I love discovering new places to eat and the one thing I think Leeds has been missing, is a good pizza place. So when MOD pizza invited me to visit their new Leeds restaurant to try their pizza, I couldn’t resist.
A few friends have been raving about MOD since it opened at the Cardigan Fields park a few months back and they all describe it in the same way. “It’s like a pizza version of Subway, but better”. After visiting myself, I have to agree. But the comparison to Subway comes from how customisable and quick it is, which is what MOD is all about. You can build your own pizza, your way and have all the toppings you want. And the best part about that is that it’s all one price. Yep, as many toppings as you like and you just pay one price. I should add that if you don’t want pizza, you can build yourself an epic salad.
When it comes to pizza size, you have 3 options:
- Mini – 6″ pizza or side salad £4.47
- Mod – 11″ pizza or regular salad £7.47
- Mega – double 11″ crust pizza or family size salad £10.47
Most people go straight for the Mod and that’s the base I went for. Once the pizza size is settled, it’s on to the foundation of any great pizza; sauce and cheese. This is where it gets interesting. Obviously you have your standard tomato sauce, but MOD have a few more options for you; white sauce, pesto, bbq, garlic rub and olive oil. And if it’s too difficult to choose, they do have some classic pizzas you can order. You also have a variety of cheese, including feta.
The next step is to add your toppings. To be honest, all I wanted on this visit was a Ham & Pineapple pizza. I went a little rogue and added some asiago cheese as well as the standard mozzarella. I know, boring and I kind of regret not going full MOD and there is always next time.
Harry on the other hand, went crazy. He ordered a MEGA pizza and didn’t skimp on the toppings.
Both pizzas tasted amazing and fresh, if you know what I mean and we both agreed that we are definitely going to be visiting MOD again very soon. We were also treated to some delicious cinnamon strips. If you don’t have a sweet tooth, you can go savoury and have garlic strips instead.
MOD also has a fantastic drink selection. Draft beer, wine, floats, fountain drinks (coca cola, lemonades and iced tea) and most importantly…..MODshakes. The MODshakes are out of this world and again you can customise. You have your standard; chocolate, strawberry or vanilla and you can then add to that if you want. I ordered a chocolate shake with Oreo cookies. Harry ordered a vanilla and salted caramel shake.
If shakes aren’t your thing, you can’t go wrong with the delicious lemonade.
So, I’m pretty sure you probably want to try MOD pizza now. If you don’t, what’s wrong with you?! If you are thinking of giving MOD a try, why not pay them a visit this week. Between 22nd – 27th November for their Spreading Modness week, the company will be donating £1.00 of every pizza purchased across all of it’s restaurants, UK and US, to charity. The ‘MOD Squad’ in Leeds are teaming up with Cash For Kids and will be doing some in-store fundraising and activities with customers. You can discover the greatness that is MOD and also help towards a good cause.
If you try it, let me know what you think and what your MOD pizza would be.