Matthew Kenney Brings Michelin-rated Pizzeria to Newbury Street
BOSTON; June 15, 2021 – Matthew Kenney Cuisine (MKC), the plant-based lifestyle brand founded by celebrity chef, author, and wellness entrepreneur Matthew Kenney, will open the fifth location of its renowned Double Zero pizzeria and wine bar at 163 Newbury Street on July 9, 2021.
The nearly 1,400 sf interior features an open-kitchen and communal seating with a 200- sf outdoor patio on the prime people-watching block between Dartmouth & Exeter Streets. Resembling the design layout of the original East Village, NYC location, the space features natural and light woods, polished concrete floors, and walls displayed with mirrored shelves of organic, biodynamic wines.
“Double Zero Pizza offers a healthy, plant-based adaptation of a universally-loved food,” says Matthew Kenney, CEO of MKC. “Made with the best dough using the best flour – 00, the brand’s namesake – and honoring traditional styles while constantly experimenting with new dishes is what makes our pizzas unique… not just in the plant-based market, but within the pizza industry overall.”
Widely considered the gold standard for pasta and pizza dough, 00 flour is a finely ground specialty Italian flour. Powder-fine, 00 flour makes the ideal crust for Double Zero pizza creations for three key reasons: 1) it is finely ground, 2) it holds up to the high heat of our pizza ovens, and 3) it has a lower gluten content than traditional pizza flour – the combination of which results in a great crust with a touch of crispness, an airy hole structure, and just a slight chew. In addition to the 00 flour, Double Zero offers a gluten-free crust made with a house-made blend of non-wheat flours.
The menu features Double Zero classics such as the Truffle Pizza (Cashew Cream, Wild Mushrooms, Tuscan Kale, Lemon Vinaigrette), Bianca Pizza (Macadamia Ricotta, Cashew Mozzarella, Almond Parmesan, Rice Mozzarella, Pepperoncini, Rapini, Plant Yolk), Artichoke Conserva (Confit White Beans, Parsley, Celery Leave), and Spicy Pepperoni Pizza (Tomato, Calabrian Chili, Macadamia Ricotta, Agave).
To best complement the food, the wine program features a large selection of sustainable and biodynamic wines. “The wine list is comprised of organically made, high-quality and naturally vegan wines from mostly family-owned estates, all designed to pair with Double Zero’s range of Italian-inspired dishes,” says Sunny Gundara, Wine Director of MKC. “The idea behind the wine selection is to show that vegan wines can span from classic regions to new and exciting areas of the world with producers who focus on environmentally-friendly farming.”
Plant-based consumption had been on the rise pre-COVID, but numerous recent studies and trend reports show that, because of the pandemic, there has been an even greater focus on overall health and well-being, including an increase in plant-based nutrition.
“The continued and frankly explosive growth in the plant-based market is something I’ve been waiting for many years, even decades, to see, and we’re really excited to be a part of it,” says Kenney. “What we have now is a paradigm shift in how consumers think about food in the restaurant industry – an acknowledgement that with the right vision and effort, plant-based menus can be as exciting and revelatory as their counterparts, which has been something I’ve been working toward for a very long time.”
In addition to enjoying Double Zero pizza at the restaurant, it is also available for delivery via Postmates, Uber Eats, and DoorDash.
Double Zero Hours: Mon – Thurs 12PM – 10PM
Fri/Sat 12PM – 11PM
Sun 12PM – 9PM
About Double Zero
The country’s first Michelin-rated plant-based pizzeria, the brand’s flagship location, in NYC’s East Village, opened in 2016, followed by locations in Venice Beach, CA; Providence, RI; Baltimore, MD; and Boston, MA, with more on the way. Featuring pizzas made exclusively with 00 flour and a variety of creative plant-based toppings, alongside a wine list of exclusively natural wines, Double Zero brings a one-of-a-kind perspective to the world’s most popular food. To learn more, please visit www.matthewkenneycuisine.com/double-zero-locations or on Instagram at @doublezeromk.