Category: frozen

I get it. You want to send something distinctively Chicago to your friends in other cities, and Chicago Deep Dish Pizza sounds great, but even though you’ve managed to bake up a really good deep dish pizza at home (thanks in part to this wonderful website), you may not have your own subzero freezer and unlimited supply of dry ice and packing materials. Also, you’re thinking, “dang, I’d have to get up out of my comfy chair and go ship the darn thing too,” so it’s perfectly reasonable to exclaim loudly into your mobile device, and probably a confused pet or roommate,

“I could ORDER some frozen deep dish or stuffed pizzas and let THEM ship them nation-wide for me!
Thank you, Convenient Online Interweb Shopping Dealie!”

You know what? That’s totally cool with me.
I don’t often order frozen pizzas because I prefer to make my own, so I won’t make any recommendations, but here’s a list of places that ship frozen pizzas:

BTW, I don’t make a penny by telling you about these (unless you ordered from the amazon link below), but this is the kind of information that I think you’d want to know.
If you know any other Chicago pizza restaurants that ship their pizzas nationwide, please let me know and I will consider adding them to the list.

Chicago Pizza Joints That Ship Frozen Pizzas:

(shipping methods are varied – your mileage may vary)

If you’re looking for stuffed pizza:
Nancy’s: https://shipnancyspizza.com/
Giordano’s: https://gio1.ultracartstore.com/
Edwardo’s: https://edwardospizza.goldbely.com/

If you’d prefer original deep dish, most of the big Chicago joints have a frozen shipping department now:
Pizzeria Uno: https://ship.unos.com/

Lou Malnati’s: https://www.loumalnatis.com/ship-lous

The Lou’s are 9 inches and Uno pizzas are 10 inches in diameter.

Gino’s East has 11 inch pizzas: https://ginoseast.goldbely.com/

Pizano’s ships both deep dish and thin crust pizzas: https://www.pizanosshipmeone.com/

My Pi ships the bigger 12 inch pizzas if you’re looking for best value: https://www.mypiepizza.com/nationwidedelivery

Chicago’s Pizza ships deep dish and stuffed: http://www.asliceofchicago.com/

Connie’s ships their pizzas too: https://www.conniespizza.com/ship-pizza-anywhere/

and there is a small mom & pop shop called Giovanni’s which will also ship deep dish and stuffed pizzas. If their ordering page is a bit confusing, you might want to email or call them to make sure you get what you want: http://www.giovannispizzachicago.com/Ship-A-Pizza-.html

Chicago Thin Crust? Yep:
I mentioned Pizano’s above, but also:
Aurelio’s: https://www.aureliospizza.com/shipping/

Home Run Inn ships 12 packs of their 6 inch pizzas: https://www.tastesofchicago.com/category/home_run_inn




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DD101 Extra: Freezing Your Pizza Dough:

A visitor to the website asked about freezing deep dish pizza dough.

I’m not a fan of freezing any kind of pizza dough, as it’s not very practical, tends to kill off some of the yeast, and modifies the texture a bit. I’d rather the dough hung out in a zip top bag in the fridge if you’re making it a day or 3 ahead of time, but freezing can be done.

PREPARING YOUR DOUGH FOR THE FREEZER:

If you know ahead of time that you are going to freeze your dough, you can give it a better chance to recover from the freezing by slightly increasing the yeast and sugar amounts in your dough recipe.

After letting your dough rise, punch it down, work it back into a ball, then coat the ball lightly in oil, seal it up in plastic wrap or a zip top bag (get as much air out as you can), then seal in aluminum foil and place in your freezer. Label and date your package so you know what kind of dough it is and when you made it.

THAWING YOUR DOUGH:

Move the frozen dough TO THE REFRIGERATOR and LET IT GO at least 24 hours to thaw in the fridge before moving it to the counter to warm up.

WHILE YOU WAIT:

It will take about 1 to 2 hours to warm up your dough. I’ve pressed out and baked deep dish dough that had been out of the fridge for about an hour and was still a little cold, and the pizza still baked OK.
While you wait for your dough to warm up, you can preheat your oven and pizza stone, and start preparing your pizza toppings so you can assemble your pizza quicker.


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