Yard Sale Pizza has announced it will open a fourth site, in Leytonstone, north east London. The brand is known for its third- (or maybe just second-) wave takeaway pizza. It was founded by Johnnie Tate and Nick Buckland, and later Dan Spinney, who began cooking pizzas in Tate’s back garden in 2013.
After developing something of a cult following, the group’s first site opened the following year on Lower Clapton Road, next door to P. Franco, which opened around the same time. Last year, the group opened a second shop on Blackstock Road in Finsbury Park before adding a third, significantly bigger site on Hoe Street in Walthamstow. In the summer, Yard Sale collaborated with Anthony Falco, the pizzaiolo who made Roberta’s such a hit in Brooklyn, NYC.
Yard Sale is known for its modern take on pizza toppings — tenderstem broccoli, manchego, pine nuts — and whose menu recently featured The Damn Son! — a Christmas Special with DJ BBQ in support of charity, Streetsmart. The “double fermented dough with signature slow cooked tomato sauce” was topped with shredded Brussel sprouts, Pancetta, fior di latte mozzarella, black pepper and double smoked garlic and Sriracha mayo.
The announcement comes as Gnarly Vines, a wine shop and soon-to-be bar, whose beer bottle shop made the journey from Clapton to Leyton, via Finsbury Park and Walthamstow — and opens today.
As Zeren Wilson wrote in July, the north east is a changing region of London, Gnarly and Yard Sale the two latest in a recent spate of restaurant, bar, cafe and shop openings. Boxpark — the pop-up mall group — is also rumoured to be planning a site in Walthamstow.
Yard Sale Leytonstone is expected to open early in the new year.