Calling all cheese-averse pizza lovers!
The celebrity chef-headed vegan pizzeria Double Zero has just opened up its first Boston location in the Back Bay! Double Zero Boston celebrated its grand opening on Friday, July 9. Its celebrity chef owner Matthew Kenney also heads the larger plant-based lifestyle brand Matthew Kenney Cuisine (MKC), which includes the Matthew Kenney Restaurant Group along with the Plant Journal and several other vegan-oriented projects.
The Double Zero space contains communal seating and an open kitchen, as well as a large outdoor patio between Dartmouth and Exeter Streets. The modern space features a mix of light woods and concrete, as well as impressive mirrored displays of the restaurant’s organic wine offerings.
Double Zero offers a vegan alternative to classic pizza ingredients — by substituting dairy-based cheese for nut-based cheese, for example. However, they also seek to find a balance between honoring pizza-making traditions and allowing room for innovation. Double Zero pizza is made with 00 flour, the Italian standard for pizza-making, creating a product that fuses old-school craft with new-school ingredients.
This ingenuity is on full display in menu items such as the Bianca pizza, made with macadamia ricotta, cashew mozzarella, almond parmesan, rice mozzarella, pepperoncini, rapini, and a plant-based yolk.
Diners can make reservations online on the Double Zero Boston website.
Find it at 163 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116.
[Featured image: Double Zero Instagram]