A huge amount of chicken and pizza shops seem to have opened in Luton lately and it’s hard to differentiate the good from the bad. But Fireaway Pizza’s name just kept cropping up. Locals were consistently raving about this place, so there was only so long I could keep away.
The guys at Fireaway had invited me down for a pizza on the house which provoked my first visit. But as it turned out, I loved it so much that I went back to the following week and paid for a huge feast myself!
Here’s what I thought of my latest visit…
Did you ever visit Lime Caribbean takeaway restauraunt back in the day? Well, Lime is now gone if you didn’t already know and Fireaway Pizza is now in it’s spot.
We picked up our order as they don’t deliver as far out as us (we’re on the Luton/Dunstable borders). However, ordering on their website was easy enough and we were able to pick up within 20 minutes!
A franchise developed concept, Fireaway Pizza opened their first shop only 4 years ago and now boasts over 55 restaurants and that only seems to be growing every week. Their goal is to provide Italian style pizza in around 180 seconds!
The set-up is very Subway-esque. You can create your own pizza from the many toppings available or choose from their signature range. There’s also plenty of delicious sounding sides and desserts to choose from!
Tip: Worth noting that if you’re ordering via the website, there are plenty of combo ‘deals’ to choose from where you can save yourself a few pounds. And I did just that!
I chose two signature ‘Meathead’ pizzas – a 12″ thin based pizza with a tomato base, topped with chicken, ham, pepperoni and mozzarella. I was really impressed with the quality of the toppings compared to most other chain takeaways, the ham was particularly good!
Sometimes with thin pizzas, the base can get a little soggy but the texture of this pizza even with a decent amount of toppings on, was just perfect! I would definitely be open to trying a different cheese next time like the buffalo mozzerella! The crust is really light and paired with the garlic dip was delicious.
As for the sides, we chose BBQ Crunch Chicken Strips and Potato Wedges. I wasn’t particularly impressed at first sight, the portion looked small in comparison to the boxes they come in. Thankfully, the taste and quality was enough to perk me up!
The Potato Wedges taste home made, they were really good actually – probably the best wedges I’ve had from a pizza joint. Sometimes wedges can be a little dry in the middle but these were so soft and fluffy, with a nice drizzle of garlic oil on the skin.
Moving onto the Chicken Strips, they were a delicious surprise! Again on the small side, but a lovely flavour that was right up my street. I’m not sure what the ‘crunchyness’ was, I think crispy onions – unless someone can tell me otherwise. I shovelled them in too quick to notice what was on them to be honest.
As far as thin pizzas go, this place has to be one of my favourites! I will definitely make sure I order my own chicken strips next time, because they are just too good to share with Steven (who inhales most food without chewing or appreciating significant flavours).
Hygiene Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐/5
Value for Money: ⭐⭐⭐⭐/5