A new pizzeria has opened on Long Island, but you can't visit it. Pizza Organics is delivery service only. The pies are baked in a commercial kitchen in Westbury, then dispatched all over Nassau County (and parts of Western Suffolk). Ordering is done through the company's website using a computer, tablet or smartphone.
We gave Pizza Organics a test drive last week and were impressed. The ordering interface was easy to navigate, and the pies showed up at a pal's Melville home, as promised, in less than an hour. And they were hot. Each was packed in a heavy-duty cardboard box, and the boxes were packed in an insulated carrier that plugged into an electrical outlet in the truck to keep it warm.
Pizza Organics' pies come with either traditional or "thin & crispy" crusts. The thin & crispy classic cheese ($19.95) had a terrific, toothsome crust and was topped with a chunky, fresh-tasting tomato sauce and an ideal amount of mozzarella. We also ordered a traditional pie with sausage and mushroom ($26.95), also very good although a bit overloaded for my taste. A dessert pie, topped with chocolate-hazelnut spread and marshmallows ($24.95), was a hit with the teen at our table and was Instagramed instantly.
Pizza Organics charges $5 per order for delivery.
All the pies are rectangular, measuring 18 by 13 inches, which makes them about 8 percent smaller than traditional 18-inch round pies that usually sell for between $13 and $16.
Pizza Organics's principal, David Smith, touted his pies' high-quality ingredients -- organic flour, tomatoes and cheese, hormone-free meats. If eating organic is a priority, spending an few extra dollars on a pie will be money well spent.
For more information or to order, go to pizzaorganics.com or call 516-508-3540.