Continuing our hunt for Chicago’s best

When we created our new list of Chicago’s 25 best pizzas, my fellow Food & Dining reporter Nick Kindelsperger and I knew we’d eat a lot more than that. So how do we honor those that are great, but just didn’t make the list this time?



a slice of pizza sitting on top of a table: Peaches en regalia seasonal special pizza with 'nduja at Grateful Bites Pizza Shoppe in Winnetka.


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Peaches en regalia seasonal special pizza with ‘nduja at Grateful Bites Pizza Shoppe in Winnetka.

First, I have to tell you, I hate “best of” lists. Sure, I use them too, but only as part of my own reporting. Here’s the truth we should all know by now: Not all list-makers go to the places they include. We do, and I have the pizza pounds to prove it.

Whether it’s deep dish, tavern-style, woodfired, pan, bakery or those that defy categorization; in the city, on the North, South and West sides, and suburbs, near and far: We

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