Friday, July 13, 2018
I'm a huge fan of American Flatbread. I've been multiple times with my fiancée and taken countless friends to eat here. First off, they have a strong selection of specialty pizzas which are all delectable (I cannot speak for their buffalo because that is not pizza in my opinion and I never tried it). It is not a broad selection, but it is evident by how good each is that a great deal of thought was put into each one. Second, if you don't like any of those, they have rotating specials which change often, so the possibility of trying something new is still there. Third, if you don't want those there is still the option to make your own which is great. American Flatbread sources many if not all ingredients from local farms across Vermont and even went so far as to have a big map in the restaurant where they marked the farms and what they source from each which shows how much they care about sourcing locally. Probably the coolest thing is their clay pizza oven which they keep in the restaurant for all their customers to see. Cooking their pies in that oven leaves a delicious smokey flavor and charcoal under side which makes the pizza's even better. They are flatbreads so don't expect one to satisfy multiple people; in my experience 1 large is sufficient for 1 hungry individual, 2 for 2 people, 3 for 3-4 people and so on. Finally, American Flatbread has an extensive beer selection and suggestions for different beer and pizza pairings. They also brew their own beer which is interesting; a quick stop by the restrooms lets you look into their brewing facility, but don't worry, there is a glass window in the way. For those of you who enjoy trying multiple beers, they do have have pours as well. Sandwiched in the heart of Burlington, Vermont, American Flatbread is a must see destination for any visitor or local.