What is usually round, cut into triangles and served in a square box?
This extremely popular food has been defined as: “The perfect meal. An open-faced pie using tomato sauce, cheese and any manner of toppings. Tastes like heaven and is sometimes stated to be better than a relationship.”
But pizza is more than sauce, cheese and toppings. For crust options alone we see hand-tossed, crispy crust, New York thin crust, Chicago deep dish, Detroit-style square, and more. Add in a wide range of sauce options and toppings and the possibilities are seemingly endless!
While the Parenting Program staff has our individual favorites, we all agree that we love pizza! Our staff also made note that there is a difference between sit-down places and take-out. Here is our take on our favorite pizzas in metro Detroit.
- Emily Swan: Jet’s Pizza is our family’s favorite carryout pizza, hands down. The Detroit-style square pizza with the crispy crust is sooooo good! We love their breadsticks and their buttermilk ranch dressing is top-notch. I recently learned that you can buy a bottle of their ranch to keep at home! My kids know when we’re trying to pull a fast one and give them Hidden Valley Ranch instead of Jet’s, my then-two-year-old once insisted on “pizza ranch”!
- Deanna Robb: My kids love Jet’s but my husband and I prefer Green Lantern.
- Lori Polakowski: We make pizza at home. My favorite is white pizza with caramelized onions, pine nuts, arugula, mushrooms and mozzarella.
- Lucy Hill: Our favorite take-out is Green Lantern.
- Karen Duffy:Our favorite is Jet’s.
- Nicole Capozello: My favorite place for pizza is home, straight out of my own oven, using the deep dish pan my mom bought me in Chicago. However if it’s from someone else is oven, we like carryout from Holiday Pizza in Sterling Heights.
- Becky Bibbs: My family loves Marco’s Pizza for carry-out. The sauce is delicious and the hand-tossed crust is always baked perfectly. Bonus: When you pick up your pizza, they open it and check it over with you to make sure it’s what you ordered. (They make great subs, too!)
- Stephanie Babcock: Our favorite order-out pizza is Hungry Howie’s. My boys like trying different flavor crusts every time we order.
- Emily Swan: Our favorite sit-down place is Loui’s Pizza in Hazel Park. This place is not fancy and they don’t take reservations. Be prepared to stand in line on the weekends! Their Detroit-style pizza is delicious, but our favorite thing on the menu is their antipasto salad! You can buy their Italian dressing to take home. It’s delicious – I think I could drink it!
- Deanna Robb: We rotate between Bigalora Wood Fired Cucina, Crispelli’s, and of course, Alibi of Troy. But my go-to pizza is the Pesto Genovese pizza and crispy Brussels sprouts (small plates side) at Bigalora. Yum!!!
- Lucy Hill: We do not eat pizza out much but if we do, Loui’s Pizza is the one!
- Nicole Capozello: For dine-in, it’s got to be UNO Pizzeria & Grill’s Chicago-style pizza (chunky sauce, please!).
- Becky Bibbs: MOD Pizza is amazing! We love that we can each order own individual, thin-crust pizza just the way we want. Whether you put on one topping or all of the 30+ options, the price doesn’t change. Still hungry? Order a crème-filled, chocolate “no-name cake” for dessert.
- Stephanie Babcock: Our favorite sit-down pizza is California Pizza Kitchen. My family likes the BBQ chicken pizza and a good old-fashioned pepperoni pizza. I think they enjoy the different tastes of having BBQ sauce as the base. The latest hit for the boys is enjoying ranch dressing as a dipping sauce for pizza. What is that about?!
Are any of these your top pizza places? Do you have a favorite place you think we should try? Let us know in the comments.