Pizza is pizza, plain and simple. If you put meat, tomato sauce, and cheese on a good crust then that’s all you’d need for it. However, pizza has been going strong for several years despite the fact that it is so simple. Still, you can only put so many toppings on a pizza before even that starts to grow stale.
Thankfully, the pizza lovers of the world have still been making massive changes to their chosen product to keep it relevant even all these years on and here are some of the most inventive trends:
The pizza bagel
Pizza toppings on a bagel seems simple, but its origins are anything but. At least two inventors claim to have invented it, and it allows many people to simply eat pizza while on the go at all times. Most people often eat pizza for dinner and bagels for breakfast, so putting the two together is pretty darn tasty. Plus, they are everywhere!
If bagels aren’t your style you can still use a traditional crust and place some more breakfasty things on it. Using fried eggs, cheese, sausage, and peppers as toppings can create a breakfast or brunch pizza for any morning.
Its success seems tied to the rise in people who eat brunches, and its continually gained popularity as time goes on. Some restaurants stick to traditional ingredients, while others even put toppings like chicken and waffles on it!
It seems like mothers everywhere rejoiced on the day that the California was invented, because pizza now had a healthy option. The toppings on a California include broccoli, salmon, fennel, and chicken, and olive oil replaces most fats and other sources of sugar. So, it’s different, healthy, and certainly unique to the pizza scene.
In addition, just to make pizza that little bit healthier, many people are now standing by cauliflower crust pizzas, that have either California or regular toppings on them.
Just to go to the other end of the spectrum of health, far beyond the triple cheese and the Meatzilla Pizza of the world, there is the fried pizza. The dough is fried and then covered with the traditional toppings and seasonings before the entire thing is baked. Other places stuff their pizza into the crust like a calzone, and it is amazing.
The second pizza that is named after a city (Chicago being the first), this is the traditional rectangular pizza that is covered in cheese first and then the sauce, and then the toppings. This was created when a Detroit restaurant started using rectangle pans to cook pizza in, and when it became a chain restaurant, everyone else followed in their footsteps.
Far too many more to count
From French bread to Chicago deep dish, pizza and its styles don’t seem to be going anywhere in the near future. So, if you are one of those pizza haters who wishes it would go away, then it probably isn’t a good time you. But if you love pizza, then grab another slice!