The unofficial reigning champ among locals, Pequod’s has two locations (Morton Grove and Lincoln Park), making it easy to get your fix of its popular pan pizza. With a substantial crust and generous selection of toppings, you really can’t go wrong with any combination of ingredients. The pizza here is known for its caramelized "halo" crust, created by sprinkling cheese edge to edge and baking it until it’s crisp and brown. But our favorite part of this pie is the sauce—refreshingly bright and undoctored, it tastes like fresh tomatoes.
Chicago is a city that loves pizza, and Chicagoans have loyalties. Much like we favor Chicago breweries and defend our favorite sports teams, we pick favorite pizzerias—and styles—and claim them as our own. Sure, some locals may scoff at the lines of tourists snaking around the Loop’s deep dish pizzerias, but let’s face it: sometimes, we secretly wish that we were first in line to devour sturdy, buttery crust moulded into a high-sided pan, layed with gooey mozzarella and blanketed in a chunky, bright tomato sauce (and don't forget the toppings).
If you’re searching for deep dish pizza in Chicago, we've gathered some spots where you can impress out-of-town visitors looking for the best things to do in Chicago or simply enjoy yourself. Because it truly doesn’t matter who invented deep dish pizza or if it’s entirely authentic or not. What matters is it tastes pretty damn good.
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