Planet-saving pizza

It has been a long week and finally — Friday, glorious Friday! Work day is done, time to kick back. The last thing I want to do is cook, but sometimes I don’t really want to eat out, either. I just want to go home, put my feet up and play with my dog. So, it’s time to call Galactic Pizza because there’s no better way to herald a weekend than having a caped crusader in a tiny electric car deliver “planet saving” pizza straight to my doorstep.

Galactic Pizza, part of the Simple, Good and Tasty network of businesses and organizations that favor local ingredients and support fair trade practices (and as a SGT member, I receive 10 percent off every purchase I make at Galactic), embodies all of the good vibes and commitment to a sustainable, harmonious planet that I appreciate.

My husband and I decided on two medium pies, because we definitely wanted leftovers for the weekend. Chosen: The Paul Bunyan and The Galactic.

We’ve had The Galactic before with its hemp pesto, mozzarella, garlic, organic mushrooms, tomatoes and oregano; but always game to try something new, The Paul Bunyan was a delightful surprise.

I’ll admit an affinity for all things Paul and Babe, based on my stint up in the North Woods oh, so many years ago as a young college lass, but the deciding point was the ingredients. Galactic touts this as a “very special pizza” because all ingredients are native to the Minnesota ecosystem. The pizza starts out relatively conventional, with homemade tomato sauce and mozzarella, but then gets passionately imaginative with the addition of morel mushrooms, wild rice and free-range bison sausage. I loved everything about this pie, from the wonderfully chewy texture of the rice, coupled with its distinctive nutty finish to the earthy bite of the chunky bison sausage to the meaty morels.

There are plenty of other saliva-inducing items on the menu, from the Second Harvest Heartland Pizza, which, for every purchase Galactic offers a dollar donation to its namesake, to a spicy Thai pizza, to even being able to order gluten-free crust for an additional $5.

Finally, in addition to the 10 percent discount I received for being a SGT member (check out membership benefits at, there’s also a dollar off coupon on the pizza box, applicable to my next purchase. Boxes are made from recycled materials and are 100 percent biodegradable, so the otherworldly bonuses for frequenting Galactic just keep multiplying.

Galactic Pizza
2917 Lyndale Ave. S.