These 10 U.S. Restaurants Are Among the Best Pizzerias in the World

Two US slice shops even cracked the top 10.

Ken's Artisan Pizza | Courtesy of Big 7 Travel
Ken’s Artisan Pizza | Courtesy of Big 7 Travel
Ken’s Artisan Pizza | Courtesy of Big 7 Travel

Take a pause on your ham and stuffing and Christmas cookie diet for some of the best pizza¬†in the world. Travel site Big 7 Travel just released the latest edition of its annual ranking of the globe’s best ‘za joints and 10 US favorites made the list.¬†

While Big 7 Travel awarded the coveted number one slot to 10 by Diego Vitagliano Pizzeria in Naples, Italy (naturally), US pizzeria Ken’s Artisan Pizza in Portland, Oregon landed at number two, Food + Wine reports.

These are the top 10 pizzerias in the world, according to Big 7: 

1.10 by Diego Vitagliano Pizzeria, Naples, Italy
2. Ken’s Artisan Pizza, Portland, Oregon¬†
3. Peppe Pizzeria, Paris
4. The Good Son, Toronto
5. Seu Pizza Illuminati, Rome
6. Pizzeria Bedia, Philadelphia
7. 48h Pizza e gnocchi, Melbourne
8. La Pizza è Bella, Brussels, Belgium 
9. Via Toledo Enopizzeria, Vienna
10. What the Crust, Cairo

While only two US spots cracked the top 10, plenty of other American slice shops landed in the top 50 list, including¬†Tony’s Pizza Napoletana in San Francisco; Bricco Coal Fired Pizza in Westmont, New Jersey; Del Popolo in San Francisco; Buddy’s Pizza in Detroit; Pijja Palace in Los Angeles; Pizza Delicious in New Orleans; Pequod’s in Chicago; and Ops, in Brooklyn, New York.¬†

Personally, I’m astounded at New York’s minimal presence on the Big 7 Travel list, but at least,¬†the 50 Top Pizza guide gave NYC the respect it deserves earlier this year.Want more Thrillist? Follow us on¬†Instagram,¬†Twitter,¬†Pinterest,¬†YouTube,¬†TikTok, and¬†Snapchat.

Megan Schaltegger is a Staff Writer on the News team at Thrillist.


Mad Mex’s New Menu Item Is Inspired by a Popular Mexican Street Food

mad mex chicken al pastor

Mexican restaurant chain Mad Mex has dropped a new protein, and it’s one of the most popular street foods in Mexico.

Enter, Chicken Al Pastor. It’s traditionally made with pork and grilled on a spinning rotisserie with a pineapple sitting a top, but Mad Mex has put its own spin on it, serving chicken bathed in an Al Pastor marinade with a touch of juicy pineapple.

You can order the protein-packed filling in your favourite burrito, bowl, quesadilla, nachos, or in a taco.

As always, these things are here for a good time, not a long time. Pop into your local Mad Mex restaurant, order delivery or through the Mad Mex app today.

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