Pizza symbolizes everything great about America. It came to us from another country, but over generations, we’ve changed it, adapted it, put our own twists on it, and made something that, to most of us, is even better than the original. Sure, you can still get fantastic, authentic Italian pizza, but will it have pepperoni curled into grease pools? Or avocado on top? Or square slices rimmed with deliciously-burnt cheese? Likely not.
Americans across the country have made regional tweaks to pizza, creating styles you can often only get by traveling the nation. From the Provel crackers in St. Louis to the coal-fired pies of New Haven, here are America’s 10 most distinctive pizza styles, ranked in order of deliciousness.