3 Innovative Pizzas Worth Another Slice

    These options take the classic dish up a notch.

    Pieology Pizzeria


    Pieology Pizzeria’s Plant Protein Pizza


    “We believe in offering the best of health and indulgence. Our gluten-free cauliflower crust has a hint of cheese and brown rice for the perfect flavor and crunch, and we offer three high-quality plant proteins: Spicy Italian Sausage Rounds, Beef Meatball, and Diced Chicken. These vegan, cholesterol-free, and non-GMO premium toppings taste like meat, but are made with veggies. This pie is topped with fresh veggies and has a zesty kick from the pesto drizzle.”

    Chad Bailey

    vice president of marketing

    The Players:

    • Spicy Italian Sausage Rounds plant protein
    • Beef Meatball plant protein
    • Diced Chicken plant protein
    • Cauliflower crust
    • Housemade red sauce
    • Hand-shredded mozzarella
    • Diced green bell pepper
    • Cherry tomatoes
    • Olives
    • Nut-free pesto


    Lions & Tigers & Squares Detroit Pizza’s Mustard Pie

    Lions & Tigers & Squares Detroit Pizza

    Lions & Tigers & Squares Detroit Pizza’s Mustard Pie

    “This is one of our best-known and most unique pies. The crispy, caramelized cheese crust is a great contrast to the spicy, zingy mustard and, although people are sometimes skeptical, they turn into believers once they taste it. The Mustard Pie was adapted from another pizza joint. We made it our own with a combination of spicy, salty, creamy, and tangy ingredients.”

    —Francis Garcia and Sal Basille

    cofounders and co-owners

    The Players:

    • Spicy brown mustard
    • Detroit-style dough
    • Mozzarella
    • Pecorino romano
    • Corned beef
    • Sauerkraut
    • Cheddar cheese


    MOD Pizza’s Kevin


    MOD Pizza’s Kevin

    “The Kevin pizza came out of an ideation session with a group of our store general managers. We were thinking about fall, and pumpkin is obviously associated with that time of year. The pizza features a pumpkin purée base, topped with fresh peppery arugula, creamy mozzarella, Canadian bacon, Mama Lil’s Sweet Hot Pickled Peppas, and finished with a drizzle of balsamic fig glaze. While in the past we’ve focused on seasonal offerings, we’re now creating pizzas with an eye toward unique ingredient combinations or unique twists on the classics.”

    —Brian Figler

    culinary manager

    The Players:

    • Pumpkin purée
    • Arugula
    • Mozzarella
    • Canadian bacon
    • Mama Lil’s Sweet Hot Pickled Peppas
    • Balsamic fig glaze