The Best Pizza Around the US
Full hearts, thin crust, can’t lose.
Perhaps it goes without saying, but the best pizza in the U.S. is a hotly contested subject. New Yorkers will, of course, shout from the rooftops that you can’t beat New York City pizza. And while their point is well taken, there are plenty of other Northeasterners (namely, the Bostonians) that are willing to endlessly debate that point.
While the pizza battle in the Northeast is long-standing, there are plenty of newer shops scattered throughout the country that are dishing up some pretty amazing pies—wood-fired, thin crust, thick crust, you name it. Sure, the West Coast doesn’t hold a candle to the New York pizza legacy, but they do attract top-talent chefs that have brought their expertise straight from Italy. And maybe because they aren’t tied to old-school pizza tradition, the West Coast is open to pizza experimentation that—however unorthodox to New Yorkers and Bostonians alike—has yielded some incredible results.
So, who really has the best pizza in the U.S.? Try these 13 favorites and take your pick.