Are you surprised that Austin, of all places, has some great pizza shops? Of course you’re not. Forgive us for asking. How about we go get a slice of pizza and talk it over at one of these places?
East Side Pies
Thin crust makes a pizza a thing of beauty to talk about forever. And East Side Pies has the thinnest crust in the whole city. They also have a variety of sauces for the adventurous (like the Fast Pie, which has spinach curry sauce, sausage, and feta cheese). But don’t worry, you can still get a red sauce pizza any time you want.
Everybody from Austin knows about Home Slice Pizza. Or at least they should. This South Congress landmark is a must-visit stop if you’re looking in or visiting Austin, and it’s a should-have-already-been stop if you live here. And if you hate the lines to get some pizza here? Go next door to More Home Slice. Same place, same pie, just 20 feet over.
People talk about New York pizza, but the real deal is Jersey pizza, even when they do it Texas-style. Ranging from the traditional to the gourmet (you haven’t lived until you put Anjou pear and gorgonzola on a pizza), this is likely to become the favorite joint of most people reading this. And for once, you can enjoy a real slice of Jersey, free of the stereotypes and reality TV bull.
Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co.
Yes, technically, this place boasts about its craft beer selection, but it absolutely is one of the best pizza purveyors in Austin. And since beer and pizza go so well together, what better place to pair the two? Yes, they will offer suggestions. Yes, you should listen.
Not just a deli (though their sandwiches are pretty sensational). This North Austin stalwart sells a basic pizza that fits its New York stylings and is sure to be a favorite if you’re in the neighborhood. But it’s not easy to find, so make sure you have GPS on when you go.