There's a new pizza place at 1054 W Monroe called Traveling Dough that offers unbaked pizza delivery. Since I'd often ordered from a similar place on Mercer Island when I lived in Washington, I was very excited to try it. Since their web site doesn't have a lot of info (www.travelingdough.com), we kept it simple - a medium pepperoni (they only offer thin crust).
The good - easy to bake, clear instructions. The pizza comes wrapped in plastic on parchment paper. You put the pizza right into the oven on the parchment and it takes about 15 minutes to cook (depending on your oven).
The bad - it took over an hour to get our pizza (did I mention it's uncooked). I sensed trouble when I placed the order - it took way too long and the person taking the order didn't seem to know what he was doing. We only live 3 blocks away, and I was told it would be 30 minutes. When I called back they said there was some confusion over our phone number (although when they read it back they had all our information correct, so I'm still confused what the problem was). The pizza arrived about 15 minutes later.
The good again - the pizza was really good! I prefer a thin crust and it came out very crisp. The crust is very flavorful, the sauce has just the right amount of spice. And they included a cute little pizza cutter with our order, a nice touch. And it's very inexpensive - our total was about $12, including delivery.
Overall - we'll give them another shot. They offer a really nice variety of gourmet pizzas (white pizza, fresh herb, bbq chicken, etc.) as well as salads and "dessert pizzas". Hopefully they'll get the full menu on the web site soon. The pizzas can be picked up as well (which I might opt for the next time, given the delivery challenges we had).
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