4 Michigan Pizzas Ranked Among Best in the Nation
While pizza has always been a favorite meal, I feel like A LOT of us are turning to the cheesy, saucy comfort food during the pandemic. Where is your favorite place to grab a slice in the Mitten State?
Four Michigan pizzerias are getting national recognition for surviving up the best pies in the country.
How did they pick the top pies? The Daily Meal says they "used internal expertise, scoured Yelp and other review sites, looked at coverage by local journalists and gathered suggestions from readers". And while no doubt pizza chains are popular in the U.S., the Daily Meal decided to focus "smaller establishments and local favorites that have found success branching out to a few locations."
Here are the Michigan pizzas that made their top 101:
No. 94 - Cloverleaf Pizza
24443 Gratiot Ave., Eastpointe, Michigan
Cloverleaf Pizza in Eastpointe, Michigan, is the real deal. Here’s an origin story you might not know: Founder Gus Guerra is credited with creating Detroit-style pizza using his wife Anna Passalacqua’s Sicilian family recipe for thick-crust dough. That’s when the “Motor City Square” was born, and today, you can get it the same way Guerra made it back in the day.
No. 57 - Loui's Pizza
23141 Dequindre Rd., Hazel Park, Michigan
The people of Hazel Park, Michigan, and its visitors rave about Loui’s Pizza and its deep-dish Detroit-style pie. “We use original brick ovens [with] no conveyors. That’s what separates our pizza from our competitors,” Loui’s Pizza told The Daily Meal. Go for regular cheese or pick from the most popular toppings at this family-owned establishment: pepperoni and mushroom. And don’t skip out on the crust. Some say that’s the best part.
No. 35 - Supino Pizzeria
2457 Russell St., Detroit, Michigan
There are nine pizzas on the menu at Supino in Detroit that are made from local and organic products whenever possible. Some popular pies include the no-sauce Funghi with flat parsley, fresh basil, mushrooms, mozzarella, smoked Gouda and Parmigiano-Reggiano; and the red-sauce Supino with roasted garlic, black olives, chili oil, ricotta and mozzarella.
No. 6 - Buddy's Pizza
Multiple Michigan locations
The original Buddy's Pizza is located at 7125 Conant St in Detroit. There are 16 Buddy's Pizzas in Michigan, including one in Grand Rapids at 4061 28th St SE.
Detroit may be one of the most underrated cities in America, but the thrill of Buddy’s Pizza is just right. This Motor City restaurant takes the No. 6 spot on our list for its swoon-worthy square-shaped pizzas perfected over five generations. Make your own with Wisconsin brick cheese, tomato or tomato basil sauce and all the toppings your heart desires, or go for one of 14 signature pies.
Here are the Daily Beast's picks for the Top 5 pizzas in America:
1. Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana - New Haven, Connecticut
2. Pequod's - Chicago, Illinois
3. John's of Bleecker Street - New York City, New York
4. Razza Pizza Artigianale - Jersey City, New Jersey
5. Slim & Husky’s Pizza Beeria - Nashville, Tennesee
What do you think, is there a Michigan pizza they missed that should have made the list?