11 August, 2014

Food Trip: Project Pie Alabang

I'm a thin-crust-pizza kind of girl because I like to save room for dessert. With the exception of Yellow Cab's Roasted Garlic Shrimp Pizza, Steveston Pizza, and Pizza Hut's Supreme Stuffed Crust Pizza, thick crust is a bit too much for me. For my thin crust pizza fix, there's Shakey's Special sans the olives with extra cheese and my favorite go-to gourmet thin-crust pizza heavens here in the South — Mulligan's and Mama Lou's. Going all the way to the North is La Bella Teodora in Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar in Bataan. They also have one of the best thin-crust pizzas I've tried.

About eight months ago, I chanced upon a friend's pizza pic post in Instagram. Yup, it was thin crust and she framed it in such a way that her name, which was written on the corner of the pizza tray stood out. This piqued my interest and I knew that I was bound to visit Project Pie one of these days.


The build-your-own culture comes to Alabang
I was very curious and at the same time, I'm guessing that brand recall was strong because I found myself constantly planning to go all the way the first Project Pie chain in the Philippines. I always planned, but never got the chance to do so because my schedule was always wild. Going to Shaw is challenging because it is FAR. If I were to brave through the traffic in Metro Manila, Shaw becomes VERY FAR. And the only day of the week that I may have the chance to go to Shaw is sacred because of family time and extra zZzzz hours.

So, when Project Pie finally opened a store in Alabang ... I was ecstatic :)

Changing the game
I find the mix of pizza players here in the Philippines interesting. Shakey's and Pizza Hut have always dominated this industry, but not-so-smaller players like Yellow Cab, Domino's, Brooklyn Pizza, and Papa John's found ways to cut the market share of these pizza giants. And, if you're another pizza company who wants to penetrate the market, offering something that competition does not have is definitely good for business.


His and Hers

Actually, it's not like the other pizza chains don't have a create-your-own-pizza option because they do! It's just that choosing your own pizza toppings will make you dish out a lot more bucks compared to getting the stuff on the menu and it's not an offering that these pizza companies pushed. This was a huge opportunity of Project Pie.

I'm not too sure if that was their intention, but their Build-Your-Own-Pizza at P285 ( about $6.50 ) is making a lot of buzz and changing the game. It's an excellent deal for great pizza if you ask me. I have been experimenting a lot with my orders and I'm happy to say that the most recent one I had this month by far has to be my best combo: Red Sauce + Mozzarella Cheese + Ricotta Cheese + Prosciutto + Canadian Bacon + Mozzarella Cheese + Ricotta Cheese + Red Onions + Fresh Garlic + Rosemary + Basil.


Other Project Pie Finds
Project Pie doesn't just offer baked-to-perfection personal-sized pizzas. They also have salads for the more figure conscious, local and global beer brands, wine ( P250 per bottle, don't look for a wine glass ), and dessert for those with a sweet tooth.



My growing appreciation for Project Pie stems from having more ways to enjoy my pizza. And, thanks to their press that makes the close-to-perfect thin crust, yummy pizza is usually ready in less than three minutes. Lastly, the best part of coming to Project Pie is their service — I've had a concern once, but it didn't stop me from coming back.Ü So next time you need a pizza fix and you want something new, you know where to go.  ☮..Peace + _Love + Good Vibes. RUSS.


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✎  PROJECT PIE ALABANG
  +632.3308314
  Block 28, Commerce Avenue, Alabang, Muntinlupa City


55 comments:

bxcrochet said...

That pizza looks so good! Pizza is one of my favorite cheat foods :)

Michelle F.

Sharon Ruggieri said...

Project pie? I love it! And I prefer thin crust as well :)

Irena said...

Her's looks so much better than his :)) ....I don't eat pizza much, but I'd like to try to build my own pizza...sounds fun:)

akshay ravi said...

looking delicious..go project pie (y)

Kathy Gray said...

Once your make your own pizza you will never enjoy premade frozen pizza again. I make my own dough and sauce. Not that hard and worth the effort.

Taylor Dean said...

Those look so good! I LOVE pizza!

Risa Bledsoe said...

Sounds delicious! I love choosing my own toppings for my pizzas!

Tessa Smith said...

His for me all the way! I love pizza. These look so good!

Agrawal Apoorv said...

first of all this popup is ridiculous

And

most important the very luscious pizza picture making me to have one such, but here even dominos or pizzahut don't give quality

Kung Phoo said...

I love thin crust pizza.. i do not eat the thick kind.. Nice project you are working on.. i wold be involved with something like that since it involves pizza.

Michael said...

Will they deliver to a home???

Mash Elle said...

Looks delicious!

Michelle

mash-elle.blogspot.com

P Bishop said...

Wow, now that's a great looking pizza. It's my favorite food.

Franc said...

I want to try project pie because of being able to design my pizza. I should go to the one in Blue Bay Walk soon.

Melissa said...

Mmmmm, pizza. I would love to build my own pizza, but you're right - it's so expensive when you do it that way. Well, at least my local pizza shops.

Cindy Gordon said...

OKay, I am totally drooling! WHOA, hungry now!

lauriel said...

Awesome proposition, a customized pizza for $6.50 sounds like a great deal! And the dough/toppings look really tempting. :9 Fun and yummy meal option!

~ lauriel

EyeForElegance.com

Julie Tucker said...

Build your own pizza sounds great! I love picking out my own stuff. If my husband and I could do half and half that's even better.

hautefrugalista.com said...

love pizza!! the veggies looks so delish!
Xo,
Dee T
http://HauteFrugalista.com
@HauteFrugalista

Rena McDaniel said...

I am a thick crust sort of pizza girl. I won't eat thin crust pizza because it feels like I'm eating it on a cracker and that is my favorite part the dough, my hips will tell you it's true!

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

There are not many big chains of pizza shops here. More mom and pop types, so the "build your own" style is usual as teh owners actually know your tastes if you go ofte enough. :D

Rebecca Swenor said...

I love pizza and this sounds amazing. Build your own pizza is going to be big. The pizza looks amazing. Thanks for sharing.

Ann B said...

What a great looking place. I would love to build my own pizza with such great fresh ingredients.

Christie C said...

What a fun take on building your own pizzas!~ You can tell they mean business

Rochelle Barlow said...

I love pizza, what a fun idea! My husband and I never like the same kind of pizza.

Leira Pagaspas said...

I liked Project Pie but it was a bit pricey for me. But it was good experience.

Patranila Jefferson said...

Project Pie? Pizza? I'm all in!

Patricia Woolverton said...

Those pizzas look tasty. I also love thin crust pizza. My daughter also prefers it.

jassy said...

it reminds me of dominos here. i want alfredo sauce rather than tomato sauce on my pizza :)

Pooja Kawatra said...

Wow.. this must a great experience and pizza looks simply tempting. Love that thin crust !

Elizabeth O. said...

We are all a great fan of Pizzas. I like Project Pie's concept where you get to make your own pizza.

Katrina Centeno said...

The pizza looks good. I also like the thin crust pizza but it is usually more expensive. Yes, sometimes I can be a spendthrift. :)

lee rosales said...

I have been planning more than a year now to dine on any branch of Project Pie. In Alabang, Macapagal and now we have in Southmall. This time around I will definitely go there coz its really close to my house

Franc said...

I love the make your own Pizza concept at Project Pie. I also like the dessert options and nutella pies they offer.

Fred Hawson said...

I am sorry but we did not enjoy Project Pie when we ate there. We prefered the copy store Mad for Pizza. However, now there is no Mad for Pizza anymore, so maybe we should try Project Pie again?

Raquel said...

Here I am trying to diet when I saw that yummy pizza on your post. Making your own pizza seems interesting. I’d like to try one when having a cheat day.

papaleng said...

So this is what my daughter is telling me.. Ma-try nga one of these days. So close lang ang place sa amin.

Louise Banta said...

Their price have increased! Haha. I spent my birthday last year with them (branch in Metropolitan Park, Pasay). I really enjoyed the create your own. I went gaga with the different meats and cheeses! Though it did taste different. This reminds me to post about them too! Hehe. Thanks Russ. :)

Kelly Chin said...

The idea of Create Your own Pizza is so cool and engaging. I love to create my own pizza with lots of veg, pineapple and chicken meat.

Nicol said...

omg now this is what i would call heaven! my favourite food

Tiffany Yong W.T. said...

OK, there's always new pizza shops claiming that they are different and interesting. But I think I'm convinced by yours! It's really different and a game changer!

Jason P. said...

I really really have to visit Project Pie soon!!! The pizza looks sooo good! :)

OY HZ said...

I've always like customisation for food no matter where. Would love this place :) The thin crust seems really good!

Raine Pal said...

Pizza is one of my comfy food, my favorite foods and yet something I rarely indulge in.

Mia Foo said...

I'm a thin crust pizza person too. and I ONLY eat thin crust. haha! but if I were to make my own pizza flavour, i'll probably take forever to decide.

Ling said...

that's quite a generous list of toppings for a byo (build your own) kinda pizza! It looks pretty decent I have to say - I see you are a big cheese lover too 😄

Karen said...

We're a regular customer at Project Pie SM North Edsa branch. My kids love this pizza shop.

Fernando Lachica said...

Love these kind of pizza and the toppings are great. I'd love to cook and one of them is homemade pizza. Italian food is great with pizza always.

Karen of MrsLookingGood said...

I'd always prefer the build your own from the standard anyway. But when I'm in a rush, I'd take any kind of pizza. Hehe

Happy to hear there are more players there in Manila. Would love to try that in Alabang in my next visit.

Fiona said...

This post has really made me want pizza for dinner now, my little guy is obsessed with pizza at the moment now too. Yours looks so good!

Joanne Dewberry said...

Nommmmm in the words of one of the great Michelangelo "I love pizza!" This looks amazing!

Stephanie W. said...

This sounds like an awesome place! I would love to visit it.

Tami @ This Mom's Delight said...

I'm a thin crust kind of girl but my family is not. I'd like to have one of these in my area.

mail4rosey said...

I'm definitely a pizza girl. Like you, the thin crust is what I prefer!

Russ R. said...

Mail4Rosey
YAY for thin crust! It makes you feel like it's alright to have more than 2 slices :D