HomeMade Pizza Co. Opens Thurs. Free Pizza Tomorrow Afternoon 4 – 7 pm


Well, we’ve been monitoring this spot at 1522 14th Street, NW for a few months now. I’m happy to report that HomeMade Pizza Co will be giving out free pizza tomorrow. They also gave some out today but sadly I was too slow in getting the word out. I was able to check it out myself and have to say it’s a pretty unusual operation. I’ve never heard of getting pre-made pizza and then baking it at home. You can see their menu here.


They were giving out free medium pizzas and caesar salads today (and tomorrow 4 – 7 pm). Get ready to judge me – I ordered mine with pepperoni, onions and anchovies. Mmm. It was actually pretty good but if I’m gonna be honest, I prefer pizzas like Vace, Red Rocks, Pete’s and Moroni & Bros. over this one. It was pretty easy to make though – just put your oven to 425 and cook for 10-15 minutes:


If anyone else took advantage of the free pizza Tues. or does so on Wed. be sure to let me know what you think. They had slices of fresh cooked pizza, as well, to taste out front. After the jump you can see some photos of the inside (it is a small space as it is takeout only obviously).



27 Comment

  • The idea has definitely been around. My little league in Portland Oregon was sponsored by Papa Aldo’s which was a ‘take & bake’ pizza place. That was a couple decades ago so the idea has been around.

    Regardless we used to go there all the time. I’m looking forward to checking this place out.

  • the quality of some of the ingredient is a serious step up from other places. case in point: get some fresh ricotta on your pizza. trust me.

  • “I’ve never heard of getting pre-made pizza and then baking it at home.”

  • I’m there, can’t wait to get my free pie!

  • I’ve been to the HomeMade Pizza Co on Mass Ave out by Wagshal’s – seroiusly good pizza. The BLT is definitely definitely recommended – even if you don’t like spinach (I don’t)! It’s nice that you can bake it at home – it’s easier to transport (they wrap it up really well), and you get fresh, hot pizza at home!

  • Ive had pizza from the location on MAss Ave. several times. This is really good make-it-at-home pizza! Just what the neighborhood needed!

    • ah

      I’ve had it as well, but my reviews aren’t so rave The pizza is pretty doughy and you have to make it right away. If you keep it a couple days then the crust gets really soggy, so it’s not convenient like frozen.

      For the price, which isn’t particularly cheap, I think you’re better off finding a decent delivery place. It’s not bad, it’s just not that great.

  • Armand’s has done the take&bake trip for a while, as well. Looking forward to whatever this place has to offer.

  • I give it six months.

  • @JohnDC
    We have Papa Murphy’s in Washington state so this is a familiar format but looks to be a huge step up in quality.
    I don’t know about the location – having it right by a big commuter metro stop seems like a great idea to me.

  • OH and definitely try, at least once, the chocolate chip cookies that you bake at home… YUM – def a good choc fix 🙂 and it’s GIGANTIC!

  • $15.75 for a medium pizza you have to bake at home? This will never last. (I’ll go for a free one, though!)

  • Pepperoni? Bad Jew!

  • Wow, those pizzas look pretty delicious to me. The salad prices are better than the pizza prices and that “cutie pie” looks like a god send for parents hosting a sleep over. I doubt I will check it out because I have mastered the homemade pizza but I bet it does great in THAT area.

  • “I was able to check it out myself and have to say it’s a pretty unusual operation. I’ve never heard of getting pre-made pizza and then baking it at home.” Yeah, I’ve never heard of a grocery store either.

  • jburka

    I saw the line yesterday as I was walking home from Whole Foods…where I had just purchased some toppings for the pizza I had already planned to make for tonight.

    Count me as someone who finds it no faster to walk to the shop and pick up a pie I’ll still have to bake than to just make my own dough and use the tomato sauce I make and freeze every fall from the end of season tomatoes at the farmer’s market.

    That said, while I don’t find the price to be outrageous, I’d be curious to do a taste test between one of Homemade’s pies and one from a local shop (even something like Papa John’s) — the quality had better be significantly better to make think I shouldn’t just buy a finished pizza!

  • What? If you’re going to go through that why wouldnt you just go to the grocery store and make your own pizza from scratch? This seems destined to fail.

  • Just go to Whole Foods on Tuesdays—buy 1 get 1 free pizza day. 2 pizzas for $12 instead of one for $15+.

  • $16-$18 for something you have to bake yourself? Why not just make the whole thing yourself, or get a frozen one for $5, or get one delivered for the same price? This seems like a lose-lose.

  • Sweet.

    @JohnDC @Andy(2)

    Papa Aldo’s acquired by Papa Murphy’s. They’re now the same.

    Best thing about these places is that they save so much money on prep that the ingredients can be top notch.

  • Prince Of Petworth

    A bit more info about Thurs. Grand opening from an email:

    For the Logan Circle official grand opening on Thurs. Jan. 21, HomeMade is throwing a grand opening celebration to meet the neighborhood from 3:00 – 9:00 p.m.

    HomeMade Pizza Company Logan Circle Grand Opening Celebration: Thurs. 1/21

    WHERE: 1522 14th Street, Wash. DC

    WHEN: Thursday, Jan. 21, 3:00 – 9:00 p.m.


    * Sample complimentary pizza, salads, cookies and ice cream
    * See HomeMade chefs tossing dough, making pizzas in kitchen
    * Check out HomeMade’s vintage red pickup truck out front
    * Meet HomeMade Pizza Company founders

  • I’m not sure why people are saying it’s just as easy to make your own dough, sauce, etc. from scratch. WTF people, how in the world is that easy?!!

    This is seriously good pizza – don’t let it sit in your fridge for 3 days as “ah” did; I don’t think it’s meant to be saved like that. I’ve always bought it on a whim and thrown it in the oven as soon as I get home.

    Just try it – you will not be disappointed.

  • I worked at a place called Nick-N-Willy’s in Boulder, Colorado about 15 years ago. Same concept. The pizza was really fresh-buy,bake, and eat within hours of creation. We also marinated our own artichokes and sun dried tomatoes.

    However, it is cheaper to make your own pizza at home, but you are paying for the convenience at these types of places.

  • Was this idea from Seinfeld?

  • It will last, it’s wildly successful in Chicago and there are several other DC locations.

    The damn PoP bump got me today, got there at 4:15 and didn’t get my pizza until 6 (my friend yesterday heard about it and got his in 30 minutes at 6:30.

    Thought it was pretty good, though other than using the two “free medium pizza with $5 purchase” coupons that I have, I’ll probably stick with DiGiornos or Pete’s Apizza the one time/month I eat pizza. They do have a decent $3 Mon-Wed deal for a 9 inch one topping pizza with the toppings laid out like a smiley face.

  • I went right at closing last night (happened to see it on the way home and remembered). Got a pie with goat cheese, prosciutto, roasted red peppers, and basil. It was ready in 10 mins, popped it in the oven for another 10, and…DELICIOUS. I will definitely be going back! I also bought a cookie, but am saving that for tonight. The owners were there and were quite friendly. They were getting feedback from customers on hours and such. People should give it a try before knocking it.

Comments are closed.