Leith pizzeria serving sourdough pizzas which strives for the highest possible quality ingredients while also supporting local suppliers.
One of The Shore's more recent additions, East Pizzas is a cosy wee place specialising in sourdough pizzas made using ingredients sourced as locally as possible. A board on the wall proudly displays the names of nearby suppliers, and there's a broad selection of Scottish drinks behind the counter. There's a nice variety of starters on offer, including olives, smoked almonds, air-dried ham and organic mozzarella balls. As you might expect from the name, the main courses are exclusively pizza-based, including a number of vegetarian options, plus a vegan pizza with olives, capers, chilli and oregano. For meat eaters, the venison salami with caramelised onions and Hebridean blue cheese is wonderfully sweet and tangy. There's also a gluten-free option using a chickpea pancake base. Unlike some pizzerias, these dishes aren't so huge that they carelessly spill across the crockery: portions are sensible, making three courses a tempting and realistic prospect. Sticking with the theme, follow up by indulging in a chocolate pizza with ice-cream or a banana pizza with caramel, cinnamon and ice-cream, or perhaps something a little less pizza-oriented.
- Delivery: £2 charge when ordered online. Also through Just Eat.
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: A bit of everything
- Capacity: 30
- Largest group: 12
- Open since: 2017 (October)
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 2
- House wine: £19 per bottle