Pizza. The cheesy, gooey, deliciousness that has sustained college students nationwide for decades. But let’s be real. It doesn’t matter if you’re 18 or 98; pizza is amazing. And Boulder definitely delivers in the pizza department.
Whether your goal is to try every pie in town, or you just want a lazy night in where the pizza comes to you, Boulder can satisfy even the strongest cravings. But all pizza is not created equal, so we’ve compiled our picks for the best pizza in Boulder, in no particular order.
By the slice or one of their massive pies (with sizes up to 24”), Cosmos’s is a staple of any pizza connoisseur’s favorites. Its pizza is simple; there’s no need for crazy toppings when the classics are just so darn good. But what it doesn’t offer in off-the-wall toppings it makes up for with its unique, house-made Spicy Ranch. Available in single serving or jar sizes, dipping your slice takes your well-made pizza and adds a special zing that you’ll be hard-pressed to find anywhere else.
A popular stop since 1923 for locals and famous visitors alike, The Sink offers a lot more than pizza, but we wouldn’t recommend missing these slices. Featured on “Diners, Drive-thrus, and Dives,” The Sink’s pizza has earned its fame. The toppings are fresh and delicious, but the crust? It really sets their pies apart. Perfectly crisp on the outside with a soft, but not gooey, interior, it goes above and beyond your average dough. So much so that former President Barack Obama decided to give it a try.
The result? The POTUS, a pizza topped with locally sourced pepperoni, Italian sausage, green peppers, black olives, red onion and mozzarella. You can have your order delivered through HungryBuffs.com, but we recommend visiting – the artwork on the wall is well worth the trip.
New York style, by the slice or by the half or whole pie, delivered or in store. Not many places offer by-the-slice delivery, but that’s not a problem for Boss Lady. And every order comes with “Bossy Sauce” free of charge.
What is Bossy Sauce, you ask? A combination of spicy buffalo sauce and ranch. Boss Lady has a variety of specialty pies, such as the Ron Swanson (think: a meat-lover’s paradise) and the Duncan (with marinara, mozzarella, BBQ chicken and pineapple), to more traditional options such as a supreme. And Boss Lady offers build-your-own options for those who know what they like.
Have a vegan or vegetarian you need to feed? That won’t be a problem. This pizza joint has four cheese-free, vegan specialty pies, with loads of veg options if you want to build your own. Located on University Hill, Boss Lady can get a little busy if classes are in session, but trust us; it’s worth the wait.
A truly customizable pizza place, ordering at PizzaRev is a four-step process. You choose your crust. Then choose your sauce. Choose your cheese. And lastly, your toppings. After all that, the only thing left is to enjoy your personal creation. Yes, it has specialties like Thai chicken and Margherita, but let’s be real. Concocting your own creation is much more fun. PizzaRev is particularly nice for the vegans among us. It offers dairy-free cheese and plant-based sausage, as well as a variety of veggies, sauces and crusts that are gluten-free and vegan. While it doesn’t deliver, PizzaRev a place that anyone can enjoy.
Beau Jo’s “Mountain Pies” are measured the traditional way, by inches, but also by pounds. The largest pie? An impressive five pounds. We’d expect no less from a thick-crust pizza joint that claims to be a homegrown legend.
Doughs sweetened with real honey and made multiple times daily, fresh, never frozen ingredients and a partnership with local high schools make eating a Beau Jo’s an enjoyable meal for both your mouth and your sense of charity.
The menu is Colorado-themed, with three tiers aptly named A Step-Up to the Foothills, High Alpine Choices and From Timberline to the Summit, and contains options such as The Dude Ranch.
This is a pizza experience like no other. It also offers build-your-own options, as well as gluten-free and vegan options. Available in store (2033 Ken Pratt Blvd., Longmont), for pickup and delivery.