Three Modern Pizza Trends You Need To Know About

Posted on: 28 November 2017


Culinary trends come and go, but there's something about pizza that's timeless -- which could have a lot to do with the fact that the pizzerias traditionally enjoy greater overall stability than their trendy counterparts serving other types of food. That doesn't mean that the pizza industry doesn't have delicious trends, many of which go on to become classics in their own right. Following are three trends you'll probably be seeing on your local pizza scene this year:

Detroit-Style Pizza

Detroit-style pizza is pizza cut in squares instead of in triangular slices. As its name implies, it was developed in Detroit, Michigan, and has deep roots in its home city. However, it wasn't until recently that pizzerias in other parts of the country jumped on the square bandwagon and started producing it for their customers. Detroit-style pizza is cooked in deep pans that produce this style of pizza's characteristic carmelized cheese that lines the edges, thick, spongy crust, and the crispy top.  The pans actually came from factories that manufactured automobiles, making them even more quintessentially Detroit. 

Breakfast Pizza

If you're like most pizza lovers, you've enjoyed a cold slice of leftover pizza for breakfast many times on the morning after dining on your favorite pizza. You'll love one of the current emerging trends -- pizza made specifically for breakfast. Because pizza is eaten with the hands, it's a perfect breakfast choice for commuters. Breakfast pizza isn't only showing up on the menus of standard pizzerias looking to expand their hours -- it's also being served at upscale restaurants. Ingredients include eggs, cheese, various sausages and types of bacon, sausage gravy for the sauce instead of classic tomato sauce, and more classic breakfast foods.

Eggs Florentine pizza is an excellent choice for those seeking an alternative to this classic brunch options, and pizza French toast is available in some places for those who struggle to make up their minds between breakfast pizza and French toast. 

Fast-Casual Pizzerias

Pizza has never been considered fast food -- until now, with fast-casual pizza place making a splash on culinary landscapes all across the country. If you've ever eaten in a Subway, you get the picture -- you order from a counter from an array of crust types and toppings, and your customized pizza is put together quickly. Fast-casual pizza joints are ideal for those on limited lunch breaks as well as those who simply don't want to wait the usual amount of time to get their pizza fix. 

Contact a local pizza restaurant for more information and assistance.