Got a birthday party and family coming over? Order a pizza.
Celebrating a friend’s success? Pizza it is.
Are you feeling happy? Pizza is your best friend.
Pizza is undoubtedly one of the most popular fast foods in India today. But what we don’t pay much attention to is the type or style of pizza we eat. Only a few know about the various types of pizzas that are available today. International cuisine is touching down in India, and it’s time you acquaint yourself with it. Here are the different pizza styles you must know!
Also known as the Naples-style pizza, this pizza originated in Naples, Italy. You may have tried it at some point, considering it’s available in almost all gourmet pizza places today.
To a thin crust, simple toppings of mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, and basil leaves are added. It’s fresh, light, crusty, and soft at the same time. The pizza is so famous that some countries lay down strict restrictions on the ingredients that the pizza must have to keep the tradition alive. If it doesn’t meet these specifications, it’s not a Neapolitan pizza.
You can get a taste of one of the best Neapolitan pizzas at Fat Lulu’s Delhi.
A thin hand-tossed base of large-size pizzerias sell New York Pizzas as single slices. They can be easily folded in half and eaten on the go. It suits the general New York lifestyle of living on the go. Typically, this type of pizza has more cheese than its Neapolitan counterpart. It could have toppings, but the basic ones are cheese and tomato sauce.
You can find New York pizzas at Sbarro.
Popularly known as deep-dish pizzas, they’re baked in a pan giving it the signature style of the high or deep crust. They’re topped with toppings aplenty. As you guessed, this pizza style originated in Chicago and is currently popular in the US. Almost like a pie, this pizza has a dense crust.
You can eat this pizza at Chicago Pizza in Select Citywalk.
Another pizza that originated in Italy in Sicily, this style has a thick crust. It almost looks like focaccia. The toppings could be diverse but typically include tomatoes, cheese, onions, anchovies, and herbs. It isn’t easy to find authentic Sicilian pizza locally.
A combination of New York and Italian thin-crust pizzas, the toppings are generally local and seasonal products. These pizzas often come with toppings that you see in high-end cuisine. Traditional toppings include tomato, goat’s cheese, smoked salmon, pepperoni, BBQ chicken, onions, and fresh vegetables.
The famous international chain California Pizza Kitchen serves California-style pizzas.
Pizzas are indeed loved and favored for social gatherings. They’re a casual style food that can bring people together and make them feel at ease. Try out these different styles of pizzas, and you’ll have so much more to talk about with your friends and family.