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Chicagoans are proud of their deep-dish pizza, and they have every right to be. Thick, dense, and stuffed with sausage and oozy mozzarella cheese, the casserole-like pie is a must-do on your next culinary tour of the Windy Cindy (even though you'll likely need to recline for several hours after your meal). To help you find the very best slice (or two, or three), we picked our favorite contenders. Prepare to indulge.
2. GINO'S EAST
4. PEQUOD'S PIZZA
This cult-favorite neighborhood spot is as well-known for its pan-style deep dish with caramelized edges as it is for its savory thin crust.
2207 N. Clybourn Ave.; pequodspizza.com.
Locals tend to opt for the thin crust at this old-school Italian pizzeria, but the crispy, garlicky deep dish is worth ordering too, along with one of their many pasta offerings—if you have room.
5 locations in Chicago; pizanoschicago.com.