Pizza Karma Rolls Out Food Truck
Hours before every major concert at the Hilde Performance Center in Plymouth, musicians rehearse, while others set up for a big event that will draw thousands.
Many of those people will need to be fed, and one of the options for those concert-goers on a recent Friday was Pizza Karma, which serves a unique style of tandoor fire pizza.
The Pizza Karma food truck launched earlier this summer to considerable fanfare.
“Based on the response that we have at this point, it is overwhelming for the food truck,” said Dhivya Jegenathan, the VP of operations at Pizza Karma.
The restaurant has several locations, including one in Maple Grove that opened in 2019.
“So Pizza Karma is all about bringing in global flavors, locally, and being part of the community,” Jegenathan said.
A unique crust
What sets Pizza Karma apart from others is their crust. For instance, they make it using buttermilk.
“Pizza is pizza, but this pizza is a little different. It’s not like a yeast-based, so it’s easy on your tummy when you have it too,” Jegenathan said.
But the other big difference is that they cook the crust in a clay, tandoor oven, set at nearly 600 degrees.
The dough is slapped to the wall, and when bubbles start to form, they’re popped make the crust flat. Then, staff members apply toppings like lamb and a green spinach mustard sauce for a unique flavor.
If you talk to customers, you’ll likely hear some positive endorsements.
“I love Indian food, and obviously putting tikka on pizza, that just sounds fabulous to me,” said William Ding, a customer.
“The crust that they make in tandoor, real tandoor, and especially looking at how they cook it in front of you, is amazing,” said Faizel Khan another customer.
Like many restaurants, Pizza Karma experienced its fair share of struggles during the height of COVID, but with a delicious product, and a new food truck to help expand their customer base, the hope is that good karma is coming around to Pizza Karma.
“It’s been really good. Those three months [since launching the food truck] have been really, really busy,” Jegenathan said.