You’d be hard-pressed to go anywhere in America without passing at least one pizza place. The Italian dish ranks right up there with hot dogs and hamburgers as our nation’s favorite food — one New Jersey news site even called it the most popular food in the world.
From the most inventive toppings to mobile pizza parlors, here is everything you need to know about getting a slice in the Valley.
With a little help from readers, we scoured the Valley‘s pizzerias to find toppings that were top-notch
Here’s a breakdown of the most popular pizza parlor names in the Hudson Valley
The grandaddy of pizza establishments in the Hudson Valley, Aloy’s Italian Restaurant opened in Poughkeepsie in 1929
Neighborhood hangout: Tony’s Pizzeria — the Valley’s second-oldest pizza parlor — still serves the same traditional pies
By Rosemary O’Connor
Does pizza cooked in a brick oven really taste better? Chef Giovanni Scappin gives us the scoop
Which is better: thin-crust or thick-crust pizza?
There’s something in the water: the Hudson Valley’s water supply makes a real difference in New York-style pizza crust
When in Sicily (or Greece): Local pizzerias toss up their best Sicilian and Greek pies
This means war! Two upstate venues host this year’s Albany Pizza Wars
Seeing stars: Local celebrities chime in on their favorite pizzerias in the Hudson Valley
Agnello’s in New City under the spotlight when Food Network’s Restaurant Stakeout comes a-callin’
Two pizza trucks roll into the Hudson Valley: Pizza Luca and The Cookery’s DoughNation
More pizza, please! Pizza Shop in Fishkill opens