Junction Pizza & Subs
My job really takes me all over West Michigan. I started my day in Holland, but also made a stop in Grand Haven later in the evening. I didn’t have a lot of time between job sites, but man was I hungry.
As I was heading up US 31, I knew there was a Mobil station with a Subway just off the road. I was heading there until I came to a Marathon station with a pizza joint inside.
Junction Pizza & Subs is inside the Marathon station on US 31 just south of Stanton Street in West Olive. I didn’t really have high expectations for the place. I was just really hoping they had pizza slices or something I could grab real quick.
I needed gas first then I had to find a bathroom. After that, I grabbed a Mt. Dew from the gas station cooler then headed back towards the entrance to the space taken up by the pizza place. While they have a rather large menu with a number of specialty pizzas and toasted subs, I was in a hurry and just hoped for a slice.
Lucky for me, they had just what I was looking for. I opened up the warming case and grabbed two slices of pepperoni pizza. In another warming case right next to the pizza were bags of Bosco Sticks. I had no idea what Bosco sticks were but I assumed they were some sort of bread sticks so I grabbed a bag and headed to the cashier.
The two slices of pizza, a Mt. Dew, and the Bosco Sticks cost a little over $8. You pay at the gas station register so they took credit which was a good thing after I opened my wallet and looked for cash.
I didn’t really see if there was any seating at the gas station. I wasn’t really looking either. I still had to get to Grand Haven and I was running behind after this little stop.
Once I got back on US-31, I grabbed the Bosco Sticks first. I was pleasantly surprised to bite in to the firm, dense Parmesan dusted bread stick to find it filled with cheese. There was no marinara that I could see with them, but they actually had pretty good taste on their own. I have never heard of Bosco Pizza before, but apparently, they’re a national thing and you can buy these Sticks frozen in your grocer’s freezer. They’re better than a typical bread stick and the surprise of cheese in the middle was a welcome one.
The two slices of pepperoni had to wait until I got to my job site. I’m always scared with pizza eating in the car. The slices were a pretty standard thick crust with a nice, tangy sauce with a little bit of a kick to it. The cheese had a nice golden brown glow to it. It’s not really my kind of pizza, but it was still pretty good and definitely hit the spot.
I’ve eaten a lot of gas station pizza over the years and Junction Pizza & Subs is better than the typical slice you get at these kind of places. I drive US-31 and lot and this is one of those places I’m glad I’ve found.