Pizza is one of my best friends. It has saved many a hectic evening from ending up in the fast food drive-thru. We buy our pizzas from a couple of different, local, independent pizzerias. I read about a pizzeria in Minnesota that I’d order from all the time if it were near me. Galactic Pizza in Minneapolis serves what they call Planet Saving Pizza.

First of all, pizza is delivered via electric car by spandex-wearing Super Heroes. That’s enough to get anyone's attention, but there’s more.

They take the word local in “local pizza” quite seriously with their Paul Bunyon pizza. All of the toppings on the pizza are native to the Minnesota ecosystem — mozzarella cheese, morel mushrooms, wild rice, and free range bison sausage.

There is also the CSA pizza. Galactic has hooked up with Harmony Valley CSA and rotates the toppings on the pizza based on what is fresh, in season and organic.

Another choice that caught my attention is the Second Harvest Heartland pizza. Every time someone orders this pizza that has tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, organic roma tomatoes, garlic, and fresh organic basil on it, $1 gets donated to Minnesota’s largest hunger relief organization.

In addition to the creative, do-good pizzas, the restaurant is run by wind energy, many of their topics are organic, the mozzarella cheeses come from cows not treated with rBGH, they strive to use packaging from recycled materials or that is 100 percent biodegradable, and they compost their food waste when possible.

Since I’ve never eaten at Galactic Pizza, I did a search for reviews of their pizza. Sure, they do things right environmentally, but if the pizza doesn’t taste good, it’s not worth buying. Both (54 reviews) and City Search (10 reviews) gave the pizza a combined four out of five stars. Seems Galactic Pizza’s food is as good as their environmental policies.


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