In northeastern Vermont, the moose crossing signs are a dead giveaway that St. Johnsbury is close to Canada. Plus, one of the town’s claims to fame is having the largest packer of pure maple syrup in the US. I doubt they’re known for their pizza, but I still had to try the place proclaiming to be the Northeast Kingdom’s best pizza since 1979 – St. Johnsbury House of Pizza.
The inside wasn’t much to look at after the lunch rush, but I was still able to find a clean table. If you prefer, St. Johnsbury House of Pizza also offers carryout.
For those feeling silly, St. Johnsbury House of Pizza serves grinders, salads, and pasta in addition to pizza. I was intrigued by their house special pizza, but it had just a few too many toppings for my liking. Therefore, I ordered my trusty sausage and pepperoni. I enjoyed the hand-tossed crust that stayed fairly thin until the nice doughy outside, and the sauce had some good seasoning to it. I was most impressed with the meats though, especially the somewhat spicy sausage. The golden brown cheese partially covered some of the toppings, and that provided for some surprise bursts of flavor.
If I find myself in the Northeast Kingdom area of Vermont again, then I certainly wouldn’t mind dining on another pie from St. Johnsbury House of Pizza. If you are a pizza lover in the area looking for a place to live, then there is space for tenants above it…who wouldn’t want to be able to walk downstairs to fresh pizza every day!?
What I Ate: Sausage and Pepperoni
St. Johnsbury House of Pizza
287 Portland St
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819