It’s a lot of fun to learn about your favorite celebrities. It’s cool to learn about their favorite restaurants, hobbies, books and movies. We like to learn these things because it makes Hollywood stars seem more human, more approachable and more like us.
Besides, anyone who’s ever admired someone knows what it feels like to want to be just like that person. Whether it’s your parents or a celebrity, we all have people we want to emulate. The only problem with celebrities is that often, their preferences are for things most of us could never afford in our wildest dreams.
That’s where pizza comes in. Pizza is a great equalizer. No matter how rich or famous you become, you never outgrow your love of pizza. While some of us might be able to afford more expensive pizza than others, pizza is still a combination of delicious flavors, no matter where you buy it. Since everyone loves this tasty treat, it’s not surprising what pizza toppings are popular in Hollywood, too. And even actors have their favorite pizza toppings.
So if you’re looking to take a leaf out of your beloved celebrity’s book, why not sample their favorite pizza toppings and flavors? Let’s take a peek at Hollywood’s favorite pizza toppings. Who knows? Maybe you’ll discover your new favorite pizza along the way.
Few celebrities are as vocal about their passion for food as Jennifer Lawrence is. She loves pizza, and is unashamed to talk about it whenever she gets the opportunity. Her favorite pizza creation, however, is so unique it’s something most of us probably never would have thought of.
She likes to eat her pizza like a sandwich. First, she takes a regular slice of pizza topped with noodles and Southern chili. She then adds another slice on top of the first, and devours the resulting creation.
While the chili and noodles might be a highly individual preference, it’s impossible to deny the simple genius of eating a personal pizza sandwich. It’s such a great idea that it’s definitely worth checking out with your favorite toppings, or with Jen’s.
Chance the Rapper
Chance the Rapper recognizes quality pizza when he sees it, and he loves a traditional Chicago-style deep-dish pizza. However, he also thinks when it comes to pizza toppings, you can’t beat the perfection of a pepperoni pizza. After all, why try to improve upon something that’s already pretty perfect?
Yes, it turns out when Beyoncé isn’t dropping groundbreaking music left and right, she enjoys pizza just like the rest of us. She’s well-known for her partiality to vegan pizza, but that isn’t the only kind she likes. Her favorite kind of pizza is extremely spicy. She loves to eat pizza with toppings like jalapeño peppers, extra tomato sauce and anything else that adds a dash of spice.
In fact, Queen Bey has even admitted she carries a bottle of hot sauce in her purse. After all, you never know when something might need a little extra pizzazz.
It shouldn’t come as any surprise Amy Schumer is also a huge pizza fan. After all, she once dedicated an entire comedy sketch to the topic. Her pizza preference is anything spicy, like jalapeños and pepperoni.
Amy also adds an interesting take on her pizza order. She always gets a side of ranch dressing along with her pizza, giving her something to dip the leftover crust into. Have you ever tried dipping your pizza into ranch? If not, and you’re feeling adventurous, why not give it a try? You might love it.
Khloé Kardashian and Kendall Jenner
One thing we know for sure about the Kardashian sisters is that they don’t do things halfway. This philosophy applies to their pizza tastes, as well. They’re not about wild pizza toppings or novelty flavors, instead preferring to stick to the basics — Margherita pizzas.
For those who are devoted to their TV show and enjoy following the Kardashians’ Instagram accounts, this should come as no surprise. Margherita pizzas make plenty of appearances on both the show and the family’s social media accounts.
Ed Sheeran, everyone’s favorite British ginger singer-songwriter, has a bit of a unique take on the traditional pizza. He likes to begin with the most basic of all pizzas, featuring tomato sauce and cheese. He then piles on French fries, rolls the entire creation up and dips it in ketchup.
If you’re an adventurous pizza fan, this might be a great one for you to experiment with. Personally, we’re just impressed with Ed Sheeran’s creativity in inventing this new form of pizza-eating in the first place.
It comes as no surprise that most American and even British celebrities enjoy pizza. But members of the British royal family are probably too classy and refined for the simple delights of pizza, right?
As it turns out, not at all. Kate Middleton has a reputation as an enthusiastic pizza fan. On many trips to the U.S., fans have spotted her eating pizza topped with prosciutto and sausage. Give it a try and see if you agree with her choice of toppings.
Miley Cyrus is another celebrity whose love for pizza is widely documented. From posting pictures of her pizza-patterned clothing to throwing a pizza-themed birthday party, it’s safe to say few people love pizza as much as Miley.
When it comes to picking a favorite topping, however, Miley likes to keep things simple. Her favorite way to eat pizza is simply to pile on layers of cheese. The cheesier the pizza, the better.
This one might come as a bit of a surprise. After all, athletes are all on pretty strict diets. But LeBron James proves even the most stringent diet can always make room for a little pizza.
For this sports star, pizza is just another way to get his daily serving of protein. One of the craziest pizzas he ever ordered featured a whopping 16 different toppings — spicy sauce, Parmesan, extra mozzarella, turkey meatballs, grilled chicken, green peppers, banana peppers, red onions, garlic, fresh basil, spinach, arugula, oregano, sea salt, olives and an olive oil drizzle.
For the brave and intrepid pizza-lovers and basketball fans, this pizza is something you’ve got to try for yourself.
It shouldn’t come as a shock that Chrissy Teigen loves pizza. As she’s proven time and time again, despite being a supermodel, she’s “one of us” — and that includes her taste in pizza.
However, when it comes to her pizza preferences, it isn’t so much about the toppings themselves and more about the time of day she chooses to eat her pizza. That’s right: When she was experiencing pregnancy cravings, Chrissy Teigen decided to order pizza for breakfast. Who says pizza isn’t the breakfast of champions?
Gwyneth Paltrow knows that with pizza, sometimes it’s worth paying a little extra to get the very best. That’s why she has a personal wood-burning pizza oven in her garden. It’s not hard to imagine how delicious that pizza tastes, no matter what toppings you put on it.
While perhaps not all of us can afford to have a personal pizza restaurant in the comfort of our home, there is still something to take away from this. Pizza cooked in a restaurant-style wood-burning pizza oven is simply the best. No matter what your choice of toppings is, it’s hard to improve on a dish this classic.
While lots of celebrities enjoy using their money and success to try out the best and finest of everything, including pizza toppings, other stars know the value of sticking to the simple and delicious things in life. Pepperoni, Flo Rida’s favorite topping, is an undisputed classic.
Allison Williams, one of the stars of Girls, couldn’t agree more with Flo Rida’s choice of a plainer pizza style. She likes to keep her pizza simple and low-key by choosing a slice of plain cheese pizza. After all, she reasons, why fix it if it isn’t broken?
When it comes to her toppings, Ilana Glazer is an unabashed meat lover. She enjoys the classic taste of a pepperoni pizza, but isn’t afraid to get a little more adventurous with her meat-themed toppings, such as meatball. If you, too, love a good meat pizza, you might have more in common with this star than you thought.
Like many of us, Abbi Jacobson is a pizza purist at heart, preferring not to muddle the already delicious creation that is pizza with other confusing flavors. She likes to stick with tomatoes, a sprinkling of basil and some fresh mozzarella. However, she does agree that sometimes, a little bit of pepperoni can make the perfect addition to a pizza.
What Are Your Favorite Pizza Toppings?
Now that we’ve looked at what our favorite celebs love to eat on their pizza, it’s time for a moment of truth. How do their answers compare with our answers? Do they like the same things we like? What kind of pizza toppings do most average Americans like in the first place?
So let’s look at what some of the most popular pizza toppings are on a national level.
Surprisingly enough, about 37 percent of people enjoy pizza in its simplest form. They order cheese pizzas, and appreciate the plain taste of just the cheese, sauce and dough.
Aside from this 37 percent, here is the breakdown of the top five most popular pizza toppings in the country.
Surprised? You shouldn’t be. Pepperoni is a pretty universally accepted pizza topping. How many times have you been to a party where the pizzas on offer were either plain cheese or pepperoni? Pepperoni is one of the few pizza toppings guaranteed to please almost everyone.
It’s easy to see the celebs agree with this choice, with many of the stars on our list citing pepperoni as their favorite topping.
Mushrooms are one of the most polarizing foods. For many people, mushrooms are a food they either love or hate. You don’t find too many folks who think mushrooms are “just alright.” However, because mushrooms are ranked at No. 2 on this list, it seems to prove they’re more of a popular topping than you might expect.
Onions, also, might not be what you’d expect to be holding down the third spot on this list. Not a single celebrity we looked at listed them as a favorite topping, and they might not be what first comes to mind when people try to think of a favorite topping. Nevertheless, onions are a great way to add a small dash of extra flavor without covering up the taste of the other toppings on the pizza, making them an excellent addition to this list.
A few of our celebs cite this as a favorite topping, and it’s no wonder. Sausage is a delicious meat that adds the perfect amount of zing to your pizza slice while not overwhelming you with spiciness. Not only is sausage great by itself, but it’s also a necessary part of any meat-lover’s pizza.
Coming in fifth is another fantastic choice. Bacon is delicious and almost universally beloved. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a non-vegetarian who doesn’t enjoy bacon. So what could be better than combining two of the most delicious foods on earth — pizza and bacon?
Even though none of the stars we looked at mentioned bacon as a favorite topping, it’s safe to assume they all enjoy a tasty bacon pizza, as well as their other favorites.
Try Your Favorite Celebrity’s Pizza of Choice at Giordano’s
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. So if there’s a star you admire, what better way to show your appreciation than by sampling a slice of their favorite type of pizza? And if you’re thinking of experimenting with some exciting celebrity pizza toppings, why not stop into Giordano’s and try them there?
If you’re in the Chicago area, there’s no better place for a delicious slice of pizza. And we don’t just serve any kind of pizza. At Giordano’s, we serve traditional deep-dish Chicago-style pizza, and we’ve been amazing our guests for years with our consistent and delicious taste.
We also an extensive variety of toppings, meaning that you can have your favorites as well as sampling your favorite celebs’ toppings of choice. And our menu doesn’t stop at pizza, either. We also provide our guests with options that include sandwiches, pasta, salads and other Italian dishes. While we’re best-known for our sit-down dining room experience, we also give our guests the option of delivery and pickup, as well as catering.
To get started on your pizza topping exploratory journey, search for a Giordano’s location near you today.