Cambridge Bring Your Own Bag Ordinance – Coming Soon!

The City of Cambridge has passed a city-wide ordinance to encourage customers of retail and food service establishments to bring their own reusable bags for shopping throughout the city.  The ordinance goes into effect March 31, 2016.  The new rules affect ALL businesses.  (Only businesses who have an excessive back-stock of non-compliant bags will be eligible for an exemption.)

Information about the ordinance is at the city’s website here:

So what does this mean at The Just Crust?


We already use compliant bags – we don’t offer plastic bags (completely banned under the new rules) and our take-out bags are 100% recyclable paper and at least 40% post-consumer recycled content, meeting the thresholds for compliance under the new ordinance.  After March 31, we will be using non-handled bags, which are technically not subject to the ordinance, but we intend to continue to do our part to minimize their usage and encourage our customers to bring their own reusable bags.  We will not be charging for these bags, as they are not the handled bags covered by the ordinance.

We currently do our best to discourage excessive use of take-out bags.  For instance, if you order a salad or sandwich to go, we won’t give you a bag unless you specifically request one.  When delivering large orders, we rarely use bags unless the customer requests flatware and napkins (which we only provide on request).  We will be transporting large orders using reusable bags.

After March 31, if you are placing a take-out order over the phone, we will ask you if you can bring your own bags to pick up your order, in the spirit of the ordinance.  We appreciate your understanding.  If you have any questions, please send them to us at



The Just Crust’s owner, Shannon Liss-Riordan in the news

Our owner, Shannon Liss-Riordan, is shaking up the on-demand economy and continuing her fight for workers’ rights from here to California and back.  Check out this article:

and a feature in the Jan/Feb issue of Mother Jones:

We are proud to be the living example of Shannon’s principles in action!

-The Just Crust Team

New Year – Winter Hours

Happy 2016!

We are making minor changes to our closing hours for the winter months.  We will be closing at 9:00PM Sunday through Thursday and at 9:30PM on Friday and Saturday.

Delivery will still be available 5PM – 9PM nightly except for Mondays.  Lunch delivery is still available Monday through Friday from 11:30AM – 2PM.  Special delivery outside of these hours is also still available for catering orders of $100 or more.

We had a wonderful 2015 serving the Cambridge community and we’re excited for the opportunity to provide you with delicious food and excellent service in 2016!


Holiday Catering!

Happy Holiday Season from all of us at The Just Crust!

beets saladspear salad  hummus platter


We can cater your holiday gatherings all season long!  See our catering menu at and use the tabs to explore the menu or you can download the menu as a PDF by clicking below:

Fall 2015 Catering Menu PDF Print

If you have any special requests or want to know if we can make something specifically tailored to meet your needs, just ask!  Email Chef Joaquim at with any catering questions!  Please keep in mind that we will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day when making your catering plans.


Changes to our Online Ordering

As of Monday, 11/16/15, we will no longer be accepting orders through GrubHub.  For fastest service, please call us at 617-497-4111 to place your delivery* or take-out orders.  You can also send orders to us at  Please note that email orders will receive a phone call or email response as quickly as possible, but you should not consider your order confirmed until you hear back from us and a phone call is usually the quickest way to get your order confirmed and placed in our queue.


*Delivery is available for orders of $25 or more Mon.-Fri. 11:30AM-2PM and Tues.-Sun. 5PM-9PM.  We do not offer Monday night delivery.  Catering orders of $100 or more may be eligible for delivery 7 days and nights per week, with at least 24 hours notice.

November Update: Gift Certificates, Holiday Hours and More!

Fall is in full swing at The Just Crust, with tasty seasonal specials available daily.  Our frequent trips to local farms have provided Chef Joaquim with plenty of inspiration (and fresh produce).  Look for frequently changing slice and pie specials along with hot and delicious soups.  Our craft beer selection also changes with the season; check out the chalkboards for what’s new! 

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The upcoming holidays are a great time to support The Just Crust by giving your friends and family Gift Certificates for the holidays or for any occasion.  We can sell them in any dollar amount and they can be purchased at the counter from our cashiers.

****November Holiday Hours****

Open Regular Hours on Veterans Day, November 11, 2015.

Closed on Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 2015.  

We will be open regular hours on the day before and the days after Thanksgiving and we hope to see you, your families and your friends over the holiday period.  For those of you traveling during this time, we wish you safe and happy travels and we’ll see you upon your return!


Brattle Film Members get 15% off at The Just Crust

The Brattle Theatre has THE ticket this weekend – the entire Mad Max Saga on the big screen, and what better to pair with a post-Apocalyptic film than pre-movie Pizza and Beer? Brattle Film Society members get 15% off at The Just Crust!*

Brattle Theatre's photo.
*(15% off Food only.  Cannot be combined with any other discount, offer, or promotion.)

October Update

September was a great month at The Just Crust!  We have been so happy to set up standing Catering accounts with many of our loyal customers at Harvard and MIT and in the business commKiller Ham Sandwichunity, and look forward to continuing to serve them throughout the coming term and beyond.  We hope that if you haven’t yet considered ordering from us for your academic department, business meeting, study group, or gathering, you call or email us with any questions or to receive a quote for a potential order.  We can handle all types of orders and appreciate your consideration.  Email or call (617) 497-4111 for more information.

**Keep an eye out for upcoming Catering Promotions – we’re working on some Holiday Offers!**

Chef Joaquim’s new menu is being met with positive reviews.  We encourage feedback and appreciate any comments you’re willing to share.  Please email us at with any and all reviews, concerns, or otherwise.  We promise to respond as soon as possible and do our best to satisfy you!

We have partnered with the Brattle Theatre’s membership program.  If you become a Brattle Theatre member, we offer a 15% discount off your food purchase when you show us your current membership card (cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion).  Go to for membership details and to join.


Cheers to an awesome October.  We look forward to sharing it with all of you!







A Note to our Vegetarian Customers

It was recently brought to our attention by a concerned customer that we may be misleading vegetarian diners by lableling our pizzas vegetarian-friendly.  This customer pointed out that many commercially produced cheeses use rennet, an animal-derived coagulating agent, in production.  We did research on every cheese that we currently use and found that all of them use non-animal derived coagulants with one significant exception.  Our Parmesan cheese *DOES* use rennet in the production process.  We normally bake added Parmesan cheese into all of our pizza crusts for added flavor and texture, unless a guest informs us of a dairy allergy.  If you wish to eliminate the Parmesan cheese from your pizza, PLEASE INFORM THE PERSON TAKING YOUR ORDER.  We appreciate your understanding and sincerely apologize for any unintentionally misleading information prior to now.