This afternoon we journeyed over to Woodstock to enjoy a meal at Sweet Evalina’s Farm Stand (learn more here). This nice little restaurant alongside Route 169, sits in front of a gleaming pond and has been serving farm fresh favorites since 2000. The main item on today’s menu – Pizza! We tried four different pizzas today and you can learn more about them in our reviews below!
For lunch at Sweet Evalina’s Stand, we all shared platters of pizza, their signature food item; they have different types of food from breakfast to dinner, but they are famous locally for their consistently excellent pizzas. The different types of pizzas that were laid out across all of the tables were the White Potato Pizza, the Artichoke Pizza, the Tomato Basil pizza, and a pizza covered in many different types of meat with pizza sauce.
First I had a piece of the White Potato Pizza; which was a white pizza topped by red potatoes, scallions, sour cream, bacon, and black pepper. The sour cream seemed to blend in with the cheese and melt in your mouth when you took a bite; the crunch of the bacon combined with this melting to create an explosion of texture and flavor in your mouth. Frankly, this pizza might be my favorite (even before the meat pizza).
After two pieces of the White Potato Pizza, I had a slice of the Meat Pizza with sausage, bacon, pepperoni and pizza sauce. Needless to say, if you like meat you will love this pizza. The sausage was a bit strange, but the bacon, the pepperoni, and the pizza sauce all combined to create that well-known and sought-after taste of a smoothly-textured, flavorful pizza. Because of the pizza sauce, all of the toppings (including the cheese) fell off all of the slices when you tried to pick them up, but eating the toppings separately was satisfying to the point that it might not have actually mattered if it were on the pizza or not. This pizza is definitely a must-have for any pizza aficionados!
While I didn’t have the pleasure of being able to try the Artichoke Pizza, I was able to get ahold of a slice of the Tomato Basil. This pizza had the simple combination of basil, tomatoes, and cheese without sauce to create a pizza for vegetarians to enjoy as much as the meat lovers enjoy the meat pizza. When I bit into it, even when I didn’t bite into anything except cheese, I tasted the tomato’s flavoring permeating throughout all of the pizza’s ingredients; I’m not a big fan of tomatoes, but the combination of light tomato flavor with the melted cheese actually tasted fine to me. This pizza wasn’t bad, but I don’t think that it can beat the White Potato Pizza (at least as long as it doesn’t have any bacon). I would definitely recommend Sweet Evalina’s to anyone in Woodstock looking for a good meal (especially if you enjoy pizza).
Personally, I really enjoyed the White Potato pizza. It is a white pizza with slices of red potato on top, blotches of sour cream, bacon, scallions, and black pepper. All the ingredients blended nicely and it had a nice texture with every bite. The crust wasn’t too thick or too thin and the cheese was nice and stringy. Again, for anyone who loves potatoes as much as I do, you have to try this pizza.
I also tried the Artichoke pizza which was pretty good. I’m not the biggest fan of artichokes, but if that’s something you’re into, I would say go for it. I didn’t have a chance to try the Tomato Basil pizza, but that also seemed like it was pretty good. I did however have a chance to try the other pizza we ordered which was a red pizza with pepperoni, sausage, and bacon. That one was a meat lover’s dream and it went pretty fast. I wouldn’t quite say that it was as good as the White Potato pizza, but it was definitely a close second.
As for a beverage, I had a Snapple Lemon Iced tea. Nothing special. And before you ask, the fact under the lid was: “Peanuts are not actually nuts, but legumes.”
So if you haven’t yet had a chance to stop by Sweet Evalina’s to try some of their pizza, you’re missing out! If you have been there before, tell us about your experience in the comments below. Let us know what your favorite item on the menu was!