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There’s a national holiday for everything now but National Pizza Day has to be the most drool-worthy holiday. Celebrated each year on February 9, it’s a day to worship Chicago, Detroit, and New York style, thin crust, deep dish, and everything in between. And when you head out to dig into that big pizza pie, you want the whole fam to enjoy.
Here are seven kid-friendly pizza joints where you can celebrate National Pizza Day.
Home Slice Pizza
With two locations, South Congress and North Loop, you can indulge in their New York-style pizza wherever you live in Austin. This neighborhood pizza joint offers pizza, sandwiches, and salads, for takeout or dine in. While they don’t have a kids specific menu, you can order pizza by the slice for the picky eaters in your family. Home Slice also provides dough for kids or have them play ping-pong in the back while you wait. If you dine at the Congress location, Amy’s Ice Cream is down the road to bargain good behavior. The 53rd Street offers tunnels and turf for the littles to explore, modeled after a playground in Washington Square.
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Little Deli & Pizzeria
This gem has been serving Austin for nearly two decades with amazing pizza, hand-crafted sandwiches, and more. At their Crestview location, kids can run around outside in their picnic area while the adults B.Y.O.B. Little Deli just opened up a second location in Windsor Park that features a much larger dining room than their original location, while still letting you bring in your own booze. No kids menu but pizza by the slice is an option at both spots.
Austin’s Park ‘n Pizza
16231 North Interstate Highway 35
While it’s not technically in Austin, Austin’s Park n’ Pizza is worth the drive to Pflugerville. Yes there’s pizza, but it’s much more than that. Kids (and adults!) can choose from 12 indoor and outdoor activities like go-karts, bowling, laser tag, and arcade games. When you finally work up an appetite, head to their all-you-can-eat buffet featuring salads, pizzas, desserts, and more. For $32.95 per person, you have unlimited attractions and unlimited pizza.
Toss Pizzeria & Pub
Toss features gigantic 20-inch New York-style pizzas with a Texas twist, like their pizza with smoked brisket from Terry Black’s, pickles, onions, and BBQ sauce. Toss has two locations, one off South First and another off Bee Caves. Both locations feature spacious patios with astro turf and yard games so the kids can play while you relax. Their Bee Cave location has a kids menu featuring spaghetti and meatballs, chicken tenders, and pizza, of course, which is half price on Wednesdays!
Austin Pizza Garden
Austin Pizza Garden is the perfect place to take the kids, meet up with friends, and just hang out. Open since 1994, this family owned and operated establishment serves their delicious pizza out of their 100 year-old historic landmark. The restaurant features a giant outdoor patio with a small playground for your kids to work up an appetite. Once they have, they can order fun dishes like the Noodle Pie which comes with mac and cheese, bacon, and Canadian bacon. Or try the PB&J Pizza with peanut butter and grape jelly!
East Side Pies
If you’re looking for some fun, funky toppings, head to East Side Pies. Their menu is broken down by type of sauce: Traditional Marinara (Red), Chimichurri, Olive Oil, Ricotta, Black Bean, and Pesto Sauce. While there’s not a kids menu specifically, your picky (or curious) eaters are sure to find a pie that they like. Some locations will have more seating, while their east side location is more or a food truck setup.
If you’re looking for fast, great quality pizza, head to this chain. Since Austin has six MOD Pizza locations, you’re bound to have one close to you. This restaurant is great for kiddos and adults because all pizzas are personal sized. Kids can feel like they’re creating their own, while you can still eat what you want on your pizza. Their most common size is the 11-inch pizza, but they also offer their mini pizza, a six-inch pizza, for those light eaters.
Featured photo courtesy of Little Deli & Pizzeria.
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