Friday night and pizza… it’s the perfect combination.
In Charlottetown, PEI, our go-to spot for a spectacular slice of pizza is Famous Peppers – a locally owned and operated pizza chain that features locally grown ingredients. We absolutely adore their classic pizza! Our go-to – the Cardigan – features Island ground beef, mozzarella, pepperoni, green pepper, red onion, and Island bacon, but we’ve also branched out to try many of their other uniquely Maritime creations.
Famous Pepper’s Donair pizza is easily the best of it’s kind – with fresh lettuce, tomato, and donair sauce on top of a warm garlic butter base, donair meat, and onion – it reflects the food-truck favourite much better than the competitors. If you’re unfamiliar with the traditional donair, the meat is essentially a mildly spiced gyros equivalent, the sauce is sweet and tangy, and it’s filled with fresh lettuce, tomatoes, and onion.
Another personal favourite is the Doctor – a flavourful vegetarian pizza featuring mushrooms, green peppers, red onion, olives, tomato, mozzarella and feta cheese. The combination of cheeses really makes this one stand out – but it’s the freshness of the vegetables that always leaves me craving an extra slice.
The most unusual pizza that we have tried was the Hero: Mozzarella, sliced Island honey ham, red onions, and sliced dill pickles, drizzled with Famous Peppers in-house mustard sauce. Oh. My. Goodness. Was it ever fantastic. I loved the tanginess of the dill pickles mixed with the creamy mustard sauce. We devoured that pizza in one sitting – a true testament to its quality!
Tonight we’re going with the Pathfinder – a tasty mixture of spicy and hearty featuring jalapenos, Italian sausage, dry cured pepperoni, and Island bacon, topped with feta and mozzarella cheese. It has an earthy flavour and plenty of spice – the perfect pizza for a winter night in.
And who could forget another East Coast favourite, garlic fingers, which are available as a side. I highly recommend these dip-able cheesy treats! Famous peppers makes them soft and chewy without all of the extra grease. And their donair dipping sauce is sweet and plentiful!
If you’re in Charlottetown, Montague, or Shediac, I highly recommend checking our a Famous Peppers location for yourself!