We can thank Italian immigrants for bringing pizza to the United States. Baked bread with toppings has been around since 10,000 BC. Over time, it has developed and traveled to countries all over the world! As a now favorite American dish, celebrate National Pizza Party Day this Friday, May 21st!
Make your own pizza here at Union Wharf, throw your own party, or go for a pizza crawl and search for the best pizza places in Baltimore.
Here are a few places to order in or take out to make your May 21st unforgettable:
HomeSlyce, Canton, South Baltimore, Mt. Vernon, and JHU
At this premier pizza destination, they offer tons of awesome pizza toppings and combinations. Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza, Chicken Pesto, or Spinach and Artichoke are only a few of the possibilities you can try at HomeSlyce.
Matthew’s Pizza, Canton
Established in 1943, there is a history of flavor at Matthew’s Pizza. Voted as Baltimore’s Best Pizza in 2019 by the Baltimore Sun, don’t miss out on appetizers like homemade meatballs and crab bruschetta paired with thin or thick-crusted pizza! The Great White, a pizza with sweet onions and hand-grated mozzarella and Reggiano cheese, will cure all of your pizza cravings. Or, stay classic with a Margherita or 3 cheese pie.
Joe Squared, Station North
Open for delivery and carryout, purchase a veggie, four cheese, mushroom lovers, or greek pizza for your party! There is something for everyone at Joe Squared — they offer gluten-free and vegan menus as well! Seafood lovers, a pizza covered in roasted garlic cream, basil, spinach, shrimp, crab, calamari, mozzarella, provolone, and cheddar cheese, is just one example of the delicious and deluxe menu.
Underground Pizza Kitchen, Downtown
If you like Detroit Style Pizza, the Underground Pizza Kitchen is your place! With 2 and 1/2 pounds of dough and cheese, you will not find a better, thicker crust in Baltimore. Check out their specialty pies like the Tiger King, complete with bacon, spicy Italian sausage, and pepperoni with red sauce and a drizzle of hot honey, and The Jawn, a cheesesteak pizza.
Verde’s pizza is a thin, authentic Italian pie. Try a Pizze Speciale, like Troppe Carne (tomato sauce, homemade mozzarella, sausage, prosciutto cotto, spicy soppressata, prosciutto di parma) or try Pizze Blanche like Funghetto (homemade mozzarella, mushrooms, arugula, basil, parmigiano reggiano, truffle oil). These deluxe pizzas are to die for!
BOP: Brick Oven Pizza, Fell’s Point
Featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, you too can try out the Mac-n-Cheese Pizza just like Guy Fieri! And there are more specialty pizzas where that came from, like Meat Lovers, Just About Everything, Garden Medley, and Pizza Cheese Steak…just to name a few. BOP pizza right here in Fells Point is a great place to spend your National Pizza Party Day!
Johnny Rad’s Pizzeria Tavern, Fell’s Point
Tickle your taste buds with these starters at Johnny Rad’s Pizzeria Tavern: Risotto balls, black bean hummus, and fried edamame. Once you have gotten your hunger going, prepare for some delightfully rich pizza. BBQ Chicken, Hosoi Hawaiian Style, and your classic cheese and pepperoni are waiting to be enjoyed by you, your family, and friends on National Pizza Party Day!
Enjoy Your Pizza!
After May 21, you may just wish National Pizza Party Day was every day with so many amazing pizza places in Baltimore!