In 2002 when Mohammed Jaffer purchased a fledgling pizzeria on the corner of Craddock Avenue and RR 12, he said he did not know that his location in the surrounding area would be the one to stand the test of time.

“A lot of places have come and gone. I’ve seen three pizza places actually,” Jaffer said.

For nearly 20 years, Sunny’s Pizza & Wings has been delivering its own take on pizza, chicken wings, sandwiches, salads and calzones to the residents of the neighborhoods surrounding it. Located near the Oak Heights, Holland Hills and Hughson Heights neighborhoods, the pizzeria keeps busy with deliveries to a variety of customers, Jaffer said.

“We’re surrounded by millennials over here and a lot of families,” said Karim Iqbal, general manager of Sunny’s Pizza & Wings.

Iqbal said the neighborhoods are evenly split between college apartments and single-family homes, so Sunny’s gets a variety of customers. Jaffer got his start in Chicago running longstanding Rosario’s Pizzeria and took the skills he gleaned from there to open Sunny’s Pizza & Wings.

“I think our thin crust is good,” Jaffer said when recommending his favorite.

Sunny’s also offers deep dish, double decker, stuffed crust and double crust pizzas.

In addition to pizza, Sunny’s Pizza & Wings offers Italian-style sandwiches, burgers, chicken wings and fried chicken baskets with fries, pasta, salads and a small selection of Indian cuisine, including samosas.

Two of the more popular pizzas on the menu, Iqbal said, are the Fabulous Four ($12.99) that comes topped with green peppers, mushrooms, Italian sausage and onions, and the Monster ($12.99) that comes with Italian sausage, pepperoni, hamburger, Canadian bacon, green pepper, black and green olives, mushrooms and onions.

Jaffer’s adjacent business—Sunny’s Food—is a convenience store and gas station that offers a selection of beer, wine and groceries. Jaffer said he always keeps a large inventory of firewood that comes in handy.

“During the freeze people were really thankful that we had all kinds of stuff like the firewood,” Jaffer said.

Sunny’s Pizza & Wings

507 Craddock Ave., San Marcos


Hours: daily 11 a.m.-midnight