California Pizza Kitchen’s Take and Bake Pizza Review

I randomly checked my spam email and discovered a GrubHub coupon for a FREE California Pizza Kitchen Take and Bake Pizza with at $15+ purchase plus free delivery (while supplies last). I may eat at CPK three times a year and only aware of their frozen pizzas at grocery stores. So, the option to get one of their pizzas ready to bake delivered to my home fascinated me. Let’s be honest, FREE fascinated me more. Props to GrubHub and their email headline suckering me into craving pizza.

CPK had several Take and Bake options on the menu but only three options were included in the free offer—BBQ chicken pizza $16.49, pepperoni $15.99, and cheese $14.99. Since the BBQ chicken option was the most expensive, I decided to go with that.

I didn’t know what to expect when it arrived, but I was pleasantly surprised.

I don’t know if CPK’s Take and Bake pizza is the equivalent or larger than the restaurant pizza, but this was big enough for two people. You have to bake the pizza within 48 hours of purchase and baking instructions were included. Instructions may vary based on what you order, but the BBQ chicken pizza required baking at 450 degrees for 7-10 minutes. The order also came with a small container of BBQ sauce and a side of cilantro for garnish.

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It turned out fantastic! Maybe it was because it was fresh,  I was hungry, or because free food tastes good.

With that being said, I wouldn’t purchase CPK’s Take and Bake pizzas due to the price. Although CPK has fresher ingredients, if I want to order a quick pizza, Dominos and Pizza Hut are cheaper. I can also purchase ingredients to make my own.

If you’re a CPK lover, I would highly recommend checking your local GrubHub to see if the coupon is available in your area.