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Third Place: Union Squared Pizza
January 27, 2023
Union Squared is a favorite pizza spot among Evanston residents. Not only are their wide varieties of Detroit-style pizzas a favorite, the nighttime environment is one to remember at Union Squared. With its selection of pizzas, appetizers, salads, and even desserts, Union Squared is the perfect spot for a delicious dinner with family or friends. It has a convenient location close to downtown Evanston making it the perfect destination for students. The welcoming atmosphere and unique Detroit-style pizza make it a favorite for many ETHS students.
Sophomore Jamie Brourman touched on Union Squared’s environment, saying, “The Union Squared venue isn’t very big, but they have good service and a nice seating area for dinners with family or friends.”
Even though the venue is not very large, the restaurant is known for its kind employees and warm welcomes as customers enter the establishment. Union Square offers an outdoor patio in the summer months as well, which provides additional seating and a perfect spot to enjoy the weather outside while eating delicious food. In addition to Union Squared’s good service, its popularity also soars due to its long hours of 4:00-9:00 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday.
Similar to Brourman, junior Lilo Seyberth-Shea describes the service by saying, “they are always so kind and helpful when I call to make an order.”
Union Squared excels in all types of restaurant service, making it the perfect place to have an enjoyable experience.
In addition to its in-restaurant services, Union Squared is very unique in terms of the type of pizza it serves. It is known for its Detroit-style pizza, different from the deep-dish style Chicago pizza. Deep-dish pizza is a classic style that is very familiar to the state of Illinois, but Union Squared’s pizza is different. With a square shape and a perfect ratio of sauce to cheese, every slice contains the perfect bite.
Brourman touches on the restaurant’s uniqueness of pizza style for the area by saying, “Evanston has a lot of good pizza options, but I chose Union Squared as my favorite, mainly because I’m a fan of Detroit-style pizza, which is their pizza style. The crusts are really delicious, and the slices are a pretty good size!”
Seyberth-Shea agrees completely and says “my favorite pizza to get from Union Squared would be either the classic cheese or ham and, I know it’s controversial, pineapple. I like this kind of pizza because there is a lot of cheese on it.”
If you are ever in the Downtown Evanston area, Union Squared has excellent service, and its wide variety of pizzas and unique style make it an excellent place to have a delicious meal.