Debra, a stay-at-home mum of three, loves experiencing and sharing all that Brisbane has to offer; especially southside secrets.
Published November 5th 2011
We never used to order pizza, preferring to make our own. That is until we tried Crust Gourmet Pizza. Not quite as good as homemade but for the mess-free convenience and free delivery (if you are a VIPP – Very Important Pizza Person) it is a close second.
After moving to Brisbane, one of the first things we looked into was if there was a Crust Pizza. Sadly, our closest Crust, in East Brisbane, does not deliver to our suburb. Sure we can pick it up, but then it is not as convenient. So, you can imagine my excitement when I was driving through Mount Gravatt Central and spotted a brand new Crust Pizza on Logan Road. As soon as I got home, I declared Friday night as pizza night.
We ordered our usual: Hawaiian, Garlic Prawn, plus something different this time, Meat Deluxe. Maybe our expectation was too high or maybe the store is too new; the pizzas just did not meet Crust's usual high standard that we have become accustomed to. They arrived fast enough but were barely hot and the Meat Deluxe was slightly over-cooked. I think given a month or two the Mt Gravatt location will only improve. At least I hope so.
With so many yummy pizzas to choose from - traditional, deep dish, meat, chicken, seafood, and vegetarian - it is hard to decide. We tend to order the tried and trusted but I have been tempted by the Mediterranean Lamb, Szechuan Chilli Prawn, and Roast Potato and Pumpkin. For something truly gourmet, order from their Upper Crust menu: Wagyu Prawn, Fire Spice Pork Belly or Peking Duck. You can also build your own pizza or go half and half.
Crust has also recently launched their own kid's meals; nine inch versions of the most popular traditional pizzas: Ham & Pineapple, Cheese, and Chicken & Pineapple. Each kid's meal includes an organic apple juice. And if you still have room for dessert, try some tiramisu, chocolate mousse or gelato.