Pizza Topped with Meatballs, Bacon, and Glazed Doughnuts
There’s something to be said about places that draw you in with chill vibes, good music, a relaxed environment, and of course, fist-pumpingly good food. Bell Blvd in Bayside is saturated with eateries of all kinds, but nothing quite like Krave It. A place that prides themselves on comfort food, but more specifically unique sandwiches and “new age” style pizza, is not only slinging pies and hoagies that will leave you exceedingly full, but they’re also doing it with an unconventional approach to hospitality.
The feel from the second you stroll into this joint is that it’s a chill environment in which you’re going to get a bad ass, fulfilling meal. The golden age of hip hop will be blaring in the background while you peruse a menu of distinctively-named pizzas like the Homer Simpson, China King, Miss Piggy, and the Hammer Time (just to name 4 of about 20+). If you’re looking for a plain-Jane slice of pizza or a boring sandwich, you’re in the wrong spot. The Homer Simpson combines meatballs, bacon, glazed doughnuts (yes, you read that correctly), maple syrup and jack cheddar cheese. Got your attention yet? The China King is focused around their in-house made sesame chicken, the Hammer Time has Bourbon-soaked grilled BBQ chicken, and a pie called the Desi Boy takes its inspiration from an Indian favorite, tikka masala.
Outside of insanely over-the-top, yet superbly delicious pizza pies, is a collection of sandwiches that also follow suit in the exclusivity category. Our personal favorite? The Papi Chulo – char-grilled chicken, black beans, chipotle sauce, avocado, cilantro and fresh mozzarella. If you’re not a fan of beans, cilantro, or any other ingredient we mentioned in the sandwich, then you can give the Kim Lee or The One Eleven a whirl. The Kim Lee combines pulled pork, homemade kimchi, crispy onions, and Korean barbecue sauce, while The One Eleven is a grouping of grilled steak, smoked bacon, smoked melted mozzarella, and garlic mayo on garlic bread.
*a mint may be required after the consuming all that garlic
As mentioned, the environment in here is enough reason to check this spot out. You don’t need to feast gluttonously to spend time here – grab yourself a craft beer, chill with your friends, and take in the tunes. Don’t be afraid to drop in after a late night out of drinks and mischief – food continues to roll out the door as late as 2am on Thursdays and 4am on Fridays and Saturdays.
Krave it = #noBSfood