Giordano’s and Lou Malnati’s deep-dish pizza compared: which is better? – Business Insider – Business Insider

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  • Chicago is famous for its deep-dish pizza. The two biggest chains in the deep-dish game are Giordano’s and Lou Malnati’s.
  • I’m not a fan of deep dish, but I ate a lot of it when I was a student in the Chicago area.
  • On a recent trip to Chicago, I ate at both chains to compare their deep-dish, and Lou Malnati’s changed my mind about deep-dish pizza.
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Chicago is famous for many things: tall buildings, great universities, a history of organized crime, and deep-dish pizza.

The two goliaths in this game are Giordano’s and Lou Malnati’s. I’m no deep-dish expert, but I had my share of the dense, cheesy pie during my college years in the Chicago area. Deep-dish was the pizza of choice at most gatherings, unfortunately for me as I am lactose-intolerant.

Aside from the fact that deep-dish always made me feel sick, I remembered thinking Giordano’s was slightly better than Lou Malnati’s. But that might have just been because people ate it more.

In general, I never saw what all the fuss was about. Deep-dish just never tasted that good to me.

After years of being away from Chicago — and from deep-dish — I was ready to give both another spin. On a recent stopover through the city, armed with a handful of Lactaid, I went to both Giordano’s and Lou Malnati’s to compare their deep-dish pizza.

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