If you asked the American people to vote on the best pizza topping, I'm pretty sure we'd pick something nice and mainstream. But if you ask a hipster food writer to rank pizza toppings, you wind up with this.


Thrillist just put out a list where their pizza writer ranked 26 toppings from best to worst. Their number one pick was, fresh basil.

He got fairly poetic when he tried to justify that pick, "[Basil] is a simple aromatic herb that brings out the natural sweetness of the tomatoes, doesn't hog the spotlight from the dairy, and makes an otherwise unhealthy meal taste like something that will make you live forever."

    Here's the list, it jumps back and forth between pretentious and mainstream:

  1. Fresh basil
  2. Pepperoni
  3. Prosciutto
  4. Artichoke
  5. Sun-dried tomatoes
  6. Banana peppers
  7. Salami
  8. Roasted bell pepper
  9. Black olives
  10. Spinach
  11. Tomato
  12. Jalapeño
  13. Garlic
  14. Sausage
  15. Mushrooms
  16. Anchovies
  17. Onions
  18. Pineapple
  19. Green olives
  20. Bacon
  21. Meatball
  22. Cilantro
  23. Green bell peppers
  24. Chicken
  25. Broccoli
  26. Ham