November 6, 2016
We were in Philadelphia this weekend, so we decided to spend our Sunday afternoon eating at the second new pizza place on the 2016 list in Philadelphia, Pizza Brain. When we first started announcing to our Philly friends that we were hitting the best pizza places in the country, Pizza Brain was always mentioned as one of their favorites, but it wasn’t on the 2015 list.
We finally got to bring my mom to lunch, which also meant that we didn’t feel bad ordering two different whole pies here. We opted for the traditional tomato pie (and by traditional, we mean no cheese, just sauce), and then one of the specialty pies, the Wendy Wedgeworth. This one had arugula, honeyed goat cheese, mozzarella, and sun dried tomatoes. It was also lightly drizzled with some kind of balsamic. While we really liked the tomato pie for its simplicity, the specialty pie stole the show. Eric ate about four pieces.
Pizza Brain is also the home of the largest collection of pizza memorabilia, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, and it is the world’s first pizza museum. The walls are covered with movie posters and album covers related to pizza, there are pizza-related action figures behind glass cases, and they also have a wide collection of pizza cutting tools. It was great to look around while waiting for our pies.
Also a plus: there is an ice cream store located right next to the seating area of the pizza places, called Little Baby’s Ice Cream. We’d recommend that you save room for their flavors, because we didn’t (and now regret it).
2313 Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19125