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Bryan Street Tavern, where you can get corned beef or even celery on your pie.
Bryan Street Tavern, where you can get corned beef or even celery on your pie.
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15 Weird Pizza Toppings to Try Right Now, Updated

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Bryan Street Tavern, where you can get corned beef or even celery on your pie.
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Break out of your pepperoni-and-cheese rut by sampling some of the city's more unexpected pizza toppings. From chicken tikka masala to pears, black beans, avocado, preserved lemons and yes, even coffee grounds, here are 15 unusual pizzas to consider trying.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Anvil Pub

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2638 Elm St
Dallas, TX 75226
(214) 741-1271
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One of Anvil's most popular cracker-crusted pizzas is their "Texas Sage," which has an unusual, spicy-sweet raspberry-jalapeno sauce base, plus pepper jack and more jalapenos on top for a kick in the mouth; there's also a Reuben pizza with 1000 Island, sauerkraut and corned beef.

2. Bryan Street Tavern

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4315 Bryan St
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 821-4447
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Home of the finest bar pizza in town, Bryan Street Tavern's crispy, crunchy pies are available with some odd topping combos: The Reuben has 1000 Island, corned beef and sauerkraut, while The Dalton has buffalo chicken, blue cheese and yes, celery, which sounds weird but totally works.

3. Campisi's

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5610 E Mockingbird Ln
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 827-0355
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If New Orleans' classic sandwich the muffaletta made sweet love to a pizza pie, you'd get Campisi's muffaletta pizza. It's got salami and Canadian bacon, pretty standard pizza toppings, but the kicker is the olive spread, the classic muffaletta condiment that will indeed ensure that this pie reminds you of the famous sandwich.

4. Carmine's Pizza

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2006 San Jacinto St
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 520-6000
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Carmine's is one of the best delivery options for downtown dwellers, especially if you're prepping for a marathon. Carb it up with the Pasta White Pizza with alfredo sauce, spaghetti, chicken and Italian sausage. The noodles add an interesting texture to the pie, which is as much of a gut bomb as you might expect.

5. Carmine's Pizzeria

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7615 Campbell Rd
Dallas, TX
(972) 248-8110
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Chili cheese dog pizza? Yes, that's really a thing, and it exists at Carmine's in Richardson (no relation to the one downtown, apparently). This bizarro pie is topped with chili, cheese, cut-up hot dogs, onions and cheddar cheese.

6. Farnatchi

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3001 Knox St, #108
Dallas, TX 75205
(214) 219-7200
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Farnatchi mostly specializes in Italian pizzas and pasta dishes, but co-owner Yaser Khalaf's Turkish roots show in at least one dish: The Lahmahcun Turkish meat pie, with Middle Eastern-spiced ground beef and lamb over tomato sauce and a side of tzatziki sauce.

7. Greenville Avenue Pizza Company

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1923 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 826-5404
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GAPC is a go-to for the post-drinking crowd, and "The Mes-Kin" probably sounds better once you've had a beer or two. It's topped off with ground beef, cheddar, poblanos, jalapenos, red onion, tomato and cilantro.

8. India Chaat Cafe

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18101 Preston Rd, Ste 202
Dallas, TX 75252
(972) 713-0003
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Yes, Indian pizza is a thing. This popular Indian spot at Preston & Frankford hawks "Desi-style" pizza, including a seekh kabab version with chunks of ground lamb, ginger and onions. The saag paneer pie with spinach and fresh cheese is a solid vegetarian option, while chicken tikka masala's creamy tomato sauce tastes right at home on a pizza.

9. LA Gourmet Pizza

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2709 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 981-9337
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We're somewhat torn as to whether avocado on a pizza is repugnant or delicious, so check out "The California" at this Uptown and decide for yourself: It's got mozz, avocado, black olives and sun-dried tomato on a pesto base, and it's topped off with a mini spinach salad to boot.

10. Medina Oven & Bar

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2304 Victory Park Ln
Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 979-0003
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How about a little Moroccan flavor on your pie? This chic Victory Park spot has a shrimp pizza that also includes preserved lemon, mozzarella, Moroccan spices, red onion and green olives for a little international flair.

11. Mellow Mushroom

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200 N Center St
Arlington, TX 76011
(817) 274-7173
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Yes, it's a chain, but the MM is worth a visit for tasty, unusual pizzas and the psychedelic-stoner vibe, plus the great selection of beers. The Red Skin Potato Pie is like the lovechild of a baked potato and a pizza, topped with potatoes, bacon, caramelized onions, cheddar, chives, sour cream and spicy ranch. (There's also a shrimp and andouille pie, and one with curry chicken and Thai chili sauce.)

12. Olivella's

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3406 McFarlin Blvd
Dallas, TX 75205
(214) 528-7070
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Fruit on a pizza? Sure, why not. Olivella's takes the classic Italian combo of gorgonzola, walnuts and pears and slaps it on a sauceless, wood-fired thin-crust pie for an intriguing sweet and savory combo. (More pizzas should have nuts on them, really.)

13. Picasso's Pizza

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7215 Skillman St
Dallas, TX 75231
(214) 553-8100
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Picasso's "Black Bean Tortilla Supreme" is like a slightly more grown-up (and much fresher) version of Taco Bell's (in)famous Mexican Pizza: A refried black bean base is topped with three cheese, shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes and onions and crispy tortilla strips and topped off with a swirl of sour cream. (Psst: They also have gluten-free crust.)

14. Piggie Pies

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5315 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 821-6465
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Fans of Thai flavors on pizza need not patronize the dreaded chain that pioneered it. This Upper Greenville delivery staple has a Thai chicken pizza with spicy peanut sauce, red and yellow bell peppers, green onions, sesame seeds and chili peppers. [Photo: Andrea D./Foursquare]

15. Pizza Lounge

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841 Exposition Ave
Dallas, TX 75226
(214) 887-6900
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If you're in the mood for cheap beer and pizza at an absurdly late hour, Pizza Lounge in Exposition Park is the place to be. The Regrubmah (that's hamburger backwards) tops a pie with all the usual burger ingredients: a slightly sweet, ketchup-y sauce, ground beef, red onion, tomatoes, cheese and dill pickles. There's also the pL Hawaiian which adds macadamia nuts and Kona coffee grounds to the usual pineapple and ham combo.

1. Anvil Pub

2638 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75226
One of Anvil's most popular cracker-crusted pizzas is their "Texas Sage," which has an unusual, spicy-sweet raspberry-jalapeno sauce base, plus pepper jack and more jalapenos on top for a kick in the mouth; there's also a Reuben pizza with 1000 Island, sauerkraut and corned beef.
2638 Elm St
Dallas, TX 75226

2. Bryan Street Tavern

4315 Bryan St, Dallas, TX 75204
Home of the finest bar pizza in town, Bryan Street Tavern's crispy, crunchy pies are available with some odd topping combos: The Reuben has 1000 Island, corned beef and sauerkraut, while The Dalton has buffalo chicken, blue cheese and yes, celery, which sounds weird but totally works.
4315 Bryan St
Dallas, TX 75204

3. Campisi's

5610 E Mockingbird Ln, Dallas, TX 75206
If New Orleans' classic sandwich the muffaletta made sweet love to a pizza pie, you'd get Campisi's muffaletta pizza. It's got salami and Canadian bacon, pretty standard pizza toppings, but the kicker is the olive spread, the classic muffaletta condiment that will indeed ensure that this pie reminds you of the famous sandwich.
5610 E Mockingbird Ln
Dallas, TX 75206

4. Carmine's Pizza

2006 San Jacinto St, Dallas, TX 75201
Carmine's is one of the best delivery options for downtown dwellers, especially if you're prepping for a marathon. Carb it up with the Pasta White Pizza with alfredo sauce, spaghetti, chicken and Italian sausage. The noodles add an interesting texture to the pie, which is as much of a gut bomb as you might expect.
2006 San Jacinto St
Dallas, TX 75201

5. Carmine's Pizzeria

7615 Campbell Rd, Dallas, TX
Chili cheese dog pizza? Yes, that's really a thing, and it exists at Carmine's in Richardson (no relation to the one downtown, apparently). This bizarro pie is topped with chili, cheese, cut-up hot dogs, onions and cheddar cheese.
7615 Campbell Rd
Dallas, TX

6. Farnatchi

3001 Knox St, #108, Dallas, TX 75205
Farnatchi mostly specializes in Italian pizzas and pasta dishes, but co-owner Yaser Khalaf's Turkish roots show in at least one dish: The Lahmahcun Turkish meat pie, with Middle Eastern-spiced ground beef and lamb over tomato sauce and a side of tzatziki sauce.
3001 Knox St, #108
Dallas, TX 75205

7. Greenville Avenue Pizza Company

1923 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206
GAPC is a go-to for the post-drinking crowd, and "The Mes-Kin" probably sounds better once you've had a beer or two. It's topped off with ground beef, cheddar, poblanos, jalapenos, red onion, tomato and cilantro.
1923 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

8. India Chaat Cafe

18101 Preston Rd, Ste 202, Dallas, TX 75252
Yes, Indian pizza is a thing. This popular Indian spot at Preston & Frankford hawks "Desi-style" pizza, including a seekh kabab version with chunks of ground lamb, ginger and onions. The saag paneer pie with spinach and fresh cheese is a solid vegetarian option, while chicken tikka masala's creamy tomato sauce tastes right at home on a pizza.
18101 Preston Rd, Ste 202
Dallas, TX 75252

9. LA Gourmet Pizza

2709 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75204
We're somewhat torn as to whether avocado on a pizza is repugnant or delicious, so check out "The California" at this Uptown and decide for yourself: It's got mozz, avocado, black olives and sun-dried tomato on a pesto base, and it's topped off with a mini spinach salad to boot.
2709 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75204

10. Medina Oven & Bar

2304 Victory Park Ln, Dallas, TX 75219
How about a little Moroccan flavor on your pie? This chic Victory Park spot has a shrimp pizza that also includes preserved lemon, mozzarella, Moroccan spices, red onion and green olives for a little international flair.
2304 Victory Park Ln
Dallas, TX 75219

11. Mellow Mushroom

200 N Center St, Arlington, TX 76011
Yes, it's a chain, but the MM is worth a visit for tasty, unusual pizzas and the psychedelic-stoner vibe, plus the great selection of beers. The Red Skin Potato Pie is like the lovechild of a baked potato and a pizza, topped with potatoes, bacon, caramelized onions, cheddar, chives, sour cream and spicy ranch. (There's also a shrimp and andouille pie, and one with curry chicken and Thai chili sauce.)
200 N Center St
Arlington, TX 76011

12. Olivella's

3406 McFarlin Blvd, Dallas, TX 75205
Fruit on a pizza? Sure, why not. Olivella's takes the classic Italian combo of gorgonzola, walnuts and pears and slaps it on a sauceless, wood-fired thin-crust pie for an intriguing sweet and savory combo. (More pizzas should have nuts on them, really.)
3406 McFarlin Blvd
Dallas, TX 75205

13. Picasso's Pizza

7215 Skillman St, Dallas, TX 75231
Picasso's "Black Bean Tortilla Supreme" is like a slightly more grown-up (and much fresher) version of Taco Bell's (in)famous Mexican Pizza: A refried black bean base is topped with three cheese, shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes and onions and crispy tortilla strips and topped off with a swirl of sour cream. (Psst: They also have gluten-free crust.)
7215 Skillman St
Dallas, TX 75231

14. Piggie Pies

5315 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206
Fans of Thai flavors on pizza need not patronize the dreaded chain that pioneered it. This Upper Greenville delivery staple has a Thai chicken pizza with spicy peanut sauce, red and yellow bell peppers, green onions, sesame seeds and chili peppers. [Photo: Andrea D./Foursquare]
5315 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

15. Pizza Lounge

841 Exposition Ave, Dallas, TX 75226
If you're in the mood for cheap beer and pizza at an absurdly late hour, Pizza Lounge in Exposition Park is the place to be. The Regrubmah (that's hamburger backwards) tops a pie with all the usual burger ingredients: a slightly sweet, ketchup-y sauce, ground beef, red onion, tomatoes, cheese and dill pickles. There's also the pL Hawaiian which adds macadamia nuts and Kona coffee grounds to the usual pineapple and ham combo.
841 Exposition Ave
Dallas, TX 75226

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