Where To Find Autumn Pizzas In L.A.
Aside from a dirt path in the woods somewhere near Walden Pond, there is no better canvas for autumn colors than pizza dough. Is Autumn Pizza a thing? It may not be widely reported on, but yes it's a thing, simply because it can exist. And it deserves sonnets, songs, cookbooks, or at least this list of where to procure yourself a slice of autumn in Los Angeles. If we can't feel the crisp air and fallen leaves crunching under our feet, at least we can eat this season for dinner. Below, the most autumnal pies we could find. (Something to celebrate: no one has made a PSL pie. Yet.)
FALL SQUASH PUREE PIZZA @ CROSSROADS KITCHEN ($15)
Crossroads is a vegan spot, so this is probably your healthiest option. It looks more like a flatbread than a traditional pie, and features fall stunners like caramelized onions, spicy toasted pumpkin seeds, almond ricotta, crispy brussels sprout leaves, and mustard greens.
Crossroads Kitchen is located at 8284 Melrose Ave in West Hollywood
BRUSSELS SPROUTS PIZZA @ MOZZA ($19)
This one, from one of L.A.'s best pizza spots, is a new addition to their menu featuring brussels sprouts, guanciale, red onion, and mozzarella. Nothing says autumn like tiny cabbages and pork cheeks.
Mozza is located at 641 North Highland Ave in Hancock Park
BUTTERNUT SQUASH & RICOTTA PIZZA @ URTH CAFFE ($11.95)
Urth's pie features tomatoes, mozzarella and herbed ricotta cheese, oregano, and giant chunks of butternut squash. It's edible gourd season, motherfuckers.
Urth is located at 451 S Hewitt St in the Arts District, 8565 Melrose Ave in West Hollywood, 267 S. Beverly Dr in Bevery Hills, 2327 Main St in Santa Monica, and 594 E. Colorado Blvd in Pasadena
BUTTERNUT SQUASH PIZZA @ MILO AND OLIVE ($18)
Milo and Olive's Instagram game is seasonally strong right now, with a lot of pumpkins and orange hues making appearances. They've brought this over to their pizza game, too, offering a butternut squash option that comes with caramelized onion, fontina cream, thyme, and aged balsamic.
APPLE OF MY PI @ MOHAWK BEND ($16)
Making a brave move away from the popular butternut squash, Mohawk Bend is serving up an APPLE PIZZA. This is their October pie, and features grilled chicken, caramelized onions, rosemary, roasted apples, and mozzarella.
Mohawk Bend is located at 2141 Sunset Blvd in Echo Park
These are all fine, if a little basic, so here are some things we would like to see in future Autumn Pizzas: a plaid pattern, yams and marshmallows, Ross's "Moist Maker" sandwich.