For those of you looking to for the best Detroit Style pizza in Maryland, you’re welcome in advance. Based in Baltimore, MD, Underground Pizza is located inside Powerplant Live at 30 Market Place. They offer drops all over the DMV area though – peep when and where on their website/Insta – and have big plans to expand so keep an eye out.
Founded by Evan Weinstein and his partner, chef Patrick, Underground Pizza’s all about quality. Their pies are more expensive than what you’d usually pay for ‘za, but you’re getting the best of the best in terms of ingredients. As he says, “we’re not looking at cost, we only use really good product, and we’re always trying to elevate quality and taste.”
Prior to this culinary venture, Evan was a concert promoter for the last 20 years, marketing being his area of expertise. Everything changed when COVID hit though, and he had to pivot. It all started with his dough recipe – he was making pizza at home when requests flooded his inbox. Soon enough, he was selling 100+ pizzas a week and now ships his delicious ‘za nationwide.
One of their most popular pizzas is “The Flag,” and it’s the best of both worlds because you get one stripe of pesto, made fresh from locally sourced basil, and one stripe of their famous red sauce.
We had the opportunity to try this along with two other pies, and everything was delectable. For those of you wondering, the other pies were The Woodlands and The Carol Baskin aka The Garden.
The former’s topped with hen of the woods & oyster mushrooms, gruyere and thyme, while the latter’s their vegan offering: a traditional tomato pie with their signature red topped with nutritional yeast, cherry tomatoes, garlic, spinach and herbs. If we had to pick favorites, we’d go with the Flag, but the Woodlands was a close second!
Their biggest seller’s their pepperoni, but they offer all kinds of specialty pies so go wild. Think super creative options like…
- The Chicken Parm: lemon pepper brined chicken on a bed of red sauce with parm and provolone.
- The Nonna: topped with spicy Italian sausage, caramelized onions, house made vodka sauce and fennel pollen.
- The Jawn: a bomb cheesesteak pizza with shaved ribeye, fried onions, provolone and chives, served with a side of signature red sauce.
- The Quattro Stagioni aka Sampler Pie: 4 of UPC’s most popular combos, The Woodlands, Pesto Pie, Funfetti and Tiger King.
In addition to ‘za, they also offer subs, salads, and a slew of insta-worthy starters like hot honey bacon on a stick, pizza pull apart bread and more. We love that they’re open LATE (especially Thursday-Saturday) and offer half portion pies so that’s an option for those of you worried about portion size. Their food freezes great though so leftovers are always welcome, at least for us.
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