15 Best Pizzas in America
Who makes America's best pizza? The Daily Meal's panel of experts weighs in.
Pizza! If you grew up obsessed with it -- post-game pizza, movie pizza, baby-sitting pizza -- and followed that American passion for cheese, sauce and bread with an adult pursuit of the best slice, the finest pie, the Platonic Neapolitan, then the idea of naming America's best is likely contentious.
That's why in 2012, we did the next best thing. The Daily Meal assembled a panel of experts across America, and asked them to vote for the country's best pies. How did this list of places come to be? Our editors racked their collective pizza memory; consulted venerable texts and online sources, sought out old-school Formica-table joints and brazen newcomers alike. We carefully considered the stalwarts of the country's two pizza capitals, New York City and (cough) Chicago, but not so closely that we couldn't look beyond them.
The result? We ended up with a list of more than 140 places for pizza, most any of which, you'd be very happy with stopping in for a pie. Here are the top 15: