What is the World’s Most Popular Pizza?

What is the World’s Most Popular Pizza?

By Allen O'Shaughnessy | Pizza

May 17
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Pizzas are popular food items across the globe. That being said, depending on where you live you will find that there are different popular options for pizza toppings. Luckily when you order pizza with friends, you can get different toppings on different sides of the pizza to appeal to everyone. Here, we will take a look at which pizza toppings are the popular option in different locations. Read on to see if your favorite pizza topping makes the list.

First, here is a look at which pizza toppings are the favorite choices in the United States and Canada. These are the top choices in these countries:

  • Pepperoni
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions
  • Sausage
  • Bacon
  • Extra Cheese
  • Black Olives
  • Green Peppers
  • Pineapple
  • Spinach

Interestingly when people order half and half pizzas in these countries, the two most divisive of these toppings are pineapples and green peppers. Another interesting piece of information that comes out of this study is that around 37% will also include a cheese only pizza.

In the UK, the top pizzas are quite different than in the United States and Canada. One of the top choices is the highly controversial in Hawaiian pizza tops the list as the most available pizza. The margherita pizza can find itself in the number 2 spot here, followed by the vegetarian pizza. Meat pizza and seafood pizza are 4th and 5th place on this list. Other areas love Mexican pizza or the Bolognese pizzas. Other popular choices include hot and spicy, BBQ chicken, and the Doner pizza.

Now we will look at the popular pizza options in other countries:

  • India – Tofu, pickled ginger, paneer, and spiced mutton. Tikka is another popular choice for a topping here.
  • Russia – Served cold, a Mockba pizza (which is topped by sardines, tuna, red herring, mackerel, and onions).
  • Brazil – popular toppings include hard boiled eggs, corn, green peas, hearts of palms, and raisins.
  • Japan – Mayo Jaga (mixture of bacon, mayo, and potato), squid, eel, and teriyaki chicken are popular choices.
  • France – A creation known as tarte flambée is quite popular. This is where bacon, fresh cream, and bacon are placed on top of a very thin layer of dough.
  • Germany – A common pizza here is created with canned tuna as well as many different other ingredients used in combination.
  • Sweden – curry-power, chicken, peanuts, pineapple, and bananas are popular topping choices here.
  • Pakistan – Chicken tikka, curry, and achari chicken pizzas are among the most popular choices.

Various regions have their own very unique twist on the popular pizza. It is quite interested to see how the traditional pizza has evolved into creations that are entirely unique to the different cultures across the globe. The fact is that people love their pizza, no matter where they live.

Each slice brings together families and friends in their countries. Which option is your favourite? How does your favourite slice of pizza match up with the common pizza various in your area?

No matter where you live, everyone can agree that pizza is as diverse as we are. 
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About the Author

After studying Hotel and Catering Management, head chef Allen entered the family business in 2012 moving Brew Bros towards a more service oriented restaurant serving freshly cooked local produce and the finest Gourmet burgers to the great people of Limerick.

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