The Pepperoni Pizza @ Proletariat Pizza

Grab a slice for National Pizza Day 🍕

📸: Courtesy Proletariat Pizza

Editor’s Note: Thursday, February 9th, is National Pizza Day, but you can eat pizza any day 😋

This February, if Cupid’s arrow isn’t quite hitting for you, here’s a holiday to get behind: National Pizza Day. Falling on Thursday, February 9th, what better way to spread love than treating yourself to a pie? As actor Bill Murray once said, “Every pizza is a personal pizza if you try hard and believe in yourself.”

Personally, I’m a freak for a foldable slice. So one of my top pizza recommendations is straightforward: the simplicity of the 🍕PEPPERONI PIZZA🍕 at famous White Center’s famous Proletariat Pizza. (There’s a lot of famous going on here—Proletariat calls itself “the pizza that made White Center famous.”) Made with Zoe’s Meats’ pepperoni, this slice performs mouth-gymnastics with each bite. And since Proletariat sells by the slice, feel free to grab a few. The menu offers options for all the veg, vegan, and gluten-free folks.

As for the vibes? Proletariat has what a pizza joint needs:
✅ Pizza by the slice? Check.
✅ Local tap list? Check!
✅ Tiny arcade in the back? Check!!

It started in 2009 as a family-friendly spot and has grown to be a neighborhood staple. (It made Mashed’s list as The Best Pizza in Washington State! 🤯) Pro tip: Stop at the Salvadorean Bakery nearby for post-pizza pastries. And hit Southgate Roller Rink to drink while you roll off the carbs. We made you a whole planner over here.

✊ Visit Proletariat Pizza @ 9622-A 16th Ave SW in “Rat City,” AKA White Center

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Patheresa Wells

Patheresa Wells is a Black/Persian, Pansexual, Polyamorous Poet (so many Ps) and writer living in Seatac. An aspiring comic, you can catch her cracking jokes at open mics around the area. In her free time, she likes to imagine what she’d do with free time and feed her backyard crows cuz they’re silly. Follow her on Twitter @PatheresaWells.