Food – Tricycle Pizza

Business: Tricycle Pizza

Everyone’s Harvest Market Days: Mondays in Pacific Grove

Products: Hand crafted wood fired artisan pizza

City Business Production is Conducted: Monterey, CA

People: Danica Alvarado is a vibrant, kind, and passionate addition to the market. Her business brings her joy because she loves feeding people! Whether it be a private dinner, or at the Market, Danica loves it when people are extremely satisfied with the taste and quality of her pizzas. Try the fennel sausage pizza, it’s her favorite! Also at the market is Danica’s identical twin sister, Erica who has always had a passion for pizza and enjoys helping her sister. Karina, another sister can be seen at the market along with the ladies parents Maria and Juan. 

Business History:  Launched in May 2012, Tricycle Pizza does catering and private or public events in addition to the farmers market. They bring the kitchen on site, baking fresh pizza for parties and events. The idea for a mobile pizza oven came to Danica when she realized she wanted to participate at farmers markets and she had a passion for making pizzas. The puzzle pieces just fell together, she found a woodfired oven, and the business has just taken off from there!

Sourcing: Danica believes in purchasing locally and seasonally for her vegetables whenever possible. She buys from local farmers markets often.

Personal Note: When you are talking to Danica, it is apparent she wears her heart on her sleeve when it comes to food. She strives to convey respect and love for cooking and the wellness of people around her through her pizza production.

What motivates you to do this work? Seeing customer satisfaction pleases Danica a lot. She says she, “loves it when people come back to tell me it’s the best pizza they’ve had! This feedback is reassuring and encouraging!”

To Contact: 831-594-8870