Everyone’s got “those places” in their town – The places that have lines around the block, waiting lists that fill up immediately, or things that sell out every week. In Hudson, Wisconsin, one of those places is Melt Pizza Company, a pop-up Detroit-style pizza restaurant inside of Pedro’s Del Este, a popular tapas restaurant. The company does a takeover once a week, serving up fresh pies to hungry locals.
Here’s the deal. If you want a Detroit-style pizza (and spoiler alert, you can get dairy-free Detroit-style pizza, or even gluten-free options), you need to order on Tuesday so you can secure a pizza on the following Monday. Melt Pizza Company is open for business every Monday from 4pm – 9pm, serving up some of the best Detroit-style pizza I’ve ever had.
I have been craving dairy-free Detroit-style pizza since I went to Austin and had Via 313 for the first time from a food truck in the back of a brewery. I’ve been searching for local options ever since. Luckily, someone told me about this popup a few months ago, and I realized in December that they offered options for dairy-free, vegan, and gluten-free folks.
We ordered our first Melt Detroit-style pizzas about a month ago. I got the Melt margarita pizza, veganized, and my partner got a sausage & pepperoni pie. We also ordered to-go cocktails. That rum punch packed quite the punch!
All in all, everything was delicious. The pizzas came out hot and fresh at our scheduled time. One cocktail was plenty for the two of us. The vegan version of the pizza was awesome! My only regret is not trying something a bit more extravagant, however, the menu is limited and you can’t customize outside of requesting gluten-free or vegan options, so I worked within those parameters. There isn’t really a way to eat low FODMAP here, either, so I felt a little out of sorts after eating this (I was prepared for this). I’d like to try the gluten-free version next time, and if I do, I’ll share an update on this post!
I’m fully convinced that Detroit-style pizza is the best style of pizza. I love the fluffy crust, the crispy edges, and the sauce on top. While I still love making pizza at home, able to get dairy-free Detroit-style pizza in my town is the perk I didn’t know I needed.