Sorry Chi-Town and NYC. When it comes to pizza, KC is the place to be. Here’s why:
1. We’re the melting pot of pizzas
When it comes to pizza styles, we’ve got ’em all. New York slices? Check. Chicago deep dish? Yup. St. Louis? Got that, too. Even Italy is reppin’ its famous Neapolitan style. No matter what kind of pizza you’re looking for, you can find it here.
2. Spin! originated in KC
Spin! opened in Overland Park in 2005 and now has locations in major cities like San Francisco, Dallas and Omaha. It was named a 2013 Breakout Brand by Nation’s Restaurant News and named one of the “Rest of the 101 Best Restaurants” by The Daily Meal. Winner, winner pizza dinner.
3. Pizzeria Locale expanded here first
It’s like Chipotle for pizza. Seriously. This pizza place is a partnership between Chipotle and two Colorado restaurateurs, and out of all the cities it could have expanded to first, it picked KC. #blessed
4. Our local pies are the cherry on top
If chain pizza restaurants are too mainstream for you, fear not. Local eateries like 1889, Pizza Bar and Waldo Pizza are causing permanent FOMO for the rest of the country.
5. Grinders was on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives
Grinders’ pizza is so delicious that it made Guy Fieri’s hair stand up. OK, well … you get the idea. Check out Grinders’ five minutes of fame here and the recipe for their famous “Bengal Tiger” pizza here.
6. The Minsky’s Pizza commercials
Minsky’s is local, which means that the rest of the world is not only deprived from their delicious pizza, but also from their epic commercials featuring Sporting KC star Graham Zusi. Watch at your own peril.
7. Pizza is just a stone’s throw away
Because KC has so many pizza joints, you’re never too far away from your next meal. Google “pizza kansas city” for yourself and see just how many options you have. Pizza all day, everyday.
8. The critics agree
Travel + Leisure named Kansas City one of the 10 best cities in America for pizza. We beat the likes of San Francisco, Memphis and even Portland. Sorry, hipsters.