Deep dish pizza is delicious, and today is National Deep Dish Pizza Day! Yummy! Deep dish pizza was invented in 1943 in Chicago, and it is still loved by millions. Detroit style deep dish, in its signature rectangular shape, was dreamt up by a man named Gus Guerra in 1946 at a former speakeasy called Buddy’s Rendezvous…which evolved into the Buddy’s Pizza that Detroiters know and love. Check out some of our favorite local places offering the different styles of deep dish pizza in + around Detroit.
Buddy’s Pizza has been serving Detroit-style pizza for 75 years. They make their dough daily and use forged-steel square pans that make their extra thick crust have some crunch. Buddy’s Pizza has 16 locations in Michigan, so you’ll be sure to find a location near you.
Cloverleaf Pizza has carry-out and delivery locations in seven locations in Metro Detroit. They make their dough daily, use premium-quality meats, and use produce from local suppliers to make deep dish pizza. The pizzas are baked on a stone in a traditional deck oven.
PizzaPapalis has nine restaurants throughout Michigan. They use wheat from Kansas, cheese from Wisconsin, tomatoes from Italy, and a secret sauce recipe from Italy. They now offer “Take Make and Bake,” so you can cook your deep dish pizza at home!
Cebella’s Pizza is an independent restaurant in Livonia that uses a secret sauce recipe (including nine spices for a unique flavor!). They are known for their Chicago style pizza, and they have both delivery and carryout options.
Jet’s Pizza started in 1978 in Sterling Heights, and now it has locations in 19 states! They have Detroit-style pizzas that use quality ingredients, have a light airy center to the crust, and are baked to perfection.
Will you be celebrating today National Deep Dish Pizza Day today? What’s your favorite deep dish pizza in Detroit? Do you have any other recommendations for Detroit Mom readers?