Only two short years ago, one could count pizza delivery options in Austin on two hands. The choices were those inedible national chains, or Gatti’s/Austin’s Pizza, and a few others (we still love you Conan’s).
Oh, how the times have changed. With Favor Delivery, pizza is a few clicks away from anywhere that offers take-out. In fact, a large pie from my favorite shop for thin-crust, East Side Pies, was the first Favor order I completed.
I included a few newcomers on the list, so hopefully there are a few places you haven’t tried. Take into consideration that your favorite spot might not be on the list purely because it’s not in the Favor delivery zone. Or it could be that we haven’t tried it! Feel free to hit us up on Facebook with your recommendations.
In no particular order:
When it first opened, one could expect to wait hours to get a table. They’ve recently (and quietly) begun to allow takeout orders. Take advantage. It’s the best neapolitan pie in the city.
Warehouselike beer garden matching house microbrews with pub bites such as pizza & sandwiches.
Pinthouse Pizza is a craft brewpub. Their goal is to serve award-winning beer and amazing pizza in a warm and inviting atmosphere.
7. Spartan Pizza
The trailer-turned-brick and-mortar on East 6th is open until 3am on weekends. Skip that Whataburger line and order from the safety of your own living room.
6. The Backspace
Parkside’s sister restaurant serves up really great wood-fired pies. Pro-tip: Whatever you order, be sure to “put an egg on it.”
5. 40 North
This South First Street newcomer has quickly climbed into our top ten. Try the Hot Honey if you’re into eating things that taste good.
4. East Side Pies
As mentioned above, if you’re a fan of thin-crust, look no further. ESP sources local ingredients whenever possible, and that extra level of care is reflected in the quality of their cracker-thin pies. (Why is this pizza on rocks? I don’t know either)
3. Little Deli & Pizza
This Crestview neighborhood gem gets very little press considering it makes one of the best New York style pies in the city.
2. Homeslice Pizza
Loved by tourists and locals alike, no list would be complete without a nod to Homeslice. They also take the cake (pie?) for the most often Favor-ed pizza joint in Austin.
1. Via 313
Before you say, “but I don’t like deep-dish pizza,” let me comment that I didn’t either until I tried Via 313. Furthermore, I haven’t met a person who has tried it that hasn’t fallen in love.
Want to find out if you’re in Favor’s delivery zone? Check out the map.