14 Feb Small Print Pizza Bar, Windsor
Sustainable pizza. Who would’ve thought? You may not know that greasy, sauce-slicked, cheesy pizza boxes aren’t usually recyclable. I certainly didn’t. Small Print Pizza is turning that around by using greaseproof paper at the bottom of their takeaway boxes to keep the cardboard clean. This eco-friendly pizza joint is the product of Phil Gijsbers (Hard Pressed Coffee and From On High), Adam Chapman and Neil Mills (From On High).
That little touch isn’t their only attempt at reducing waste. The restaurant is fitted out with recycled timber, and they’re also reducing their eco-footprint by eliminating bottled drinks. Drinks on tap include beers and ciders. Home-made soft drink, made using cordials and soda water, is great too, especially the Passiona (hint: pronounce it like pas-see-own-a).
Though the menu is obviously going to consist mostly of pizza, there are starters such as Jalapeno poppers filled with gooey mozzarella.
The 12″ thin and crispy sourdough pizza bases are topped by local, ethical and sustainably-sourced ingredients, and there are a number of vegetarian and vegan options. Combinations are thought up by Head Chef Sam Kleinschmidt, from Mile End Bagels. We try both the fresher Zucchini with added beef cheek, and the heartier Kangaroo, an ingredient not often seen gracing the tops of pizza.
The Banana and Honey pizza with caramel sauce is one of the dessert options. The base is a little thinner and crispier than the savouries, and it’s a much lighter alternative to the Nutella.
For the environmentally conscious, Small Print Pizza will serve up food that will make you feel better about what you’re consuming.
Disclaimer: I was invited as a guest to Small Print Pizza. Opinions expressed here are purely my own and are based on my experience at the time of the visit.
Small Print Pizza
388 High St
Windsor, VIC, 3181
(03) 9533 8402