Where to Eat in Austin Right Now
The gist: Austin’s beloved pizza joint has finally reopened after a year and a half out of the picture, and fans have been savoring their pies like a long-awaited Adele record.
The food: Pizza toppings may seem a little on the quirky side, but trust us, they work. There’s the sweet and spicy Hot Honey, laden with tomato sauce, ricotta, Grana Padano, Salumeria Biellese Coppa, fresno peppers, and Mike’s Hot Honey, and the Kale, with mozzarella and house sausage, plus a funky LA BBQ collaboration called the Spicy Pickle, piled with mozzarella, Fontina Fontal, Grana Padano, LA BBQ pickles, pickled garlic, fresno peppers, and fresh dill. 40 North recently launched a natural wine list so add a bottle of Pinot to the mix while you’re at it.
The cost: Pizzas $10.40 - $18.40, salads $11.40, sweets $7.40 - $8.40, wine by the glass $10 - $12.
The Absolute Best Pizza in Austin
Among the traffic-packed streets of North Lamar, the blue-striped umbrella deck and outdoor area of 40 North pops up like an easygoing European respite. And while the breezy Mediterranean atmosphere mirrors the Neapolitan-style of pies they sling, their unique topping combinations are anything but traditional. Consider the Dandelion, which delicately balances dandelion greens and onion jam with savory slices of pancetta. For an even more curious creation, go with the Spicy Pickle Pizza, a collaboration with La Barbecue that combines pickles (yes, pickles), spicy peppers, fresh dill, and thick slices of garlic which, somehow, work really, really well together.