If you asked the American people to vote on the best pizza topping, I’m pretty sure we’d pick something nice and mainstream. But if you ask a hipster food writer to rank pizza toppings, you wind up with THIS… and I’m not necessarily disagreeing!
The website Thrillist just put out a list where their pizza writer ranked 26 toppings from best to worst. And their number one pick was: fresh basil. I use that as a topping often when I make pizza at home. And guess what? I find pepperoni gross.
got fairly poetic when he tried to justify that pick, quote, “[Basil] is a simple aromatic herb that brings out the natural sweetness of the tomatoes, doesn’t hog the spotlight from the dairy . . . and elevates and refreshes even frozen slices.”
Here’s the Top 5, which seems not so mainstream…
- Fresh basil
- Sun-dried tomatoes
The pick for the worst pizza topping is ham. Broccoli came in second-to-last.