Kerdoni’s pizzas – spoilt for choice


Vegans and vegetarians living in Bloemfontein are fortunate to have a restaurant like Kerdoni’s on their doorstep, because the eatery not only has a great selection of woodfired pizzas on their menu but they also mindful of those who don’t eat meat or dairy products.

Says owner Tharien Barnard: “We are conscious that not everyone eats meat and/or dairy so we use a cashw nut cream cheese for our vegan pizzas and we also make a gluten-free option in which the base is made with cauliflower and a rice/potato/tapioca/chickpea flour.”

A glance at the extensive menu shows a choice of over 35 different pizza toppings, from regulars such as Regina, Margarita and Hawaiian to more mouthwatering offerings like Pollo Rizo (chicken, chorizo, red pepper, dried cranberries and rocket), Caribbean (cranberry base, bacon, camembert cheese and rocket) and best-seller Bertie, which has a chutney base and is topped with fillet, bacon, mushroom, feta, peppadew and garlic.

Kerdoni’s also serves burgers, ribs and seafood as well as a range of scrumptious pasta dishes and salads.

But it is their pizzas that keep customers coming back for more and why they have entered this year’s Porcupine Ridge Pizzeria Challenge.

“We are very keen to make it into the Top 10 this year and have the Free State represented in the competition,” says Barnard. “Now all we need to do is keep making and serving the best pizzas and encourage our clientele to vote for us.”

We asked Barnard a few more questions …

What makes your pizzas so special?

Woodfire makes the biggest difference. Our combinations are unique with not only a tomato base as an option, but also cranberry, cream cheese, sweet chilli or chutney as alternatives.

What is your definition of a good pizza?

Thin-based with good helping of good mozzarella

What are your favourite toppings on a pizza?

Blue cheese, green pepper and fillet or chorizo

Is there anything that never be on a pizza?

Nope – we even do a chocolate pizza as a dessert

What wine do you drink when eating a pizza?

That depends on the topping and the time of day, but mostly a red such as a Merlot or Shiraz

The Porcupine Ridge Pizzeria Challenge runs from July 1 through September 30, 2022, with the Top 10 announced in mid-October. The challenge is open to any restaurant offering pizza on their menu and holding a valid liquor license.
Point-of-sale can be found at participating restaurants with a QR code prompting diners to the voting platform. For more information and to vote via the website visit:
Each week, one lucky voter will be drawn to win a case of mixed wine from Porcupine Ridge and an EarthFire Pizza Stone & Cutter. One grand prizewinner, drawn at the end of the challenge, will receive wine from Porcupine Ridge, an EarthFire Pizza Oven and pizza to the value of R2,000 from their favourite restaurant.

For more on Porcupine Ridge visit:

Kerdoni’s Restaurant can be found at Shop 1 A, Baysvillage, cnr Milner/Waverley Rd., Bayswater, Bloemfontein, Freestate. Telephone (051) 436 6347 for bookings. For more, visit or go to their Facebook page at

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