Ian Froeb's STL 100

Photo by Laurie Skrivan (Post-Dispatch)

Pizza Head

One slice of Pizza Head pizza is a good-size meal; two slices is a feast. Two slices and a pint of domestic beer costs about $8 to $10, depending on your cheese and topping preferences, which ranks among the best values on the STL 100. This is a little-d democratic pizzeria, open every day, no-frills in its design, priced to fill you up. (Yes, a whole pie can cost over $20; it should also easily feed a family of four.) Yet it is also clearly the vision of Scott Sandler, an eager student of breadmaking — here his New York-style crust is firm but springy, with a breezy tang — and uncompromising in his vegetarian ethos. I don't mind ordering the plant-based pepperoni or sausage; I also no longer notice the difference.

Hours: Lunch and dinner daily

Last year's ranking: Rest of the Best

Opened: 2017

Many St. Louis-area restaurants are closed or limiting their dining options during the coronavirus pandemic.