You knead to eat here - sorry, we couldn't resist! - if... a) you like pizza and b) you're human.
Pizza is more popular than ever. But we crave something more than the standard fast food, overloaded and heavily-handled pizza that is a far cry from what you'd discover in Italy. We seek authenticity, light dough, freshness. We seek pizza as it should be. We're here to tell you that our prayers have been well and truly answered in the form of Knead Pizza.
How many speciality pizzerias are there in Plymouth? The answer... not enough. Serving authentic, homemade pizza accompanied by a carefully curated selection of craft beers, Knead was born to fill the pizza-shaped hole in Plymouths foodie scene. Having only graced our Plymouth City Market for a short 6 months, Knead has already created quite the buzz and welcomes a steady stream of customers.
This is an intriguing oasis in the newly refurbished Plymouth City Market; a place that you'd come back to time again for vibrant food, unusual beers and great atmosphere aided by awesome background music! As a small eatery with superfast pizza and a straightforward approach, Knead is more suited for a tasty lunch stop or a quick catch up with friends rather than a leisurely, slow-paced dining experience; no fuss but all the taste.
Boasting a blossoming and unique menu, Knead specialises in showcasing bold flavours, interesting ingredients, and takes real pride in preparing everything by hand (as the cool logo denotes). Using only the freshest and finest produce, classic and creative pizzas are made on demand and served either by the slice or whole. Offering vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options, including their homemade sauces, hand-stretched pizza bases and a small selection of cakes (vegan banana bread anyone!?), there's something for everyone.
Drinks wise, grab a coffee that's been ethically sourced from Extract Coffee Roasters, sip on a special beer, relax with a lager or help yourself to water. Sourced from some of the finest independent breweries, the handpicked Craft Beer list includes beverages from Cornwall, Bodmin, Bristol, Totnes, Somerset and even sunny California.
Firmly at the helm is Holly Smith and Alistair Skitt, the definition of a power couple dream-team. What began as a kitchen takeover in Holly's parents home soon developed into something bigger; a quest to use inspiration from their life in London to bring cracking sourdough pizza to Plymouth.
From concept to creation each step of the pizza-to-plate process - from dough feeding through to recipe testing - is meticulously refined and continuously evolving to provide only the best. This nonstop development is an apt reflection of the love and passion that forms the backbone of Knead.
The setting itself is special. Like the owners, the atmosphere is laid back and welcoming. What was once an empty and plain market stall was swiftly transformed (with Alistair's bare hands no less!) into a trendy, rustic and industrial style eatery. Rightfully taking centre stage is the modern pizza oven, and every detail has been considered, from blankets to help-yourself water. The wooden space is expertly injected with bursts of greenery, and the metal features act as the perfect compliment.
The stark black and white branding exhibits that less really is more, the simplicity of which reflects the uncomplicated and wholesome concept behind the eatery. The small team provide a service comparable to a chilled dinner at home; always friendly, welcoming and notably dedicated to their craft.
With such a strong identity, this is a place that will go from strength to strength. There's no compromising on taste, what you see (literally... it's tosssed, topped and cooked there and then) is what you get. And what you get is a slice of Italy right here in Plymouth. You can readily anticipate an ever-evolving menu and continually superb pizza thanks to the constant nurturing, love and passion that underpins Knead Pizza.
Pizza, beer and homemade dips...three cracking elements that aren't to be resisted, but relished.
Oh, and did we mention that Knead Pizza are on Deliveroo... bonus!
Contact Knead Pizza:
☎️ 07592 505060
Plymouth City Market