Perhaps eight years ago, we saw an article in a trade magazine about a pilot pizza chain in California. All the pizza varieties were served in cones made of pizza dough. The founder’s concept was to make it easy to walk down the street eating from a cone instead of a drippy slice.
We loved the idea, but to our knowledge, the business never went anywhere.*
Recently, we discovered a pizza cone kit from Pizzacraft that enables you to turn out pizza cones at home. The kit is less than $19, is easy to use and includes everything you need to make two pizza cones at a time (you supply the food items).
You can eat most any food in a cone, and as an alternative to pizza dough, can make waffle cones on a round waffle maker or a pizzelle maker. (Leave the sugar out of the recipe unless you’re using them for dessert.)
Then, fill with any of your favorite fixings, including:
Scrambled eggs, cheese and pico de gallo
Chicken salad, egg salad, tuna salad, etc.
Pizza in a cone. Photo courtesy Pizzacraft.
Chopped salad (a way to get kids to east more salad?)
Reverse chicken and waffles, with diced crispy chicken, Granny Smith apples and maple syrup
Any diced or sliced protein and veggies
Can’t wait? Neither can we!
Right after we published this, we read today’s newsletter from Nation’s Restaurant News and learned, by pure coincidence, about Kono Pizza. The franchise chain has breakfast, lunch/dinner and dessert cones. The concept was created in Italy and is “popular around the world,” with 140 locations. The first franchise just opened in Edison, NJ, with Orlando and Iowa scheduled next.