butter, so kudos for that!
Honestly, this is the first thing that caught my eye on their menu, the calzone. You can choose your fillings so I picked on with chicken and broccoli. Seemed like the most healthy choice. (HA!) It is also stuffed with mozzarella and ricotta cheese, lots of it. And all for only $7! Yaaassss! This was my favorite of what I had. It was big, stuffed full of cheese, big chunks of chicken, slightly crunchy broccoli and highly affordable. I easily made two meals out of this thing. The shell was nicely crisped on the outside and cooked through and not doughy on the inside. I really liked this a lot and would choose this over the pizza any day.
While the pizza and meatballs were fine, it was the calzone that really stood out. I think maybe they need to call this place Supreme Calzone instead, it would be my reason for checking this spot out. I think next time I'm craving on some pizza, I'm gonna talk the SO into considering a calzone instead. It hits the same high spots of why we get pizza--crispy, yummy bread and lots of cheese. We could get two, add in some mix and match fillings and it would all be for less than a pizza. Makes it definitely a delivery winner I'm gonna keep on my food to go list.