20 September 2023
Where to buy the cheapest pizzas on Pepperoni Pizza Day
If you’re looking for an excuse to have a mid-week pizza then look no further – today (Wednesday, 20 September) is Pepperoni Pizza Day!
The day is a celebration of what is apparently regularly voted the world’s most popular pizza topping.
Like many groceries, oven pizzas can vary in price considerably across our supermarkets in Jersey, it’s hard to know where to go for the best deal.
And, similarly, takeaway prices can also vary substantially.
So, to mark Pepperoni Pizza Day, we thought we’d compare the prices of both frozen and takeaway peperoni pizzas across the Island, to help you shop around for the best prices.
Keep reading to see the Island's cheapest, and most expensive, pepperoni pizzas.
Did you know?
Legend has it that Raffaele Esposito created the first pizza in June 1889. The Queen of Italy, Margherita of Savoy, inspired the pizza maker so much that he created the pie-shaped delicacy and, in the queen’s honor, he named it Pizza Margherita. He topped the pizza with tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella to represent the colours of the Italian flag.
Pizza has evolved – and grown considerably in popularity – since then, and there’s now endless possibilities of toppings and flavour combinations available. However, pepperoni remains the most popular, regularly topping polls.
Pepperoni takes its name from ‘peperoni’ – with one ‘p’ – an Italian name for a pepper. In Italy, pepperoni is known as ‘salame piccante’ or spicy salami. Pepperoni is a dried sausage made of a mixture of pork, beef, and spices, often including peppers. The name ‘pepperoni’ began being used following the First World War, primarily in Italian-American communities, initially.
Frozen supermarket peperoni pizzas – from the most expensive to the cheapest
(All prices correct as of Wednesday, 20 September, and show the cheapest frozen peperoni pizza available in store. Please note, prices may vary in other branches of the same stores).
Marks and Spencer (King Street) – £4.25
Alliance (St Helier) – £2.75
Morrisons (Five Oaks) – £2.57
Waitrose (Rue des Pres) – £2.30
Iceland (Grouville) – £1.99
Co-op (Locale Pontac) – £1.95
Takeaway peperoni pizzas – from the most expensive to the cheapest
(All prices correct as of Tuesday, 19 September, and show the price for a 12” pizza, unless stated otherwise. Please note, the majority of these can be ordered on food.je, but Pizza Express and Domino’s must be ordered from them directly.)
Domino’s (11.5”): £20.99 (however, lots of deals available to add to bring the price down)
Pizza Express (thin base): £16.40
Alvin's Hot Stuff Pizza: £15.99
Cafe790 at Strive (no size specified): £15.95
West Side Pizza: £15.60
Pizzeria Famosa (no size specified): £15
Pizza Express (thick base): £14.45
The Portelet Inn: £14.25
Casa Mia (no size specified): £13.95
Fresh Crust Pizza: £13.90
Robin Hood (deep pan): £13.90
Pope’s Pasta (no size specified): £13.60
Pizza Lovers: £13.20
Vasco da Gama: £13
Bolero Bistro: £13
Pizza Quarter: £12.75
Robin Hood (thin base): £12.70
The Watersplash: £12.50
Max Grill: £12.50
Bonetti's at The Merton (no size specified): £12
Caffé Ristorante Italia (no size specified): £11.95
The Langtry: £11.95
Turkish Delight: £11.90
Alfonso's Pizzeria & Coffee Shop: £10