Craving a slice? Who doesn’t want some pizza?
Even though a lot has changed in the past couple of years, one thing remains the same…people’s love for pizza. In the United States, pizza was the most searched dish on Google Maps during every month of 2021.
North Carolina is no exception, ranking 38th in the country with the highest number of pizzerias per capita. There are 3 pizzerias for every 10,000 residents as of January 18, 2022. We compiled some not-so-cheesy Google Maps pizza trends for the nation and North Carolina to celebrate National Pizza Day on February 9.
A hot slice of Google Maps’ Pizza Trends
- In garlic crust we trust. For the second year in a row, Domino’s Pizza remains the top searched pizza spot in the U.S.
- Pizza cravin’ in New Haven. As of January 2022, Connecticut is the state with the most pizzerias per capita. New Jersey comes in at a close second.
- A not-so-meaty New York Slice. People in the New York metropolitan area search for “vegan pizza” on Google Maps more than in any other U.S. metro.
- Rolling in the deep dish. It likely comes as no surprise that people in Chicago search for “deep dish” on Google Maps more than in any other U.S. metro. In fact, Google Maps searches for “deep dish” in Chicago are nearly 4X higher than the second-place city, which is Los Angeles.
Now for the best part, North Carolina pizza joints! We’ve compiled a list of the top pizza joints in North Carolina that have been reviewed. The top 500 pizza places with a minimum of 250 reviews and the top reviewed pizza places with a minimum of 100 reviews are used.