The most popular type of pizza in every state, according to new data – Eat This Not That
America doesn’t agree on much these days, but there’s one thing we can: we all love pizza.
America’s most popular independent pizza delivery app, Slice, recently conducted a study to find out where American tastes stand when it comes to types of pizza. Here’s a deep dive into the most popular types of pizza in each state and some fun facts you might not know about the hot and nerdy classic, just in time for the most popular day for pizza orders ( ahem, the Super Bowl this Sunday).
And then don’t miss our list of the best pizzas in each state.
Deep pizza is the second most popular in the states, with nine commanding it the most. Alabama is also the state with the least expensive pizza orders overall.
Alaska also favors a deep dish slice. Did you know that the most popular side ordered with pizza is fries?
The Sicilian is the most popular pizza ordered across the states with 10 states choosing this thick, satisfying square slice. Arizona is also the state that orders the most chicken wings with its pies.
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A supreme pizza can vary from region to region, but usually includes pepperoni, sausage, peppers and onions. Seven states order the most pizza supremes. Nationwide, pepperoni is the most popular pizza topping overall, at 37% of pies.
California is one of six states that loves a pizza full of veggies. The state also orders the most side salad, a choice more states should embrace!
Seven states, including Colorado, favor white pizza without red sauce.
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People in Connecticut mostly order white pizza, like Colorado. However, the state has also made New Haven-style pizza famous for which Slice saw 163% more orders in 2021. This type of pizza, according to legend, was made popular by Frank Pepe in the 1920s. thin crust pizza with just tomato sauce as a topping was baked in charcoal or wood ovens and came out charred and crispy.
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In Delaware, people prefer a slice of Sicilian pizza.
If it’s 6 p.m. in Florida, the most popular time across the country to order pizza, you might find many households ordering a thick slice of Sicilian pizza.
Deep pizza is also popular in Georgia.
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Only two states prefer the crispiness of thin-crust pizza over all others.
In Idaho, people keep it healthy with vegetarian pizza. Slice saw 33% more dairy-free pizza orders in 2021 compared to the previous year.
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Chicago is the birthplace of deep-dish pizza, so it’s no surprise that it’s still popular in Illinois. Deep-dish was dreamed up by entrepreneurs Ike Sewell and Ric Riccardo who opened the very first Pizzeria Uno in 1943.
The sister state of Indiana also favors meaty layers of deep pizza.
Iowa is the other state that craves the crispiness of a thin-crust pizza.
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A loaded supreme slice is popular in Kansas.
Three states prefer the flavor of a Buffalo chicken pizza.
In Louisiana, people are piling on the supreme pizza toppings.
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While most deep-dish loving states are clustered in the Midwest, Maine also favors knife-and-fork pizza. Also, in case you were wondering, Halloween is the second most popular day to order pizza, followed by Thanksgiving and New Years.
They eschew the sauce in favor of white pie with ricotta and mozzarella in Maryland.
In Massachusetts, the Sicilian reigns supreme. In addition, this state has the most pizzerias that open early.
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Michigan locals crave the warm comfort of a slice of deep dish.
Chicago’s deep dish is also popular with Minnesota pizza lovers.
Mississippi is the state where people place the most orders midweek, Monday through Thursday. Many of these orders are for a square slice of Sicilian.
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Hawaiian pizza, which is usually topped with pineapple and ham, is a popular order in four states. Slice saw 75% more orders for the much-maligned pineapple pizza topping in 2021. However, it’s still not hugely popular at 1% of toppings.
In Montana, people are going home to eat vegetarian pizza.
In the Nebraska range, people also prefer vegetarian fillings on their pies.
Sicilian pie is popular in Nevada. It is also the state where pizza orders are the most expensive.
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Spicy Buffalo Chicken dominates many New Hampshire pizzas.
White New Jersians favor a thick slice of Sicilian, they are also the state with the most gourmet orders.
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In New Mexico, most pizza orders are for the square Sicilian slice.
Surprisingly, New York, home of the thin-crust pie, also favors a Sicilian slice. If you fancy a slice of late-night New York, you have a choice. This state has the most stores that stay open past 9 p.m.
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The only state where “meat lovers” pizza ranks number one is in North Carolina.
Sweet and savory Hawaiian pizza is the favorite order in North Dakota. In case you were wondering, Hawaiian pizza did not originate in Hawaii. According to Mental Floss, it was invented by a Greek immigrant to Ontario who threw in the filling “just for fun”, to see what people would think. The pizza is named after the brand of pineapple he used.
Ohio folks also go for the pineapple/ham combo on their pies.
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The Supreme is the favorite in Oklahoma.
Oregon is the third state where Hawaiian pizza is a favorite order.
White pies without sauce are the most ordered pizza in the Keystone State. Pennsylvania is also home to the most expensive pizza in the United States. Divino Pizzeria Grill’s golden-hued Mona Lisa pizza features lobster, tiger prawns, caviar and mushrooms that have been dipped in Dom Perignon.
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Rhode Islanders also prefer white pie.
South Carolina locals also skip the tomato sauce for a white pie made with ricotta.
In South Dakota, most orders come from the tangy Buffalo chicken pizzas.
The supreme pie with heavy fillings is a Tennessee favorite.
In Texas too, they like to stock up on toppings. Mushrooms, extra cheese, and sausage are the three most popular toppings in the United States after pepperoni.
Utah is the only state to order the Margherita pizza most often. This pizza is usually lighter on the sauce and features pops of fresh mozzarella and slivers of basil.
Although people in Vermont mostly order vegetarian pizza, it’s also the state that orders the most pineapple.
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White pizza is on the menu in Virginia.
In Washington, pizza lovers are going the healthy route and stacking their veggie pies.
While Sicilian pies are often the order of choice in West Virginia, the state also orders most ranch dressing sides to dip their slices in.
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Deep pizza reigns supreme in Wisconsin.
Finally, in Wyoming, the supreme pizza with heavy toppings is the order of choice.
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