The #1 Must-Have Food From Wegmans During Quarantine

City Guide, Food & Drink


Written by Emily Morrow

Published on April 10, 2020

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If you’re a Barstool stan, you may already know what I’m talking about.

That’s right, the number one quarantine food must have at Wegmans is based on a Barstool Sports review. It’s not backed by a poll, scientific facts, or even our own opinion. This claim is solely based on a one mans crude critique of one bite. But that doesn’t make it any less true.

The number one food item you should absolutely put at the top of your list (good luck getting it now, and probably even before this video came out), is Wegmans frozen pizza, y’all.

Barstool El Pres. David Portnoy reviewed Wegmans brand frozen pizza on Wednesday, April 8 while quarantined in his home. His final rating was an 8.1 – the highest score in frozen pizza review history. Number two on the list is currently Newman’s Own coming in at 7.4 followed by Cape Cod Cafe at 7.2.


“This is thick-ass pizza, generally not my style but pretty good crust,” El Pres. claims in the video. “This thing is heavy as hell, but it’s good. This is shockingly good!”

Apparently, Wegmans pizza is generally much thicker than what he’s used to when it comes to frozen options, and that seemed to help their case a lot.

“In a pizza that looked like a loaf of bread going in the oven, comes out with that nice thick, good taste!”

He continues on to give the pizza a killer rating, and we’re so here for it, because #wegmansforlife.

“8.1, that just shocked the world.”


It’s worth noting that if you are easily offended by colorful language, you should absolutely not watch the video. “Thick-ass” will be the least of your concerns if you do. Don’t @ us, this is important news. Especially during these dark times.

I for one feel #blessed to be quarantined in a town littered with Wegmans stores and therefore opportunities to snag a MOST prized possession during these corona-times. You?

Run, don’t walk. But for god sakes, wear a mask and gloves. It’s the least you can do.

Watch the video here.

Written by <a href="" target="_self">Emily Morrow</a>

Written by Emily Morrow

Emily is co-founder and Director of Storytelling at Step Out Buffalo. Her favorite things to do are eat, travel, and think up business ideas. Emily is originally from Hamburg, NY and her out of town friends will tell you that she loves to talk about Buffalo any chance she gets.
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