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Dominoes who? Crust Pizza delivers the goods

Location: Crust Pizza, Victoria Point 

Meal: Lunch/Dinner

Service: 10/10

Food: 9/10


Pizza is literally life. One meal with all your carbs, protein and dairy in a single serving, life is good. Don’t get me wrong I do love a good greasy, Dominoes pizza on a Tuesday but if you are looking for something a little more gourmet, Crust sure as hell delivers the goods. Their newest store in Victoria Point welcomed us with open arms and put forward a spread that was to die for! I honestly had no space to finish it all, and had to go and watch a movie after cos I was too full to drive.

So what makes Crust different to your local pizza joint? Well, they now have a range of healthier bases (spelt & wholemeal) catering for the more fit freaks. So really, your weekly cheat meal isn’t quite a cheat meal, it is actually good for you. They also make everything in store using a paddock to plate concept with all their lamb and beef dishes; so you know the food you are getting is fresh and not last weeks mass purchased, pre-made obesity. Oh, and the best part about their new Viccy Point store is that they have wine, and we all know  how much I love a nice glass of red with my pizza.

With a higher price point than most fast food outlets, one may be steered away from Crust but I assure you the quality of their produce and the passion from their franchise owners is relayed across in the final product. It is simply amazing. I tried out their popular Mediterranean Lamb ($21) with house cooked Lamb roasted in Mediterranean spices, Tomatoes, Green Capsicum, Spanish Onions, Feta & Oregano on a Garlic Infused base, garnished with Mint Yoghurt & Lemon wedge. Serious legit-ness (yes, that is now a word according to me). The lamb was cooked perfectly and well flavoured; the veg and toppings were fresh and complimented the protein. So freaking good; and their pizzas aren’t half shrunken, so you know you are getting actual value for your money.

I also tried out the White Prosciutto Pizza ($24) which was equally as delicious. Sliced Roasted Potatoes, Thinly Sliced Prosciutto, Gorgonzola & Fresh Rosemary on a Béchamel base; unfortunately this bad boy is not available on a gluten free base but hey, yolo just eat the damn thing, it is delicious. The quality of the prosciutto stood out to me! I could not finish the second pizza, but luckily you can take them home and have it the next day (everyone knows pizza tastes better the next day when you are too lazy to make food).

At this point I was already half way to rolling home and could not fit in their amazing dessert pizzas. I have previously tried them out and  a review can be found here.

If you live in the Redlands, or happen to be passing by, be sure to pay Saleem and his friendly team at the Victoria Point store.

Written by: Aliyah Ravat 

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If you have been following the blog from the very beginning, you would know that Charlotte and myself started out as Paleo bloggers; with the Brisbane food scene having evolved over the past year and a half, our eating patterns too had quite a transformation and we now eat everything. However, moving from a Paleo lifestyle to a regular one was not a smooth transition and we both ended up with an intolerance for gluten and dairy. Even though we both live with the discomfort and eat everything, it is quite a challenge resorting back to a gluten free lifestyle as the taste and quality of healthy alternatives does not quite measure up to the real thing.

When I heard about Toscano’s launching Australia’s first authentic gluten free pizza base, I was a bit apprehensive at first but nonetheless excited to try out their offerings. I have tried gluten free bases in the past, but have found them to be rather gluggy in the centre. What makes these any different you may ask yourself? Well the Vastola family have been making pizza for over 30 years, so they know exactly what is expected in an authentic pizza. They have gone back to basics with the dough of this base, made from a combination of buckwheat, corn, rice and teff flour; simplicity is key when it comes to healthy living. Their passion for great food and pizza alike is showcased in their product. Speaking of simplicity, I used their bases to create a Prosciutto Pizza that was absolutely divine.


1 Gluten Free Toscano Pizza Base

2-3 tablespoons passata sauce

Handfull of rocket leaves

6 slices of fresh prosciutto

25 g shaved parmesan

Extra virgin olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 230 degrees celcius
  2. Evenly spread passata sauce to base
  3. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown
  4. Top with prosciutto, rocket & shaved parmesan
  5. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil

Gluten Free Pizza Bases are available at Coles & Woolworths nationwide

Written by: Aliyah Ravat


Our favourite fried foods | Brisbane

The colder weather calls for extreme comfort food. As you may already know, we love all things fried and greasy and so it is only natural that we compile a list of our favourites.

Mighty Mighty 

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If you love your fried chicken as much as I do, Mighty Mighty should be your go-to place. Offering a variety of fried wings priced at a reasonable $12 for 8. These babies are sure to hit the spot. My personal favourite is the Sriracha, Honey & Garlic wings; perfectly crispy with a hot sauce that packs a punch. They are so delicious I cannot stay away from them. Will not lie, I have these at least once a week.

View their full menu here.

The Palms Bar & Grill 


Located at Garden City Shopping Centre, the Palms Bar & Grill offers a reasonably priced menu with something for everyone. The Traditional Croquettes on their menu are hard to pass up. These little gems have Machego and Jalapeno and are served with Chorizo Aioli. Yumm! Got to love a crispy croquette with a gooey center. I would highly recommend trying out these addictive treats priced at a reasonable $14.

View their full menu here. 

The Boat Shed, Scarborough 

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The Boast Shed has taken the humble fish & chips and turned it into something spectacular. Beautifully presented and equally as delicious; this has got to be one of our favourite fish & chip stores in Brisbane. I would highly recommend adding in the calamari to your meal.

The Boroughs Of New York Pizza, Westfield Carindale 


Home to Brisbanes’ New York style 18 inch pizza, the Boroughs also cooks up the most amazing Onion Rings. Perfect, crispy Beer Battered Onion Rings priced at a reasonable $5.50 with a delicious dipping sauce. Next time you are at Westfield doing the  groceries I would highly recommend getting a serving of these to snack on.

Alfred & Constance 


A&C never disappoints! If you out with friends try out their Basket of Crispy Fried Chicken. Lemon dusted with spiked Tobasco Honey this dish is pure bliss. I will be honest, this serving was huge and we could not finish it between the two of us. Priced at $24, this is comfort food at its’ finest.

View their full menu here.