Sept. 20 marks National Pepperoni Pizza Day! In order to celebrate the top dog of all pizza toppings, here are five Cedar Rapids-based favorites for pepperoni ‘za.
Need Pizza in Cedar Rapids is a longtime local favorite with a focus on New Haven-style thin-crust pizza. Need Pizza invites diners to build their own pizzas (outside of pepperoni, topping choices include everything from clams to artichoke hearts). To whet your whistle, Need Pizza also has 30 craft beers on draft.
Yes, it’s a brewery, with 24 beers on tap. Sure, it’s an arcade, with a huge selection of pinball machines, video arcade games and more. But most importantly, The Quarter Barrel Arcade & Brewery is one of the top spots for pizza in Cedar Rapids. Order up the Mario Bros.-inspired Bowser pizza, with a classic marinara base, mozzarella, pepperoni, spicy Italian sausage, smoked local bacon and crushed red pepper flakes.
Known for both its deep dish and thin-crust offerings, Zoey’s Pizzeria has been beloved by Marion and Cedar Rapids residents for more than 25 years. The Zoey, one of the restaurant’s signature specialty pizzas, features a variety of meats (pepperoni included, of course) as well as mushrooms, peppers, onions, black olives and extra cheese.
Family-owned and -operated Roscoe’s Pizza is dedicated to serving up top-quality ‘za via four delicious styles (New York thin crust, Brookville thin crust, Chicago deep dish and specialty). The Mombo Combo is Roscoe’s best seller with pepperoni, fresh mushrooms, hand-sliced onions, green peppers, California black olives and Italian sausage.
Last but not least, Casey’s is out to smash the icky reputation of gas station food. In addition to filling your tank, Casey’s can also fill your pizza craving. Its pizza delivery is not only quick and easy, but the pizzas are scratch-made with mouthwatering fresh toppings. There is even a gluten-free crust option for those with dietary needs. PS: Don’t miss out on Casey’s fresh-made doughnuts, too!