It’s no secret that we Americans love our pizza.
With cities like New York and Chicago having a long history and tradition of making pizzas, I’ve seen many people put these signature styles head to head to see which is superior – the deep dish from Chicago or the thin crust from New York.
Let’s dig a little bit deeper (get it?)
Side note: my puns are cheesier than pizza, you’ve been warned.
How it’s made: New York-style pizza usually has a thinner and crisper crust along the edges, yet soft and thin beneath the toppings. Unlike Chicago-style pizza that is prepared in a deep-dish pan and the toppings are stuffed in the crust instead of being placed on top.
How it’s served: New York pizza is usually served by the slice, unless your Joey Tribiani from F.R.I.E.N.D.S… Chicago pizza couldn’t BE any more different (only my true F.R.I.E.N.D.S. fans will appreciate that one). Deep dish usually requires a fork, knife, and napkins. It’s like the pizza version of a lasagna.
So which is better?
To be honest I think this dispute will be here to stay for a long time. Both are polar opposites, and I personally think it depends on preference. Something I’ve learned is that most of my Chicago-native friends don’t like New York pizza (and vice versa) – and I have seen many heated arguments about which is better.
At the end of the day, and I guess my main point, is that pizza is delicious no matter what.