Thursday, October 3, 2013

The Just Crust

          I recently had the opportunity to try The Just Crust in Harvard Square, a food story with a social consciousness. The company was bought out of the Upper Crust bankruptcy by the attorney who represented the exploited Upper Crust workers and many of the employees are former Upper Crust employees.

           The Just Crust aims to serve delicious pizzas with the highest quality locally sourced ingredients, prepared and served by employee owners. Employees are paid fair wages and share in the company's profits, and all ingredients are grown and sourced locally and sustainably, benefiting both the health of the customers and the local economy.

          I went in on a Tuesday night, and the place was packed! I ordered a slice of pepperoni and the tomato and mozzarella salad to eat there, and a sausage and ricotta pizza to take home. The slices were huge, and I liked the thin, crispy crust (definitely better than the old upper crust). My favorite of the two pizzas was definitely the pepperoni, and I also enjoyed the salad which was fresh and topped with a great balsamic vinaigrette. 

          The Just Crust is a great addition to Harvard Square, and I enjoy the pizza a lot more than the Upper Crust. Especially given their background and story, I hope they do well. 

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  1. The caprese salad looks DIVINE!!! I'm on Paleo, so I don't do any breads or pizza (poor excuse for an Italian, huh??) But yeah, sometimes I do miss my carbs! I have a foodie site too, ---- My relatives are like, "Why do people take pictures of their food?" *eye roll*

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