Jalopy Pizza brings high quality street food to Dorset. We use authentic Italian ingredients and hand make each pizza to order. The dough is our own recipe and we also produce tomato sauce in small batches. The pizzas are cooked in Ephrem wood fired ovens, which gives them their unique flavour.
Our vintage Peugeot J7 vans were imported from France We have two - the original small van, which had been working in Montpelier for thirty years, and a long wheel base version for larger events. As far as we know, they are the only working Peugeot J7s in the UK.
Our vision is to recreate the fantastic wood fired pizzas we have eaten in the South of France here in the UK.
We offer a unique wedding service, providing a fun, informal option for your guests at the evening reception. As a rough guide, we charge £550 for 40 large pizzas (to serve up to 80 people), plus travel expenses.
Jalopy Pizza will come to your venue to serve pizzas wherever you decide to hold your party. Because we can operate completely off grid (no need for electricity), we are able to go where other caterers fear to tread.
Jalopy Pizza is perfect festival food. We will be going to Glastonbury Festival 2013, as well as others around Dorset.
We attend a number of food fairs in Dorset over the summer season. See our Facebook page for details.
We are always interested in coming to one off events. We have attended the River Cottage Spring Fair 2013, The Green Scythe Fair, Buckham Fair Pony & Dog Show, Powerstock Cider Festival and many, many more.
Press and Testimonials (What People Say)
'A car park in a back-street trading estate doesn't sound too promising a venue, but Bridport's St Michael's estate is home to a community of artists' studios, a regular vintage market and, on Friday evenings, the roving Jalopy Pizza van. A quirky little Peugeot JZ, imported from the south of France complete with wood-fired oven and some 30 years of service, Chez Jalopy is usually manned by two Aussie cooks. In their cramped mobile kitchen, they roll out fresh dough, load the toppings ("special" tomato sauce and Italian mozzarella, plus all the classic extras - mushrooms, prosciutto, pepperoni), before whipping crisp-thin pizzas out of the oven and into cardboard takeaway boxes. On busy evenings, it has a reputation for operating on Dorset time (as in slow), but locals get into the spirit of the thing: take wine and company and just hang out. Jalopy, incidentally, has just been shortlisted for the British Street Food Awards and a second van is in the pipeline.' The Guardian
'Jalopy comes in the form of a quirky Peugeot J7 manned by two Aussie chefs. "We hand-make the dough in our own kitchen and the tomato sauce is made in small batches to an ancient Italian recipe," says owner Katherine Locke. Their "pizza a taglio" is sold by the rectangle and served straight from an authentic Ephrem wood-fired oven.' The Independent
'A big thank you to you and your team for the amazing pizza's and service we all received on Saturday night. Gemma had a wonderful party and everyone commented on the pizzas'.
'I just wanted to say a big thank you from my husband and myself for the great service and delicious pizzas that your staff provided at our wedding on 30th July. The whole service was completely faultless from start to finish. The van and pizzas were greatly admired and appreciated by all and gave a magical touch to our evening reception. Thank you to all of you for a great service! We will be recommending you to others!
'Delicious handmade pizza', Sainsbury's Magazine
'A unique flavour', Metro
'A slice of perfection', The Stylist
'The best pizza ever!' NM, Bridport
'Excellent food and service' NP, Taunton
'The best' KS, Crewkerne
'Brilliant pizza' CP, Beaminster
'Fab pizza!' FB, Dorchester
'Best pizza in the universe!' EH, Bridport
'Delicious pizza - more please' CG, Bridport
'The best pizza in the UK' TB, Beaminster
All original testimonials are available to view on request.
We are a mobile pizza service, so we move around. Like us on Facebook for the latest information.
Our regular pitches are:-
Wednesday - Dorchester, Poundbury (outside Little Waitrose) - 5pm to 8pm
Thursday - Beaminster Square - 5pm to 8pm