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National Pizza Day 2020: Which is the best pizza topping?

Whatever the base, it's the toppings that really matter.

National Pizza Day 2020: Which is the best pizza topping?
Danielle de Wolfe
09 February 2020

Pizza. Everyone loves it. If you dare to challenge this fundamental fact, it’s time you questioned your sanity. After all, the combination of carby dough and mouth watering toppings is an unbeatable collaboration.

So much so, they’ve even gone and dedicated a day to it.


Sunday 9th February marks National Pizza Day, an occasion dedicated to the best slices around. And you’ll be pleased to hear there are a host of deals on offer nationwide to celebrate the date in style.


Take pizza pros The Italian Job for example. The brand is having a free pizza giveaway at their Notting Hill and Hackney Wick sites, offering craft beer aficionados one free pizza per table from 12pm. The best part? It extends to every pizza on the menu.


And then there’s Pizza Express who’s 55th Birthday just so happens to coincide with National Pizza Day. To celebrate, the chain is set to hide 55 golden dough balls worth £1,000 across the country, with locations ranging from supermarkets to selected Deliveroo orders. Clues can be found on the @PizzaExpress Instagram account, or alternatively using the hashtag #PE55.


And as if that wasn’t enough, The Original Black Garlic is teaming up with three London pizzerias - Roma Pizza, Radio Alice and The Dough Shack - to bring you some truly unique black garlic-infused dishes. The first 10 pizzas ordered featuring The Original Black Garlic at the participating restaurants will be on the house.


Ah, we do love a free slice on National Pizza Day.


But now, back to the important topic of pizza toppings. Whether you like your base thin and crispy or you’d rather a deep dish with enough dough to sink a small ship, we all know it's what goes on top that really matters.


From mouthwatering mozzarella to the inevitable pineapple debate, we've set out to discover the ultimate topping combinations adored by a nation of pizza lovers. Hot and spicy? Maybe. Prefer a meat feast? Why not.


The time has come to cast your vote.


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1. Pepperoni

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A combination adored by meat lovers everywhere, pepperoni is the ideal way to liven up a classic cheese and tomato offering. Sizzling slices best served piping hot, there's not much to dislike

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2. Cheese and Tomato

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It's a classic combination, but when you're forking out plenty of dough for a mouthwatering pizza, is it worth keeping it simple? Thousands of you seem think so as it remains a favoured combo for swathes of thischeese-adoring population.

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3. American Hot

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Spicy American, American Hot, whatever you choose to call it, this meaty offering comes with a kick. With chillis scattered by the bucket load and plenty of pepperoni on offer, it's the ultimate combo

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Because sometimes pepperoni just isn't enough, we've decided to throw in the classic sausage offering. Will it usurp its pork counterpart? Only time will tell

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5. Meat Feast

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For times when one type of meat just isn't enough, the meat feast is the ultimate carnivorous slice. Whether you call it a meat feast, all the meat or even the meaty one, this celebration of chicken, beef, bacon, pepperoni and sausage serves up too much excitement for one person o handle.

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6. Hawaiian

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And then pineapple enters the debate. Loved and loathed in similar measures, it's the belief of many that the humble pineapple isn't deserving of pizza glory. We beg to differ. Paired with ham, Hawaiian might just be the ultimate combination.

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7. Veggie Supremie

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Adored by veggies (and non veggies) the world over, this classic combo of peppers, sweetcorn, onions and mushrooms is a winner whatever your preference

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8. Ham and Mushroom

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After mushroom was announced as the nation's favourite pizza topping (is it us or does this seem like a rogue choice?), ham and mushroom is surely set to rank highly on your list of ultimate toppings. Part meaty delight, part veggie feast, this is a winning combination.

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9. BBQ Chicken

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Now, not everyone adores a sweet 'n' spicy BBQ base, but those who do know how glorious it can taste. Topped with chicken, peppers and a fair amount of onions for good measure, this is basically fajita mixon a pizza.

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10. Vegan Jackfruit

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Because not everyone chooses to chow down on cheese and meat, this jackfruit offering is set to keep veggies and vegans alike happy. The texture of meat minus the carnivorous edge, it' a taste sensation.

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