Panhandler’s Pizza

Panhandler's Pizza

“We do one thing and we do it well!” 

Panhandler’s is Northern Colorado’s oldest pizza joint serving amazing pizza since 1975 and now is a favorite community destination for family gatherings, reunions, team parties or just catching up with friends! Pan’s serves a unique Midwest-cross pizza, combining Detroit style with a bit of Chicago style and a dash of NOCO – this hot and ready pan-style pizza is offered by the slice or whole pies.

Each pizza starts with a pastry-like dough which has been baked lower and slower than a regular pizza. The crust has a crispy buttery exterior and a light airy interior that easily averages over 2 inches high. Definitely worth the wait! Each pizza is topped with their secret sauce and 100% whole-milk mozzarella cheese, shredded daily on premise. These pies are loaded with fresh, unique, locally sourced, quality toppings and probably the best Italian sausage you can find, made locally for Panhandler’s and topped with a sprinkle of basil. Pan’s also offers a variety of salads, wings (baked—so almost healthy), desserts and local craft brews.


Panhandler’s is really steampunk pizza, as it is the pizza of your memories – the tastes, recipes, flavors and memories from the past and looking to the future to embrace new trends like this summer’s favorite of peaches or the famous sausage and chili infused honey or the Panbano pizza with pickles! Quite honestly, there is pizza and then you have Panhandler’s – it’s that good!

Panhandler’s is locally owned by lifetime Pan’s fan, Louann DeCoursey, who started eating Panhandler’s in high school and began working there through college. She bought the business when it looked like Panhandler’s might disappear from Northern Colorado. Being a part of the community and contributing back to those supporting Panhandler’s is a big part of Panhandler’s mission with the “pay-it-forward, Slices of Kindness” board, community pop-ups and numerous fundraisers. Panhandler’s loves participating in local festivals as well as supporting all the local high schools, and of course, Colorado State University!

Currently open for 11am-9pm Sunday-Thursday for lunch, dinner and snacks in between and until 10pm on Friday & Saturday nights. PLUS, Saturday and Sunday Pan’s opens for breakfast pizza at 8:00am. Dine-in, carry-out, delivery thru NOSH Noco, catering, big parties, pop-ups & fundraisers. You can even send a slice of Northern Colorado thru nationwide delivery!

2721 S College Ave, Unit 4B Fort Collins, CO 80521. 970-232-9328.