We are not claiming that pizza in Mississippi is as close to foodie perfection as you can get, but if you’re on the lookout for some of the best authentic examples of it in the US of A, then let’s just say you’ve come to the right place.
From traditional to unique, here are our picks for the seven best pizzas in Mississippi. (Should it be renamed Mississippizza? Over to you!)
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Tony’s opened after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, as part of Gulfport Mississippi’s Historic Downtown Renovation Project. The Gumbo Pizza here is the best coastal cuisine you’ll try: Spicy File Roux (a sauce of ground dried sassafras leaves) topped with shrimp, crab meat, andouille sausage, rustic tomatoes and sliced okra, finished with four cheese blend and parmesan. You’ll have to roll yourself out.
What’s not to love about a spot that serves up both mouthwatering NY-style pizza and delicious, creamy ice cream? Sal & Mookie’s is known across the state as having some of the best pizza in Mississippi. Expect nothing less than authentic New York flavour as you dive into one of their delicious specialty pizzas. Start with the Hamilton Avenue Tomato Pie, which comes with fior di latte on the bottom, crumbled Italian sausage, and Italian plum tomato sauce.
In both Flowood and Oxford, you’ll find some of the best pizza in Mississippi. Soulshine Pizza Factory is responsible for helping to make gourmet pizza a big foodie hit in Mississippi. And, they do so with flavour and flair. It’s all about the stone-baked crust and the fresh ingredients they drizzle all over each pizza pie. It’s perfectly cheesy and never over-cooked, making for one delicious pizza regardless of which you order.
Oversized, super cheesy slices are what makes Brooklyn Pizzeria one of the best spots in Mississippi for a pie. As the name suggests, the pizza here is Brooklyn-style, meaning you’ll get a perfectly crispy crust that’s just thick enough to support the savoury red sauce and array of toppings available to choose from. Even New Yorkers note that this spot’s home to the best and most authentic pizza in Mississippi.
As a college town, it comes as no surprise that some of the best pizza in Mississippi is located in Hattiesburg. Mercury Pizza Co. has been serving hungry locals, college students, and visitors some quality pizza for years. The crispy crust is a huge hit. And, you’ll find that they offer pretty great toppings, too. Their Pulled Pork pizza comes with a mouthwatering mix of sweet barbecue sauce, pulled pork, mozzarella, jalapeños and cherry tomatoes. It’s absolutely irresistible.
This popular pizza joint calls itself a restaurant offerings eclectic Italian with a touch of Southern Creole. And, if that doesn’t get your mouth watering then just wait until you smell how absolutely enticing their freshly baked pizza is when you step foot inside any one of their locations. Everything here is delicious. But, locals seem to especially love the Banscuesccio. It comes with a cream cheese base, sliced chicken breast, sweet red onions, sliced jalapeños, mozzarella and pizza sauce.
Travelling through Biloxi? Make sure you stop off at Pop’s Pizzeria. It’s owned by a local couple who specialises in slinging Old world style pizza made with fresh dough. They bake their pizza pies in a stone oven. And, guests consistently rave about how the stone-baked flavour is unique and tasty. Kids eat free on Tuesday nights. So, head on in with the full family to enjoy some of the tastiest pizza in the south.
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