The battle between Chicago style pizza and New York pizza has been going on for centuries, and we are still not able to declare the winner.Every time this topic comes and leaves us with endless debates.
But before going there knowing both of pizzas is important. NY style Pizzas were originated in NYC only in 1905.These are mostly preferred in New York, New Jersey, nd Connecticut. Chicago style pizza developed first in Chicago in 1943 and the main idea was to make a deep dish pizza . It should not to be confused with what we commonly know as ‘deep pan’. It’s about 3 inches thick.Deep dish pizza is a kind of Chicago style pizza,b ut it remains to be the most popular form.
Some people believe that its futile to discuss which is better than what as there is no comparison at all.Contesting them on the basis of just crust which remains to be the major difference is not a that good idea. That’s more like comparing same things with different thickness level. If one really had both of them then I think they would be able to find many differences. I would probably not give a specific winner to this contest but will leave you definitely with more awareness of this battle and the actual difference between the two.
- The crust
New York pizza is known for its thin yet enriched with tomato sauce,cheese and toppings crust.
Whereas deep dish Chicago style pizza is like a cheese burst into your mouth and you simply can’t resist if you are a hard core cheese lover!
NY pizza is much more convenient to hold and eat. Infact if you can not fold the pizza then it isn’t a true NY pizza .On the other hand Chicago pizza is itself a an experience . You simply can not just eat it but you need your own personal space to enjoy it.
NY pizza comes with a thin layer of topping whereas you have an inch deep topping full of cheese and stuff in Chicago style pizza. Not that thin layer means any compromise anywhere , it has its own pleasure of eating. It’s totally depended upon personal preference. Where there are people who are simply fascinated by inch deep topping and then there are those who find thin layer more appealing and easy to digest.
Thin mozzarella cheese is what usually present in NY pizzas and we will definitely not have a problem with that. Chicago pizzas to fill there inch deep toppings with different types of cheese.
NY pizzas are usually served as a triangular easy to fold pieces and Chicago pizzas are served like a casserole.
These are the basic differences between the two. Both are obviously pizzas and you just can’t hate them but the priority is always based on personal preference. Where NY pizzas are becoming more and more popular just because of the convenience factor, we know that when it comes to proper pizza eating experience Chicago pizzas can’t be avoided. Though its really easy for Chicago style to make fat and full of cheese !