For the Love of Pizza

Island Market

I love pizza. It’s a comfort food and a reward food. Whenever I am in a new town, I like to try all the pizza I can find. I will eat a wide range of pizza, from the classic cheese pizza to vegan gluten-free roasted veggie pizza, gourmet pizza (hello, brie), unusual pizza (I’m thinking of you, potato curry pizza), frozen pizza (Trader Joe’s), fast food pizza (I was a fan of the Subway pizza). But I do have favorites and my current favorite is the pizza made at the Island Market on Steamboat Island Peninsula.

Island Market is a mini grocery store with produce, staples, a post office and more. It’s also my neighborhood store. But the best part of Island Market is the pizza. Comes in one size, large. We freeze the extra slices and they are great heated up in the toaster oven. It reminds me of the pizza of my youth, Vennari’s Pizza. It’s not exactly the same, but it’s the closest that I have had and I am a big fan.

If you don’t need a whole pizza, sometimes you can get slices and they have a loyalty punch card. Be sure to call ahead to order, 360-866-2536.

Hours: Monday – Saturday: 6am – 10pm, Sunday: 7am – 10pm

Location: 3403 Steamboat Island Rd NW, Olympia, Washington 98502


Today’s weather: cold and cloudy but no rain. About 35°F at noon. Rain is coming! We took down holiday decorations today so that we wouldn’t need to do it in the rain this weekend. Weather app says six days of rain ahead. Stay tuned!