Everyone loves pizza, and even if the pie you eat isn’t the best, it’s still pizza, which sets it far above many other types of food. But before you settle for mediocre delivery, consider some of these top places around town. You can find everything from unusual toppings to genuine New York-style pizza at these places. Once you’ve sampled a slice from any of these, you may find yourself unwilling to ever call a chain for pizza delivery again..

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Brother’s Pizzeria
3820 N. Shepherd Drive
Houston, TX 77018
(713) 692-2020

Brother’s Pizzeria is the go-to place for those seeking an authentic New York pie. The pizzas range from 12 to 18 inches. You have the option to get a whole pie or pizza by the slice. If you don’t know what toppings to have on your pizza, try the Brother’s Special, which includes all of the regular toppings: Canadian bacon, hamburger, pepperoni, onions, mushrooms, peppers, olives and extra cheese. If those aren’t enough, specialty toppings you can also put on your pizza include feta cheese, meatballs, salami, pineapple, chicken, tomato, garlic, spinach or anchovies.
Fuzzy’s Pizza
823 Antoine Drive
Houston, TX 77024
(713) 682-8836

No other pizza place in Houston has pies named for former 41st President George HW Bush and his wife Barbara. The George Bush pizza includes three meats, artichoke hearts, peppers, olives, mushrooms and onions. Barbara Bush’s pie comes with garlic, chicken, spinach, artichokes and mushrooms. These are just two of the specialty pizzas at Fuzzy’s. The restaurant has been in its same location since 1986, and it has become a staple for those in Memorial. Try one of the several signature pies by the slice or order a full 12- or 16-inch pizza.
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Spanky’s Pizza
7210 S. Loop E.
Houston, TX 77087
(713) 643-3867

People on the south side of Houston always suggest Spanky’s Pizza as the best pizza place around. This pizza place offers four different styles of pie: New York, deep dish, original thin and whole wheat. If you want to try this pie for less, go on Mondays or Wednesday nights when pizzas are the daily special deal. Try the Giovanna’s Meatball specialty pizza for an unusual treat that you won’t find elsewhere.
Pink’s Pizza
1403 Heights Blvd.
Houston, TX 77008
(713) 864-7465

Are you craving an apple, gorgonzola and bacon pizza? The place to go for those unusual toppings and many others is one of the six Pink’s Pizza locations. This Houston-only staple makes pizza cool and edgy. All of the pies are hand-tossed, and you can even order gluten-free crust and dairy-free mozzarella. For the most customizable pizza, create your own with any of the 33 toppings at Pink’s Pizza, and if you live near a Pink’s location, you can get your dream pizza delivered.
Frank’s Pizza
417 Travis St.
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 225-5656

For middle-of-the-night pizza cravings, or when you want to get pie after the bars close, check out Frank’s Pizza downtown. This restaurant is open until 3 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights, and while you are at Frank’s, you get free wireless Internet access. The pizzas sold at Frank’s all include house-made sauce and hand-tossed pizza crust and come in sizes from 12 to 18 inches.
Crystal Hessong ia a freelance writer and a lifelong, fourth generation Houstonian. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.