Best Pizza in Bergen County


What is the first image that comes to mind when you think of pizza? Round? Thin? Cheesy? Piping hot? Pepperoni? Delicious! Sure, all of these came to my mind just now but let’s dig a little deeper shall we?

If we are tired from a long hard day at work, we go home and don’t feel like fixing dinner, we order or pick up a pizza. If we are in a hurry and need something quick because we need to get Johnny to little league practice, we order or pick up a pizza. When our pre-teen daughter wants to have a sleep over, we order or pick up a pizza. The bottom line here is that pizza is our old reliable friend.

Do you remember when you were first introduced to pizza? You were probably in elementary school, if not earlier. In high school it was there for you and your friends and all your social gatherings. Of course it was a staple in college and perhaps you even delivered pizza to others as a part time job while you were getting your higher education. Pizza has been there for us from the beginning and remained our friend through it all.

The pizza can be custom made; there is pizza loaded with meat for the carnivore – beef, pepperoni, sausage, bacon, and even chicken. If you throw some ham and pineapple on your pie then you have what is known as the Hawaiian pizza. The pizza with fruit on it made its debut in the early 1960s and is very popular in Australia. Rumors have it that the Hawaiian pizza did not get its start in Hawaii but in Ontario. Who knew? Now you do. Spring that clever piece of information on your friends at your next get together.

If you were vegetarian, I would imagine it would be easy to fashion your version of the meatless pizza pie. As far as the organic craze going on in today’s world, the pizza can probably claim fame to being organic from the beginning. Let’s take a look at how it all started.

It is hotly debated where, exactly, the pizza originated. Most folks say it originated in Naples, Italy but there are some that say it was the Greeks who first started making the large, round, flatbread topping it with oil, spices, and herbs.

Wherever pizza originated, we here in Bergen County can all agree to be happy it made its way to America.