Why NEPA is the Pizza Capital of the World

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If you’re reading this right now, you MUST not be from NEPA, because no true resident of the Northeastern Pennsylvania area needs convincing that their home is the pizza capital of the world. For all “youss guyss” who need convincing, let’s look at the facts.

They have the most pizza.

There are more pizza places per capita in Scranton than anywhere else in the country. Yes, that’s right. In fact, there is almost one pizza restaurant for every 1,000 people who live in Scranton. With that much pizza, how could there be any competition? It’s surprising that any Domino’s are able to stay afloat in such a pizza-saturated area, but the answer to that might be that they see chain pizza as a different dish completely. Delicious when they’re craving it, but definitely not “true pizza.” – According to them:-) – 

They have their own unique pizza.

In NEPA they have their own type of pizza – Old Forge style. It comes in a tray, not a pie, and it’s served by the cut, not the slice. It comes in red and white, and each “pizza cafe” in Old Forge and the surrounding areas puts its own unique spin on this staple food. Aside from the typical trays of Old Forge-style, They also have an abundance of round pizza that scores high with locals. In Wilkes-Barre, you’ll find the sweet sauces at Angelo’s and Gerry’s take the cake. Sabatini’s in Exeter is also one of the most loved pizza joints in the area. Everywhere you turn, there’s a pizza that’s uniquely different than the last, but just as delicious.

They participate in Pizza Madness.

Some participate in March Madness, but in NEPA, Pizza Madness is the real contest. The healthy competition created between local pizza cafes vying for the favorite pizza of the year is not only good for businesses but encourages locals to get more involved in their community. Pizza is more than just a food, it’s a bonding experience, a conversation starter, and a cultural staple.

They are known for their pizza.

NEPA pizza has received notoriety for pizza in many different ways. Aside from self-proclaiming their spot as Pizza Capital, their pizza has been featured in books about the world’s best pizza, has made numerous top 10 lists of best pizza in the country, and has been part of many pizza taste-testings and crawls. Residents of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton area aren’t the only ones who see the hype, and it’s about time the world recognize NEPA as the rightful king of pizza.

They have the best pizza.

Ask any NEPA resident. They all have different favorites, but the decision is unanimous. Pizza from Northeastern Pennsylvania doesn’t just taste better, it IS better. Pizza is not just a food, it’s a part of their heritage, their community. It’s more than just a food, it’s a way of life.




    • Edwige
      November 12, 2018 / 2:01 pm

      I know right, Ashley!