Address: 113-123 Carrier Cates Court (i.e., Lonsdale Quay, ground floor, south side)
Category: Gourmet thin crust pizza with adjacent deli.
Vibe: Friendly chaos, tasty eats.
Highlights: From melted brie to tangy goat, the highlight must be the cheese! Or is it the caramelized onion topping? The delicious thin crust? Hmm..this is tricky…
Best time to go: Whenever you’re hungry. Just go.
This past Friday the Bowen Island Pizza Company opened its ovens to customers in Lonsdale Quay. This family-run pizzeria is tucked under the south-side stairs across from the fish market, and features a compact, seasonal menu of delectable pizza options with adjacent deli. Whether you’re looking to relax with a slice or take a pie to go, this new addition to our neighbourhood offers quality eats and friendly service at a fair price.
When I stopped by on Sunday the place was bustling with an air of organized chaos. With Son on cash and slice and Daughter on the ovens, Mom moved between stations with a jovial restlessness. Enjoying the friendly atmosphere, my date and I chose to stay and eat our food at the bar–a small sitting area with stools, mason jars, and a perfect view of the space. While waiting for our food we learned that pizza making has been a family event for quite some time, with mom being the go-to chef on Bowen for hungry neighbours craving a slice.
So let’s talk about the pizza. There were four pizzas listed on the chalkboard menu when we arrived that covered a range of flavours and pretty much sounded delicious. Looking for variety, we went for the two extremes–the Signature Pear and Brie and the Prosciutto, Okanagan Goat Cheese, and Arugula. Constructed on a thin crust base and lovingly adorned with delectable toppings, both of these pizzas were simply delicious and surprisingly filling. Of note,the quality of cheese in particular is impressive – something that made me just that more excited about coming back to scourge their deli selection.
Looking to find them on social media? Check out @BowenIslandPizzaCo on instragram, @BowenPizzaCo on Twiiter, or just use #bowenislandpizzaco to find ’em.