If you have ever been in Greek Town then you have most likely had a Greek pizza. it’s simply put, a pizza with gyro meat on top. Yes, it is as delicious as it sounds. I had my first Greek pizza at a pizzeria near me name Paulo’s Pizza. I was a bit skeptical as I don’t like to try too many different types of foods but this was an excellent decision. Paulo’s made 5 pizzas for us that night and the Greek pizza was the one that I ordered. This was somewhat beneficial for me as if I didn’t like the pizza I could just eat one of the other four pizzas.
Even though the idea of a Greek pizza is regarding the way the pizza is made the ingredients themselves differ greatly depending on the location of the pizzeria. Greek pizza is also cooked in a pan rather than on the bricks of a pizza oven. Not so deep of a pan that it is confused for a Chicago style pizza. It is more of a thinner pan that makes the crust chewy to a degree. Greek pizzerias usually use larger pieces of tomato to create a tangier tasting pizza as compared to a normal pizza.
Greek immigrants bringing their own ideas of what makes a pizza great are the original creators of the delicious pie. Most of these pizzerias reside within a Greek town in most major cities. With this information anyone is able to try a Greek pizza in their area if they are close to a major city. The closest pizzeria near me that makes Greek pizza has been there for many years.
At the end of the day, the idea of a good slice of pizza is in the eye of the beholder. There are so many variations of the pizza pie that any one with a country can creak their own pizza. Ever heard of an African pizza? No? Well I am sure one exist somewhere if you look hard enough. I challenge you to go out into the world and create your own recipe the same way the Greek immigrants did with they came to the United States.