Truff Contest Seeks Best Pizza in Chicago

The Windy City pizzeria that wins the most votes in this spring's Truff Best competition will receive $10,000.

  • By voting in the Truff Best contest, fans of Chicago pizza can help their favorite Windy City eatery win $10,000.
  • Truff previously held a contest centered around Philly cheesesteak in 2021.

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Fans of Chicago-style pizza around the country can put in a good word for their favorite Windy City pizzeria in the Truff Best contest, running through June 2.

Truff offers flavor-boosting condiments, including hot sauces, pasta sauces, mayos and infused oils. The brand is asking pizza lovers nationwide to vote for their favorite Chicago pizza spot, and the winning restaurant will receive $10,000.

“Our team has always been fascinated by the enthusiasm surrounding iconic food dishes across America and how they shape the culture of its city,” said Nick Guillen, co-founder and co-CEO of Truff. “In Chicago, we’ve found that pizza is more than a commodity. It’s a symbolic exchange of community. Our goal is to shine a light on Chicago, its most sacred delicacy, and the restaurants behind it all.”

The first iteration of the Truff contest launched in September 2021 to find the best Philly cheesesteak in Philadelphia, with South Philly’s John’s Roast Pork emerging as the winner.

Truff will also release two content series in tandem with the contest. The first series, “The Deep Dish With Jon Buscemi,” will feature the design legend chatting about Chicago culture with local friends like Ed Tinoco, executive chef at Next, and Chicago-born rapper/singer Vic Mensa. The second will star local YouTube creators Number Six With Cheese as they visit different restaurants to showcase the history and different styles of Chicago pizza. The YouTube duo will be joined on their pizza tour by athletes in the area, including the Chicago Bears’ Pat Scales and Lamar P. Jackson and Chicago Fire’s Gabriel Slonina.