This isn’t a scientifically sound statement, per se, but I’m willing to bet that if you ask a random sampling of individuals to name their favorite food, approximately 75 percent will answer ‘pizza.’
Chances are, most Metro Detroiters have been to Buddy’s and Shield’s. They’re probably the most well known local pizzerias, and two of the tastiest. However, there are tons of other mom and pop pizza shops around, and you’d be doing yourself a disservice if you didn’t sample them all.
The menu at Supino Pizzeria in Detroit features red pizza (with sauce) and white pizza (without). You also have the option of building your own pie, but with specials like Quattro Formaggio (four cheese) and Margherita, why bother?
Northville’s Pizza Cutter is one of my personal favorites. The gourmet menu features pizzas including garlic & chive, southwestern chicken and pesto. If you’re looking for a healthier pie, you can order whole-wheat crust.
If you’re on a health kick, or have a restricted diet, head to Amici’s in Berkley. The menu features both vegan and gluten free pizzas that stand out from the rest—black bean, smoked salmon, Caribbean spicy jerk chicken and fresh arugula pies are among the choices.
At Detroit’s Motor City Brewing Works, The Godfather (pesto sauce, goat cheese, roasted red peppers and roasted garlic) and Roasted Pear & Fig (olive oil, Gorgonzola, oven roasted pears and figs, red onions and spices) are both evidence that this isn’t just another “cheese and pepperoni” type place.
Head to The Green Lantern Pizzeria, with locations in Royal Oak and Madison Heights, to build your own pie, order a standard special, or choose one of the more unique items like BLT Pizza or Chicken Siciliano (garlic butter, chicken breast, red onion, tomato, hot pepper rings, feta and oregano).
Brooklyn Pizza, in Troy and Birmingham, is the best for New York style slices, while Pizzeria Biga, in Royal Oak and Southfield, serves chewy, Neapolitan-style pizza, baked fresh in a 900-degree oven.
There are seven days in a week, which equates to 14 combined lunch and dinner opportunities for pizza. Get to it!