After spending the afternoon killing time before work, I was now faced with a longer than usual lunch break. Now, I had another couple hours to kill. Since I had just eaten an hour or so ago, a big lunch was out of the question. I wasn’t even really sure I wanted anything at all.
I went to Barnes & Noble first to look for a couple things then I just started walking around downtown East Lansing. Didn’t really know where I was going, but when I ended up on M.A.C Avenue, I figured I could use a slice of pizza..
Bell’s Greek Pizza has two locations in East Lansing and they’re not very far apart. I’ve eaten at the Grand River Avenue location before, but never the location on M.A.C. Avenue near Albert Avenue.
The downtown location is a small street front building. There are a handful of tables in the front of the space. The order area and kitchen is in the back.
I’m a huge fan of pizza-by-the-slice locations. It’s one of my favorite things about college campuses. You can get just a couple slices for under five bucks. I love it.
Of course, Bell’s has other options, but pizza slices was all I wanted. I ordered two pepperoni slices. The lady working pulled them right out of the display case and put them on a paper plate. Now, usually, those slices would go back into the oven before being handed over, but these didn’t for some reason. I thought it was a little wierd but I didn’t say anything. The pizza was still pretty warm.
The total was just a little over $3 and I got two pretty good size slices of pizza. The last time we ate at Bell’s, it was pretty late at night and the pizza was obviously not fresh, so I didn’t have a very good opinion of the pizza. This experience was different.
The pizza was actually really good. It was a really soft, flaky crust. It didn’t really have any bite to it at all which I really like when we’re talking about thick crust. As I was eating the pizza, I kept thinking that there was something that really made the pizza different from other places, but I couldn’t put my finger on it.
I was really surprised. I wasn’t super hungry when I walked in to Bell’s and I didn’t have high expectations, but I was really happy when I left.