On the Daily: Detroit named fifth-best place to get pizza in the country

Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 9:27pm

In the city of Detroit, everybody gets a slice.

Detroit ranked number five on Tasting Table’s list of “The 9 Best Cities for Pizza Lovers.” New York City and Brooklyn came in first and second, respectively.

According to the website, Detroit-style pizza is characterized by its rectangular shape and abundance of crust. Notable pizza joints mentioned in the article are Amar Pizza, Loui’s Pizza and Pepe Z’s.   

A Detroit Free Press article about the rating notes that Detroit was also named a top travel destination by the New York Times and a top “unexpected” food city by National Geographic, both for 2017.

Eater Detroit’s online map of “The Essential Metro Detroit Pizzerias” also mentions the city’s iconic Neapolitan round pizza and its own New York style. Niki’s Pizza, located in Bricktown — a neighborhood of Detroit — is described as an exemplar of the city’s deep dish. PizzaPapalis, a Metro Detroit chain, is known for its Chicago-style deep dish, according to the article. Supino Pizzeria, a family-owned diner in the heart of Eastern Market, is known for its New York style. The restaurant was also featured on an episode of Food Network’s hit TV show, “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.” Guy Fieri — restaurateur and host of the show —  said his favorite Supino pizza was the “City Wing Thing,” complete with smoked turkey, cherry peppers and garlic.