Baby, it’s cold outside! I don’t know about you but I go into sloth mode when it’s this cold and I don’t want to do anything, including cooking! Lucky for me there are several pizza places that will take care of dinner for the entire family. Bonus — these are all fire or brick oven roasted adding to the warmness factor.
Chicago Woodfire Pizza Company, Gurnee Mills
The newest pizza on the scene is located in the entertainment portion of Gurnee Mills and I hear it’s worth the traffic. You can’t go wrong with tasty made-to-order pizzas when it includes an option for kids to make their own pizza.
Pizzeria DeVille, Libertyville
Located in downtown Libertyville the warmth of the wood-fueled stoves will be surrounding you at this joint, quite literally as piles of wood are part of the decor. Pizzeria Deville takes pizza to an art form with specialty pizzas including a gluten-free crust.
Slyce Coal Fired Pizza Company, Wauconda
Slyce is a little different with a coal-fired oven that makes their artisan pizzas. With a focus on local quality ingredients, you will find your taste buds cheering with every bite.
MOD Pizza, various locations
MOD Pizza is taking the Chicago suburbs by storm with new locations popping up seemingly everywhere. Lake County is home to four in Gurnee, Vernon Hills, Waukegan and Kildeer. This is the perfect locale for families with picky eaters as everyone can get their own personal pizza with their own choice of toppings and sauce.
Date night option
If you want to leave the kids at home, head to Half Day Brewing Company (Lincolnshire). Warm up with a flight of beer and one of their ten varieties of pizza, baked in their wood burning stove.