Oath Is Now Open in Cambridge with Cape Cod Potato Chip Pizza and More
The Central Square pizzeria is the Boston startup’s new flagship.
If back-to-school time has you stressing out, take comfort in this new junk food: Oath Craft Pizza’s Mr. Crunch, a white pizza topped with ham, cheese, and crushed Cape Cod potato chips.
The new seasonal special debuted this week at the latest Oath, now open in Central Square. It will eventually roll out at all Oath locations, and it begins a new fundraising tradition for the Nantucket-born startup: 10 percent of sales of Mr. Crunch and all future seasonal pies will be donated to the Nantucket Project, an annual conference on-island that supports socially conscious leadership.
Mr. Crunch tops Oath’s signature, crispy crust—hand-stretched thin, and seared in avocado oil—with crème fraîche ricotta sauce, smoked ham, Gruyère, and crushed Cape Cod potato chips, “a fun nod to their New England roots,” per a press release.
Oath started as a seasonal shop on Straight Wharf, opened inside South Station in 2015, and is now fueled by more than $16 million in series B funding to continue expanding around Boston. It has locations in Coolidge Corner, Chestnut Hill, and Davis Square, and has spots in the works in Fenway, and Fairfax, Virginia. Oath just moved its headquarters to City Hall Plaza, too.
The Central Square location is its new flagship: the largest so far, at 2,000 square feet, and the first to open with a new culinary team including consultant Suzanne Lenzer and chef Mike Hazen. Lenzer, a food stylist, recipe developer, and cookbook author, worked with Mark Bittman for many years “as the woman behind the food that appears in his columns and videos.” Hazen’s two-decade culinary career includes executive chef roles with Starr Restaurants, the Bareclona Wine Bar group, Barteca, and more.
The restaurant, located next door to the newest Saloniki Greek in the Maya Lin-designed building on Mass. Ave., seats 39. The Revamp Interior Design-led space features a custom mural by Young Jerks creative studio. It carries Oath’s full menu of craft pizzas, “classics,” and build-your-own “selfies,” salads, dessert pizzas, artisan sodas, craft beers, and wines, including a couple on tap.
To celebrate its latest pizzeria, Oath is hosting a party there all day on Thursday, September 7, with live music, and a slew of local vendor partners on site serving sips and snacks. Hang out with Narragansett Creamery, Vermont Smoke and Cure, Farmer Willie’s Craft Ginger Beer, Gotham Project Wines, Allagash Brewing Co., Cape Cod Potato Chips, FoMu Ice Cream, and more—plus, pizzas will be half-price.
Oath Pizza is open in Central Square from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. every day.
Oath Craft Pizza, 181 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square, Cambridge, 617-665-5351, 276 Harvard St., Brookline, 617-860-6538, and other locations, oathpizza.com.