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Story Deli

by Krista

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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Helen July 18, 2008 - 4:00 pm

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

Nick July 18, 2008 - 9:09 pm

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

chrisc July 19, 2008 - 12:53 pm

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.

PIZZAPRO September 22, 2011 - 6:41 am

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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