For unique pizza, there’s no place better than ZaLat. There simply isn’t a pizza place like this local wonder, or even remotely close. Perhaps part of ZaLat’s dazzlingly eccentric personality lies in its roots. ZaLat’s sister restaurant in DaLat, a pho place. This location, in fact, used to be a DaLat. If you scroll back far enough on their Facebook page, inventive and strange pizza turns into soup. But with a simple switch in letters and a rebrand, Plano’s DaLat morphed into ZaLat. It’s hands-down amazing. They even did a rainbow Pride Pizza during Pride month.

As their website boasts, “We have been informed they have recently recalculated the meaning of life, the universe, and everything, and the answer is no longer 42, it’s Zalat Pizza.” They make their own dough, roast Roma tomatoes in house for the sauce and reportedly pay more in cheese than rent, so I’m inclined to believe them on this count.  They make a special NY Style pizza when the weather is right and one of my favorite pies ever, Elotes pizza.

Pho Shizzle, however, will forever be a classic. It’s pho on a pizza, with chicken, red bell peppers, caramelized onions, cilantro, basil and the crowning glory: double swirls of hoisin and sriracha. Like all ZaLat pies, it’s best with their signature SriRancha dipping sauce.

ZaLat Pizza

Downtown Plano

  • 972.422.9001
  • 1032 E. 15th St., Plano
  • Hours: Everyday | 11 a.m.-2 a.m.

Legacy Plano

  • 972.208.2371
  • 7224 Independence Pkwy., Ste. 316, Plano
  • Hours:
    • Sunday-Thursday | 11 a.m.-12 a.m.
    • Friday-Saturday | 11 a.m.-4 a.m.


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