Food connects us all. It connects us to each other, to our own pasts and
identities/memories, and to the larger world around us. We can think of these
connections as going both inwards and outwards, so that food can take us into
exploring ourselves as well as the impact that we as individuals might have on other
people, economies, ecologies, and society. Food has been our basic language and the
reason the world connects. It lights up our mood when we are sharing a meal with our
loved ones. It’s a way we have shared foods throughout history and it’s a language that
connects us all. No matter what language we speak Hindi, Chinese, or English we can
stir the pot and cook something that we can all enjoy. Sharing foods and recipes is the
common language we all understand, even dating back in our history when people
were trading spices.
Amjad Khalid is an experienced restaurateur who is the owner and founder of Dough
Central, a top-notch establishment for some of the finest pizza in the city. Located in
Colliers Wood, South London, Dough Central serves great tasting pizza, while adding
in spices from all around the world. Khalid is building off of his successful restaurant,
which was a family-owned Indian restaurant banquet hall that has been booming
since its inception in 2015.
Dough Central is best known for their signature pizzas, they are a reflection of
Khalid’s love of travel, convenience, and great tasting food. The most popular dish at
Dough Central is the Smokehouse pizza, it has ingredients that highlight the flair of
the American Southwest. The pizza has a smokey barbecue base, pepperoni, beef, red
onion, sweetcorn, crispy onions, topped off with a drizzle of barbecue sauce. Another
customer favorite is the Chipotle Ole Pizza, it has some of the best ingredients used in
Mexican cuisine. If you are looking for something more classical, Dough Central has
great subs, such as the Philly Cheesesteak sub, the Charcuterie sub, and the turkey
The waffles are also delicious such as the Oreo Dream Waffle, the Hella Nutella
Waffle, and the Banoffee Pie Waffle. And of course, there is an amazing assortment of
drink options such as white wine, red wine, beer, and cider.
Khalid has been so successful in the restaurant world because he is constantly
innovating by trying to improve the menu at Dough Central. He keeps a close tabs on
what is trending in London, as well as the entire UK. He enjoys switching the base of
the pizza at his restaurant to really draw the attention of his customers. If you are in
South London, stop by Dough Central.