Story Deli

Posted by Krista on July 18, 2008

Story_deliStory Deli
91 Brick Lane (entrance on Dray Walk)
E1 6QL
Tel: 020 7247 3137

Date of Last Visit: Sunday, July 13

The Victim: Molly

The Damage: £13 each or thereabouts

The Background: Back when I was in college, my friend DeeDee and I (among others) spent a year at the University of Innsbruck in Austria, drinking beer and eating Schnitzel and pretzels.

DeeDee’s friend Molly has just moved to London, so Deed asked me if I could show her around town a bit. We did the usual loop around Spitalfields and then wandered through Brick Lane, stopping at Story Deli for some pizza.

£11 pizza. This seems like a lot.

Interestingly, at 2 p.m. on a Sunday, Story Deli has a bouncer. A big one. But we liked him because he kicked some beer-drinking thugs away from the outdoor tables and got us two seats.

The Food: The pizza at Story Deli is served on something that’s a bit more doughy that Sardinian Carta di Musica, but a lot less doughy that bread. It’s very crispy. This was odd at first, but I got used to it. My pizza was chorizo and rocket…that’s it there in the picture. When I was done with it, I felt like I had eaten a lot of snacks–like breadsticks and some chorizo slices and some buffala mozzerella, but I was still hungry.

The Verdict: I thought this was just okay. I’m not dying to go back. Plus, I felt like my purse would get stolen and at least one homeless person bothered us and someone else asked us to give money to charity. Not while I’m eating, please.

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4 Responses to “Story Deli”

  1. Helen
    Jul 18, 2008

    I see what you mean – not very substantial is it? I would be itching to spread the toppings out as well.


  2. Nick
    Jul 18, 2008

    It’s quite nice sitting inside, at the table by the window to benefit from the natural light and views of the lane :)


  3. chrisc
    Jul 19, 2008

    Thanks for reminding me how “fashionable” Brick Lane is actually (still) a dump – though to be fair that applies to most of Shoreditch/Hoxton too.


  4. PIZZAPRO
    Sep 22, 2011

    Doesn’t look like a pizza to me, looks like a bit of bread with some salad on.

    Traditional or not this garbage isn’t worth £14, you’re a chump if you fall for this.



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