Pizza has become the world's comfort food, and with so many varieties, your idea of the perfect pizza may differ from the next guy's. Luckily, Taipei is not lacking when it comes to hot, cheesy, gooey pizza goodness. Whether you're a fan of the thin, crispy crust filled with gourmet toppings or a thick, chewy pie loaded with cheese and pepperoni, these ten Taipei pizzerias have you covered.
Alleycat's Pizza, consistently ranked as the best pizza anywhere in Taiwan, definitely deserves its spot at the top of the list. When you want a hot pie that tastes like it does back home, Alleycat's delivers (it's a bummer they don't actually deliver). Each thin crust work of art is loaded with fresh toppings and goes well with a cold beer in the restaurant's dive bar-like atmosphere. Save room for the tiramisu. It's as good as the pizza.
A close second on the list of Taipei's best pizzas is MaryJane Pizza. If you're sick of corn pizza with super-sweet crust, you'll find blessed relief at MaryJane. The extra-cheesy pizzas also come with some toppings otherwise hard to find in Asia, like jalapeños, bleu cheese, and smoked salmon.
If most pizza joints leave you feeling overly full, bloated, and ready for a nap, head on over to So Free Pizza and Cheese. The small menu of vegetarian pizzas come in a perfectly finish-able 8-inch size alongside a variety of healthy drink options. Since you were good and had asparagus on your pizza, maybe you can indulge in one of So Free's sweet pizzas for dessert.
Chicago Pizza Factory didn't make the list for fresh, high-quality toppings or a froofy atmosphere. It made the list because it delivers authentic American-style pizza, grease and all, right to your door wherever you happen to be in Taipei. Whether you're feeding a crowd or watching movies solo, Chicago Pizza Factory is the best cure for the combination of hungry and lazy.
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