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Does pineapple belong on a pizza? The UK’s favourite pizza toppings revealed!

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New research by oven cleaning brand, Oven Pride, has revealed the UK’s pizza preferences.

Oven Pride scoured the depths of Google and crunched the numbers to discover the most popular types of pizza in the UK based on search results.

So what is the UK’s favourite topping? Does pineapple even belong on a pizza? Is it still a pizza if it doesn’t have cheese?

The data make interesting, if slightly disturbing reading!

It seems that Brits are in fact quite boring when it comes to choosing their pizzas, with the UK’s favourite pizza topping combination being margherita, with 22,200 avg. monthly searches.

Some surprising toppings made the top 10 however, such as cauliflower and turkey. Not your usual pizza topping contenders!

Egg pizza, Potato pizza and Bean pizza ranked higher than your standard Four Cheese.

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Hawaiian ranked as the UK’s third favourite pizza, followed by Pineapple pizza in fourth place, so does this settle the famous ‘pineapple on pizza’ debate?

Searches for ‘Vegan Pizza’ almost doubled from December 2020 to January 2021, showing people were certainly having a go at Veganuary.

Pineapple is the UK’s top vegan pizza – which is quite divisive.

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UK’s Top 10 Pizza Toppings/Topping Combinations 

Ranking Pizza Avg. monthly searches
1margherita pizza22200
2pepperoni pizza9900
3hawaiian pizza6600
4pineapple pizza5400
5anchovy pizza4400
6cauliflower pizza3600
7turkey pizza3600
8bbq pizza2900
9vegetarian pizza2900
10chicken pizza2400
11egg pizza2400
12marinara pizza2400
13meat feast pizza2400
14mushroom pizza2400
15oregano pizza2400
16goat’s cheese pizza1900
17mozzarella pizza1900
18nduja pizza1600
19pesto pizza1600
20tuna pizza1600
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UK’s Top 10 Meat Pizza Topping/Topping Combinations

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UK’s Top 10 Vegetarian Pizza Toppings/Topping Combinations

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UK’s Top 10 Vegan Pizza Toppings/Topping Combinations 

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UK’s Favourite Styles of Pizza Results

Chicago style pizza ranked at #1 for the UK in terms of styles of pizza, followed by Neapolitan pizza.

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Detroit style pizza is on the rise in the UK, with searches increasing since 2017.

St Louis and Greek Pizza are the UK’s least favourite styles of pizza, and didn’t even make it to the top 10.

Ranking Style of Pizza Avg. monthly searches
1chicago pizza12100
2neapolitan pizza8100
3sicilian pizza6600
4calzone pizza5400
5new york pizza5400
6deep dish pizza4400
7pan pizza3600
8stonebaked pizza3600
9detroit pizza1900
10romana pizza1000
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