If your significant other, a loved one, or a close friend is obsessed with pizza, why not surprise them by researching your local pizza restaurants and setting out to try different pizza styles with each other? You can plan one pizza outing per week or go all out and try each kind in the same day as part of a pizza challenge. Each of these styles of pizza is unique, while all being delicious, comforting, and loaded with sauce and cheese. Here are three kinds of pizza you have to try with the pizza lover in your life:
New York-style Pizza
New York style pizza is a fan favorite and the good news is you don't have to travel all the way to the Big Apple since most American cities offer their own New York-inspired slices. New York style pizza is mostly characterized by its thin, crispy crust. New York style pizza slices tend to be quite large, and the most authentically New Yorker way to eat one is to fold it in half and eat it while walking around the neighborhood. The thing is, crispy crust really helps the toppings stand out. Common herbs for this style include things like oregano, red chili pepper, and basil.
On the other end of the spectrum is Chicago-style pizza, also known as deep-dish pizza. Chicago-style pizza is extraordinarily deep, made in a pan that resembles a deep pie pan. Authentic Chicago-style pizza is also made in reverse order from a typical pizza, with the cheese and toppings on the bottom and the marinara sauce or crushed tomatoes on the top. You will need to really make a meal of this pizza and should expect to be pretty full, even after one slice.
Sicilian pizza is a bit of a compromise between New York and Chicago-style pizza. It is thick, but not as thick or deep as Chicago-style pizza. It is also square shaped, and the thick dough usually comes with a strong olive oil taste and smell. Traditional Sicilian pizza was actually baked with breadcrumbs on top, though that has become more unusual and harder to find.
Your pizza-fanatic loved one will be so touched that you took the time to scope out the best pizza in your city. Now, the only thing left to do is get to eating and see if you can come to an agreement on the best pizza style.