If you ask what foods I like to eat, I would say Chinese, Thai, Latin and my all time favorite, Italian! So, let me tell you about my favorite pizza joint Tour De Pizza! Originally from the Boston area, I know delicious pizza. Whether it’s thick pan or thin crust, it doesn’t matter to me, as long as it tastes good. I could eat it every day, but I do have to keep my figure 🙂
Did you know, that “pizza can be healthy food and you can lose weight from eating it?” That’s what pizza joint owner Matt McClellan of Tour De Pizza says. A cyclist himself, he founded the company in 2008. He biked from Saint Petersburg Florida to New York in 2010, to highlight that pizza can be healthy. He’s been recognized all over the country including the UK and India for his pizza diet.
Tucked away in a corner in the Northeast Shopping Center in St. Pete, FL, this little pizza joint offers Dine-in, Take-out and Delivery. With a variety of menu selection items such as; pizza, subs, starters, breakfast and Add-ons it’s become my favorite spot for a pizza. It’s environment is comfortable, family friendly, has fast service and their pizza is mouthwatering delicious!! It’s ranked #46 of 714 restaurants in the Saint Petersburg area by TripAdvisor.
As you enter, you can smell the aroma of the different types of pizza Tour De Pizza makes. What makes this pizza joint distinctive from others, is that Matt has incorporated his passion of cycling into the decor. On the walls, you will notice different touring bike frames and race memorabilia from Matt’s achievements and stories behind Tour De Pizza.
Tour De Pizza offers everything from Build Your Own to Buffalo Chicken Pizza. There are several signature pies to choose from and each one is unique. My personal favorite is “The Superman”, which includes Pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms, black olives, green peppers and onions. They also offer vegetarian options and even selections with fruit as toppings.
All of Tour De Pizza’s signature pies are also available for Take and Bake. You can have your pizza freshly prepared and packaged for you uncooked to take home and bake at your convenience. The instructions are included and its simple! I’ve done this many times and it is just as delicious from your own oven.