As many times as I have been to Humble Pie, I have never written about it or even take photos – if that gives you any idea of how good the pizza is, it never lasts long enough for me to photograph the evidence! It’s a little bit off the beaten path in South Seattle, but you should check it out. It is all outdoor/open seating in a small patio with a chicken coop where you can watch them play and stare at your pizza hoping for a bite. Humble Pie has a seriously cool wood burning pizza oven in the back that cooks your pizza in no time flat. Their menu is simple, but full of flavor and they only offer pizza (okay and one salad). Even though their menu is small don’t be fooled, they have perfected their pizza game over the years with both vegetarian friendly and meat lovers delights. Their pizza is classic neapolitan – crispy thin crust with a little bit of charring on the bottom with a rich tomato sauce and the melty, stringy mozzarella we all love! They can even make any pizza vegan, just ask!
Back when I lived in SLU (South Lake Union), Humble Pie was my go to for takeout every weekend. It was close enough for me to pop in, grab a pizza to go and get back to my place while it was still warm and fresh. If you have more than 10-15 minutes to travel before you can consume it, I recommend just eating it there. It is MUCH better fresh out of the oven, once it cools down and gets cold the crust doesn’t have that bite and crisp to it and you lose some of the metliness of the cheese. I once picked it up and had a 30 minute drive home, by the time we ate it, it just wasn’t peak freshness. I mean pizza is still always good, but this ‘za needs to be eaten ASAP from the oven! Make sure to check out their happy hour – they offer their margherita pizza for 1/2 off which is a deal you can’t beat (*you do have to dine in to get the deal). They offer two different margherita versions – a regular and a fresh. The regular features sauce, mozzarella and basil. Delicious. But the fresh version is definitely better with sauce, mozzarella, fresh mozzarella and basil – fresh mozz > shredded mozz. My other favorite pizzas from them are: Apple Bacon, Whole Hog, and Prosciutto Egg Arugula. The Apple Bacon may sound a bit odd and not be your first choice, but try it. It is a wonderful balance of salty and sweet with a great crunch from the apples. This pizza comes with mozzarella, fuji apples thinly sliced, apple smoked bacon, and Beecher’s flagship cheese. DAMN the combination really works – I mean bacon and cheese, and with apples on it, it’s basically a fruit pizza which is healthy, right?! Well maybe not exactly, but you know what they say…an apple a day. But really, don’t sleep on this one. If you’re looking for a meaty pizza, grab the Whole Hog – there’s not a veggie in site on this one. It is loaded with tomato sauce, mozzarella, prosciutto, pulled pork and bacon. It really is a carnivore’s dream. Lastly, if you are looking for something on the lighter, fresher side grab the Prosciutto Egg Arugula. It comes with exactly what it says plus a tomato sauce and mozzarella. This one is great for a warm, sunny, summer day when you don’t want to be super full or feel heavy after eating. It is a delicious balance of salty and creamy with the prosciutto and egg. I love it so much!
They also serve beer and wine, along with a selection of non-alcoholic beverages. So grab some friends, share a few pizzas and a few brews and enjoy their beautiful patio on a sunny Seattle day! For their full menu, check it out here.