BEST PIZZA Minneapolis 2005 - Galactic Pizza
2917 Lyndale Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55408
Galactic Pizza's slogan is "Pizza with a conscience," and, boy, do they mean it. Tucked in a tiny storefront on Lyndale just north of Lake alongside flash-in-the-pan hipster shops and trendy dining establishments that will feel outdated by the year 2006, this pie shop has a checkerboard floor and the future in mind. When weather permits, drivers in kitschy, futuristic superhero uniforms deliver your vegan pizza (or any other pizza) in a tiny electric car; the store runs entirely on renewable wind energy; all of the pizza packaging is made from recycled materials or is 100 percent biodegradable; and the mozzarella cheese comes from cows that have never been injected with icky growth hormones. On top of that, pizza lovers don't have to settle for the traditional tomato-based sauces if they don't want to. These space cadets anoint their delicious pizzas with one of ten different condiments, including hemp pesto, Thai peanut, and creamy tomato-vodka sauces. But lest you think Galactic's vision is, umm, pie-in-the-sky, take a moment to digest their vision statement while devouring a slice of Paul Bunyan pizza loaded with wild rice and bison sausage: "Imagine what the world would be like if every store, corporation, etc. were run this way."