America’s newest restaurant craze follows the built your concept we all so dearly love. First came subway with their sandwiches, then Chipotle with their yummy burritos and now we have pizza. This new trend is changing the way we eat pizza and giving big chains like Pizza Hut and Dominoes a run for their money. Build-your-own pizza shops are just more convenient. You get to create your own personal size pizza. You get to add all the ingredients that you want without having to compromise with anyone or pay extra. The price per pizza is also reasonable.
Since the idea came out, we’ve seen various restaurants with the same concept emerge. The top three chains currently battling it out for the top spot are Pieology, Blaze Pizza and Pizza Rev. They all custom craft your pizza using a variety of ingredients.
This is a general menu of the ingredients used by all three chains:
House made Gluten-free (add. $2)
Red sauce BBQ sauce Olive oil White sauce
Pepperoni Sausage Meatballs Chicken Ham Bacon
Artichokes Bell peppers Garlic Basil Jalapenos Mushrooms Olives Pineapple Onions Spinach
Mozzarella Ricotta Vegan (add.)
The only difference among these restaurants is their minor variation in ingredients. You might find an ingredient in one of the places that you won’t in the other two. Wheat dough might just be a record breaker for you. Maybe you’re a big fan of goat cheese and you just have to have your pizza with it. Well, I am here to save you the hassle. I took care of all the dirty work. I went out and tried all three places and here are the results.
By far, Pieology was my favorite. It was overall a better tasting pizza. Their crust was the best tasting out of the three. They had a few different choices on their menu and these included:
Herb butter Fiery Buffalo
Corn Banana Peppers
Blaze would be my second choice. They have a spicy red sauce that is really flavorful. Choices only found at Blaze include:
Arugula Zucchini Pepperonicini
Spicy red sauce
Pizza Rev offers the most choices in meat, but their crust isn’t any good. The dough gives the pizza a slight frozen pizza type of taste. Choices only found at Pizza Rev include:
Cilantro Fennel seeds Capers
Vegan sausage Crumbled beef Anchovies Beef pepperoni Sweet fennel sausage
Now that you have all this information, go ahead and try the one that sounds most appealing you. After you’ve done that, come back to this post and vote for your favorite.
Feature Image by:Dominik Schwind