We can probably all agree that pizza is one of the best foods to ever be invented. It’s the perfect meal for a group, if you can all decide on what toppings to get. Whether you’re a fan of thin crust or deep dish, Chicago or Brooklyn style, or just your regular hand tossed with cheese, we’ve got the ultimate pizza bucket list that you’re sure to love.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. Fleur de Lis Pizza
Fleur de Lis Pizza has been serving the Baton Rouge community since 1946, and many residents will tell you this is the best pizza in the world. Just remember to bring cash, they don’t accept credit cards (although there is an ATM inside). Located at 5655 Government Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70806.
2. Pizza Domenica
Delicious wood fired gourmet pizzas with a unique mix of toppings. How about a mushroom pizza with yard eggs? Or their spring onion pizza, with black pepper ricotta, hazelnuts, and honey? Step outside your pizza comfort zone and you'll thank us later. Located at 4933 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70115.
Italian pizzas with a Cajun twist (obviously, I mean, they’re in the heart of Cajun Country!) They’re always coming up with new specialty pizzas that are a big hit. Featured above is their Jacque Boudreaux Pizza, a crawfish, shrimp and crab meat pizza. YUM! Located at 305 Bertrand Drive, Lafayette, LA 70506.
4. G’s Pizza
Delicious pizzas you’re sure to love. Check their website for daily specials! Located at 4840 Bienville Street, New Orleans, LA 70119.
5. LIT Pizza
This awesome little pizza joint serves blast fired pizzas around. Crispy, crispy (so nice we said it twice!) crust with some amazing toppings. Are you ready to get LIT? Located at 3930 Burbank Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70808.
6. McClain’s Pizzeria
Crispy crust, fresh ingredients, wonderful customer service. It doesn’t get much better than that! Make sure you sit outside, the views of the lake are lovely! Located at 115 Girod Street, Mandeville, LA 70448.
7. Pizza Artista
Become your own pizza artist and build your own pizza from scratch, or select one of their specialty pizzas. Our recommendation is the Boucherie: A Boudin and Cracklin pizza with Steen’s Syrup. Or if you wanted to create your own pizza, with 80 different toppings to choose from, you’ll just have to come back again and again to try all the combinations. Located at 5409 Johnston Street, Lafayette, LA 70503.
8. Pizza Man
If you grew up in the area, you probably have fond memories of standing at the window as a child, watching them throwing the dough into the air, making the pizzas right before your eyes. Established in 1976, generations of families have shared a slice together at this Covington landmark. Located at 1248 N. Collins Blvd, Covington, LA 70433.
9. Redfish Pizza Co.
With 17 years of experience under their belt, you KNOW they know how to make pizza. They hand make their dough and shred their own mozzarella cheese every morning, which really makes the difference. Located at 224 S Hollywood Rd, Houma, Louisiana 70360.
They’ve got some amazingly unique specialty pizzas, as well as the classics everyone loves. They also have live music on the weekends so be sure to follow them on Facebook to stay up to date on the latest news! Located at 313 Desoto Street, Alexandria, LA 71301.
11. Frank’s Pizza Napoletana
Frank’s specializes in making pizza in the old world style of Naples. Their wood fired oven was made in Napoli using bricks from the volcanic material of Mount Vesuvius (how cool is that?) Their dedication to the craft of pizza making puts them ahead of most, and if you’ve ever eaten here, you can taste the difference. Located at 6950 Fern Avenue, Shreveport, LA 71105.
12. Mid City Pizza
Using only the freshest ingredients, these pizzas are made with love and they’re certainly a community favorite. Located at 4400 Banks Street, New Orleans, LA 70119, and they recently (as in, earlier this week) opened up a second location at 6307 S. Miro Street in New Orleans)
13. Pop N Pizza
The ultimate comfort food. They’re known for their "injected breadsticks", filled with cheese and then topped with even more cheese. Practically perfect in every way! Located at 504 E. Kings Hwy, Shreveport, LA 71105.
14. Roma Italian Bistro
This family owned and operated Italian Bistro will quickly become your new favorite spot. Roma’s has locations in Ruston, Shreveport, Minden, and West Monroe.
15. Wildwood Pizza
It’s not a pizza bucket list unless you try a slice from the only authentic wood-fired pizza oven in central Louisiana! Located at 1260 Texas Ave, # H, Alexandria, Louisiana 71301.