If there’s one thing that Buffalonians and New Yorkers both take pride in, it’s their love for pizza. While Buffalo and New York City are both known for their distinct pizza styles, they couldn’t be more different. This blog post will discuss the unique qualities of Buffalo-style and New York-style pizza. We will explore the factors that set them apart and appreciate their deliciousness.
Traditional Pepperoni from Franco’s Pizza
Buffalo-style pizza is a regional delight that originated right here in the Queen City. It has gained a loyal following due to its signature thick, airy crust, tangy sauce, and distinctive cup-and-char pepperoni. The crust is often referred to as “spongy” or “bready” due to its light and fluffy texture. It’s not uncommon to find the edges of a Buffalo-style pizza slightly charred, adding a touch of smoky flavor.
What truly sets Buffalo-style pizza apart is the sauce. Known for its slight sweetness and vibrant tomato flavor, the sauce is applied generously all the way to the edge. It strikes the perfect balance between tangy and sweet, elevating the overall taste experience. Buffalo-style pizza also prides itself on its unique topping combinations, with favorites like chicken wing pizza, topped with tangy hot sauce and blue cheese.
On the other side of the spectrum, we have the legendary New York-style pizza. Often characterized by its large, foldable slices, this style has captured the hearts of pizza enthusiasts worldwide. The key to New York-style pizza lies in its thin crust that strikes a balance between crispy and chewy. The crust is typically hand-tossed and undergoes a slow fermentation process, which contributes to its complex flavors.
The sauce is minimalistic, consisting of crushed tomatoes, oregano, garlic, and a touch of olive oil. This allows the cheese, often a combination of mozzarella and aged provolone, to take center stage. New York-style pizza has many toppings, including pepperoni, sausage, artichokes, and sun-dried tomatoes.
When it comes to pizza, Buffalo and New York City have forged their own culinary legacies. Buffalo-style and New York-style pizzas are unique and loved in their regions due to their distinct characteristics.
While both styles are a testament to the artistry and passion that goes into making a truly great pizza, we can’t help but be biased! Buffalo pizza is simply an experience unlike any other – and we invite you to experience it at Franco’s today.