There is no doubt in my mind that Buffalo is one of the best cities in the world for pizza. It should be in the running for the pizza capital of America, just for the sheer number of pizzerias per capita, compared to other pizza-crazy cities *New York City, Chicago, Detroit).

Buffalo-style pizza is unlike anything else. It's got a slightly thicker crust. It features extra cheese. The cup-and-char pepperoni is a trademark, plus the sweeter sauce and toppings that often like to extend to the edge of the crust. It's simply beautiful.

That's not to say they're not NY-style pizza joints in Western New York, because there clearly are, and some of them are amazing in their own right.

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I've sampled dozens and dozens of pizzerias in Buffalo over the course of my life and I'm not joking when I say you can go weeks and weeks trying a new pizza place every day and still come away impressed by the taste of the Buffalo or Western New York pizzeria.

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