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Best Meals for Back to School Shopping Day

We can’t believe it, but it’s already here! School starts in just a couple of weeks, so we’re now in the mad dash of back to school shopping before the first day of the school year begins.

The University Village is an ideal place to go for all of your back to school needs – from supplies like notebooks and backpacks, to the latest fall apparel from your kids’ favorite shops. Back to school shopping is not the kind that you want to do ‘until you drop’, so remember to take a break and grab a bite.

Elemental Pizza is the perfect place to stop, if we say so ourselves. Sure, we admit to being a bit biased, but who can complain about a fresh, hot wood-fired pizza when you’re frazzled from running around, checking things off your list?

Our 12-inch pizzas make the perfect meal to refuel for more after school shopping. Go light with a choice like the Prosciutto and Arugula, or if you need a heftier spread, the BBQ Pulled Pork pie is a staff favorite that will hit the spot.

All of that shopping in the late summer heat can make hot foods a little ‘too much’ to handle. That shouldn’t stop you from replenishing your energy! Order a fresh salad instead – the Rocket House is light and refreshing, and the “Caprese” salad is a summertime favorite with the classic combo of tomatoes, mozzarella, basil and greens.

Not quite in the mood for a hot pizza, but a salad won’t nearly cut your hunger? Elemental’s specialty pizzas might fit the bill for that school shopping respite. Sate your hunger with a rich, flavorful Homemade Meatballs or Grilled Chicken sando, or bite into a refreshing Caesar Sa… ndwich!

Wishing you luck for (and the sanity to make it through) your back to school shopping craziness!