Texans love their pizza pie as much as any other individual in this great Nation, but here in the Lone Star State we have always prided ourselves on doing things better, and more importantly, bigger.
So, take a culinary road trip with us as we explore the 10 best pizzas that Texas has to offer, from the classic pepperoni to a couple Mexican-American fusion delights, and pretty much everything in-between, it is no shocker that Texas knows how to make some delicious pizza.
1. Austin: The Pork Belly Carbonara Pizza at Toss
Toss just recently opened deep in the heart of Austin, Texas and serves up several spectacularly topped New York-style pizzas, but my most favorite pizza in the great state of Texas is their pork belly carbonara pizza.
Y'all, this pizza is topped with pork two ways, pork belly and pancetta, perfectly cooked eggs with yolky centers, and a velvety Romano cream sauce. Just writing about this pizza makes me want to order one.
2. Houston: The White Pizza at Luigi's Pizzeria
With two locations in the Houston-area, one in Midtown and one in Bellaire, Luigi's Pizzeria is a must-stop destination whenever you find yourself in the Bayou City. Or, just have your pippin' hot pizza delivered; they offer free delivery on purchases of $20 or more, you just can't beat a deal like that.
Their white pizza is the stuff of flavor-magic with creamy alfredo sauce and fresh, sliced mushrooms. This pizza oozes with devious culinary excitement and a super thin crust to sink your teeth into. Mangia!
3. Dallas: The Prosciutto Pizza at Pie Tap Pizza Workshop + Bar Henderson
Pie Tap prides itself on its dual fire burning ovens that cook their pizza crusts to that tantalizing, crunchy-crack we all crave. Their prosciutto pizza is one to write home about with savory-sweet flavors of dates, rich prosciutto, the spicy kick of arugula, bursts of balsamic-goodness, toasty pistachios, creamy ricotta, and luscious parmigiana-reggiano.
Though this article is about pizza, I must mention their fresh, hand-made pasta, because if you aren't too distracted by their scrumptious pies, you should consider ordering some of their pasta.
4. Marfa: Build Your Own Pizza at Pizza Foundation
At Pizza Foundation they want you to run with whatever your tummy desires by building your own pizza magnificence. They do suggest limiting your toppings to four or less to ensure pizza crust perfection.
All I know is I like lots of jalapeños on just about anything I put in my mouth and at this West Texas eatery they deliver on whatever your imagination can conjure up.
5. El Paso: The Mexican Meat Lovers Pizza at Coco.Miel
Mexico meets Italy in this mashup of pizza pie perfection at Coco.Miel. All the best things in life are piled high on this pie. With a base of chipotle sauce, zesty chorizo, pepperoni, crispy bacon, and topped with chilies and creamy avocado slices, this pizza is stuff any Texan's dreams are made of.
Pair your pizza with one of their seasonal beers off their extensive beer menu and remember Coco loves you.
6. Fort Worth: The Burrata Mozzarella Pizza at Thirteen Pies
I have a serious weakness for anything with burrata mozzarella and basil pesto on it, so this pizza at Thirteen Pies makes my heart go pitter-patter with pure happiness. This pippin' hot pie comes to you covered in a tomato sauce, oven-dried sweet tomatoes, and a zesty of pop of basil pesto slathered on top of creamy cheesy-goodness---yum!
Be sure to pair your pizza with one of their artisan cocktails, I suggest the easy rye'der with rye whiskey, a house-made pecan syrup, and peach bitters all swizzled together and served over ice.
7. Corpus Christi: The Brooklyn Bomber Pizza at Authentic New York Pizza
At Authentic New York Pizza, their mantra is pile your pie sky-high with any topping you can dream-up. Jalapeños, fresh mushrooms, savory sausage, crunchy bacon, onions, pepperoni, and much more is loaded on a deliciously crusty pizza that is ready to be devoured by any hungry Texan.
This pizza is as big as Texas itself and is sure to be worth a trip down to Corpus Christi for some fun in the sun and a couple slices of this masterpiece.
8. Lubbock: The Americana Pizza at West Crust
This pizza plays off the rich meaty flavors of pepperoni and the smoky sweetness of poblano peppers to create the best way to enjoy the delightful fusion of Mexico and the United States.
With two locations in Lubbock, at West Crust they believe in pairing your pizza pie with a perfectly crafted soda pop. Crème soda, root beer, orange soda, grape soda, or ginger ale, these effervescent beverages are the best way to quench your thirst as your munch.
9. San Antonio: The Mediterranean Pizza at Guillermo's
Located in downtown San Antonio, Guillermo's is the best place to fuel up after visiting the Alamo and all the other various historic Texan attractions.
Their Mediterranean pizza is topped with various fresh vegetables, black and green olives, basil, rich feta cheese, and meaty pepperoni, for delicious pizza with some health benefits. Be sure to pair yours with their pasta salad for an added tasty treat.
10. New Braunfels: The Pepperoni Pizza at New York Pizza Pub
For the best pepperoni pizza in Texas head on down to New York Pizza Pub for their take on this classic pie. Loved by locals and tourists alike, it is no secret that this pepperoni pizza is slathered in melty cheese, spicy pepperoni, and baked to perfection on a hand-tossed crust.
Be sure to get the garlic knots, which are balls of their fresh dough smothered in rich and zesty garlic butter--they are decadent treat that will enrich your whole pizza pie experience.
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