By Joe Veyera
A San Francisco-based pizza chain is nearing the opening of its first location in the Pacific Northwest in Ballard in the coming weeks.
Patxi’s Pizza, which has nine locations in the San Francisco Bay Area, and another three in Denver, will begin serving up their Chicago-style at 5323 Ballard Ave NW in the Sanborn Building shortly.
“The Northwest is a region with a passion for culture, art, technology, outdoor adventure and last, but not least, great food,” said William Freeman, one of Patxi’s co-founders, in a press release. “Seattle, and Ballard in particular, has a deep pride in its heritage and a strong commitment to giving back to the community. This authentic spirit and devotion to healthy lifestyles is a perfect blend with the Patxi’s brand and initiatives such as our 52 Weeks of Giving charitable program. We look forward to sharing a portion of our profits with local nonprofit organizations dedicated to education and children’s health and welfare.”
In a release, it was noted that Patxi’s will offer an array of healthy options, and choices for those with dietary restrictions or food allergies, including a gluten-free thin crust option and many alternative vegan and dairy-free cheese options.
“My passion is pizza and it’s an honor to bring Patxi’s Pizza to a new community in Seattle,” said Francisco “Patxi” Azpiroz, Patxi’s other co-founder, in a release.
Patxi’s will also offer delivery, with a service area that will extend to the Ship Canal and Salmon Bay to the south, Puget Sound to the west, Northwest 80th Street to the north, and Highway 99/Aurora Ave North to the east.
(Photos courtesy of Patxi’s Pizza)