With an open storefront facing the bustle of College Avenue, Snap Custom Pizza & Salads is officially open in State College with a fresh take on fast food. On a Thursday evening, the line is out the door, stretching past The State Theatre.
With made-to-order personal-sized pizzas and grain bowls, Snap’s line moves quickly. Penn State’s pizza scene is stagnant, with not much to offer further than pokey sticks, College Pizza and Canyon, but Snap Custom Pizza offers a refreshing take on a classic staple.
Snap offers a signature list of pizzas or a custom option where sauce choices vary from San Marzano Tomato to Spicy Diablo, and toppings range from traditional pepperoni and basil, to sweet potatoes and chili oil.
Their signature pizza menu can be modified too, but the combinations are almost too perfect to interrupt. They begin their Bianco Verde pizza with a spread of herb butter over the crust and top it with ricotta and mozzarella. After being placed in the oven for just a few minutes, it is then dressed in garlic olive oil and basil, cut and served on a cutting board.
Every pizza is tossed, topped and baked in just around ten minutes, whether it’s Snap Custom Pizza’s unique Mac and Cheese pizza or their Mediterranean salad inspired pie. The pizza is served on wooden boards in the white rustic-style restaurant, and the food on their menu includes grain bowls for a less indulgent option and mozzarella breadsticks, reminiscent of the ever-popular pokey stick.
Snap’s beverages are supplied by a cane sugar-based soda and lemonade company. They offer cane sugar cola, orange mango soda and even fresh lemonade variations like honey basil and mango. For dinner and a drink less than $10 in 10 minutes, Snap sets the standard for Penn State students.
With fast service, unique options and college-friendly prices, Snap Custom Pizza offers State College a new approach to the routine delivery pizza.