Only the Best Tomatoes for Pepe’s Pies
Fresh tomatoes were always at the center of founder Frank Pepe’s life and our team’s lasting commitment to finding the best product continues to be at the forefront of our brand today. In fact, Frank Pepe’s family members happen to be experts in finding fresh and flavorful tomatoes just for their loyal customers to enjoy.
The Pepe’s ‘Tomato-Tasting’ Tradition
Once a year, Frank Pepe’s grandsons, who now serve as co-owners of the pizzeria, come together for a blind taste test of freshly-harvested tomatoes that come right from their family’s hometown of Naples, Italy. The two grandsons sample over five different tomatoes, gathering their thoughts on which ones are perfect for crafting Frank Pepe’s Original Tomato Pie and other iconic pizzas. It’s not just a matter of taste, but of the tomatoes’ density, texture, and transition of flavor once they are cooked.
Frank Pepe’s Tomatoes for Purchase!
To top it off (in case you haven’t heard!), you can bring a taste of Pepe’s right to your own kitchen. Priced at $3.50 per 28 oz. can, Frank Pepe’s “Genuine Italian Tomatoes” are available for purchase at all Pepe’s restaurants in New Haven, Fairfield, Manchester, Danbury, West Hartford, Waterbury, and Uncasville, Conn., Warwick, R.I., Yonkers, N.Y., Chestnut Hill and Burlington, Mass. Three-packs of the cans are also available for $10 by visiting our online store!
For more information on Pepe’s annual tradition, read this piece featured in The New York Times.