Not all of us are like the Old Man in A Christmas Story; we aren't all turkey fiends. Some of us are happy to have it once a year and then forget the bland white meat even exists. So while some are content to spend Black Friday munching on leftover turkey-and-dressing sandwiches, others are wondering what to eat while watching that Criminal Minds marathon on Ion. What to eat that doesn't involve putting on pants and leaving the house, that is.
With that in mind, here are our top 5 places to order a pizza. If we missed your favorite delivery spot, let us know about it in the comments section below.
5. Mia Pizza
Way out west, this little family spot at Richmond and Dairy Ashford has been serving up California-style pizzas for years. Minimum delivery is $9, which you'll quickly spend on the BBQ Chicken pizza or the Greek Delight, if not the Texas Size 28-inch pizza that comes with 50 slices. Hope you're hungry!
This downtown pizza spot was named Best Pizzeria in this year's Houston Press Best of Houston awards for a reason: delicious pies with original and exotic ingredients. Where else can you get saag paneer on your pizza? Minimum order is $15 and Bombay delivers anywhere within downtown.
For sheer convenience, you can't beat Candelari's. The Houston chain has locations in the Heights, West University, Missouri City, Cypress and Katy. You can even order online at three of the locations, meaning you don't have to put Criminal Minds on mute or speak to a real human being, ya lazy bastard. Just the way you like it.
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2. Star Pizza
So Star only has two locations, but both serve some of the best pies in town. We're in love with the Salsa Verde pizza on focaccia bread and the Joe's (sauteed spinach and garlic) on thin crust. Delivery takes a little longer here, about 45 minutes, but it's worth the wait.
1. Pink's Pizza
As if there would be any question. Pink's has long been our go-to for delivery pizza for any number of reasons: great specialty pizzas, great customer service, relatively fast delivery and, of course, Crack Brownies. With three locations -- Heights, Midtown/Montrose and West University -- there's likely one near you, too. The Big Sleep will put you to sleep today like Thanksgiving dinner did yesterday, and you'll be a happier person for it.