The City with the Best Pizza is…?

The City with the Best Pizza is…? July 7, 2013

According to this report, unsurprisingly, is Chicago. But that’s not quite right. The BEST pizza, hands down (hear this, Lee Strobel?), is Mundelein IL at Bill’s Pizza and Pub. Hands down. Best.Pizza.Ever. (Just ask Jim Wallis. It’s where he got all his ideas. Go ahead and ask him.)

There are some things that exist only in New York, but the city’s traditional foldable, thin-crust pizza is no longer one of them.

“These days, you can find decent, or even excellent, New York–style pizza in almost any medium-sized to large city in America,” says Brooklyn-based writer Jeff Turrentine. “But finding even passable Chicago-style pizza outside of Chicago—that still poses a challenge.”

That only-in-Chicago factor helps explain why the Windy City once again won the No. 1 spot for best pizza city, according to Travel + Leisure readers. This year’s America’s Favorite Cities survey—in which readers rank 35 cities for such enticements as luxury storeslive music, and good-looking locals—revealed voters’ reverence for Chicago’s deep-dish magic.


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