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Product Review: Eat Now Australia feat. Mojo’s Weird Pizza (Richmond)

Mojo’s Weird Pizza
308 Bridge Road
Richmond VIC 3121
+61 9429 5535
http://www.mojosrichmond.com.au/

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post brought to you by Eat Now Australia. I very rarely do paid sponsored posts but I thought this product was worth sharing.

I work in the Melbourne CBD – but the arse end of it. This means that I’m situated far away from all the hustle and bustle of the heart of the city and subsequently all the food options. These days, I very rarely buy lunch – not just because I’m trying to save money but also because there simply aren’t many good options. So when I heard about Eat Now, an online food delivery website that listed restaurants in the Melbourne city that delivered during lunch time, I was excited. Excited, because there were a handful of restaurants situated beyond the arse end but I didn’t have to leave the office to visit them.

Owned by the Catch group since 2012, Eat Now currently boasts more than 2000 participating restaurants across Australia. In addition to having a decent list of restaurants in the city, they also boast a variety of options in the Eastern suburb I live in. I don’t normally get food delivered at home as most non-pizza places in my area don’t deliver. However, it was good to know that I can now enjoy Cantonese food from Canton Chinese and even pizza from Heidelberg if I use the Eat Now website.

The Eat Now website is pretty easy to use. All you need to do is plug in your postcode in the search field and a list of restaurants in the area will appear – for example, a list of participating Melbourne restaurants can be found here. An iPhone app is also available and although I’ve yet to use it, I doubt that it’ll be difficult to navigate.

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All restaurants have their menus up on the Eat Now website, including Mojo’s which you can find here. All you need to do is select whatever you want and it’ll appear on the right side of the screen where a running total is kept, including any delivery charges, first timer discounts or promo codes applied.

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Eat Now accepts most payment types including credit card, cash on delivery and even PayPal. Once you’ve selected your payment type, you are prompted to enter a contact number and a delivery address. There is also room to write special comments if needed (I didn’t write that, of course. I was just trying to be funny – but failed, obvs).

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You will then get a confirmation notification once everything is done. This means that all the details have been sent to the restaurant, and all you have to do is wait. I was pretty impressed with Mojo’s Weird Pizza – I told them to come at 12:30pm and they were there at 12:27pm. Of course, delivery times vary between restaurants and I was pretty lucky that day.

So how was the food?

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We ordered the following pizzas, all in medium:

Tantulus: Pesto, semi-dried tomatoes, caramelised onions, tasty cheese, roasted and marinated pumpkin, potato, red capsicum and eggplant ($17).

Woodsman: BBQ sauce, hot salami, ham, tasty cheese, Spanish onion, bacon, chicken breast and sesame seeds (medium, $17).

The Lot: Napoli sauce, hot salami, ham, tasty cheese, onion, mushroom, green capsicum, pineapple, bacon, prawns, kalamata olives (medium, $15).

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Mojo’s don’t make the sort of pizza you’d find in Naples or Rome, but they don’t pretend to either. Strange toppings are their selling point and given that there are a few Mojo’s stores around Melbourne, it seems that customers totally dig this concept.

Having said that, my favourite of three was ‘The Lot’ – I guess I’m too much of a conservative (then again, proper pizza lovers don’t eat pineapple on their pizzas don’t they? So hmmm…). The Woodsman was also very tasty but because I’ve never been a huge fan of BBQ sauce on pizza, I only had one slice. I didn’t like the Tantulus very much though – the pesto was way too sweet and that pretty much ruined the pizza for me.

Would I try Mojo’s again? Look, it’s alright and if there were no other pizza places that delivered to our office, I’d definitely make an order again. Thing is, there are at least a dozen of them on Eat Now’s list and I’d rather try the other places first.

But back to Eat Now. Would I use it again? I already have (review of Donburi to come). It’s so easy to use and it makes lunchtime slightly more bearable for us arse-end city workers.

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3 Comments on Product Review: Eat Now Australia feat. Mojo’s Weird Pizza (Richmond)

  1. Daisy@Nevertoosweet
    November 14, 2013 at 00:55 (8 months ago)

    The pizzas looks quite yum :) And I like the concept of Eat Now and be able to order food and have it delivered to our home or workplace without having to step out yay!

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  2. Choc Chip Uru
    November 14, 2013 at 10:00 (8 months ago)

    That is a good concept of not having to wait, sounds easier :D
    and this pizza. I just want it that is all!

    Cheers
    CCU

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  3. Pradeep
    November 14, 2013 at 15:39 (8 months ago)

    THE BEST… Libby…

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