What’s the best pizza?
Our taste test will show you the winners and losers in the pizza world.
Local pizza joints were put to the test when the L.A. Youth staff chowed down on pizza for a blind taste test. Teens did not know where the large pizzas came from or how much they cost until the final piece was eaten and judged.
Pies were rated on a scale of 1-5, with 1 being lowest and 5 the highest scores. Some pizzas fared better than others. Everybody had their own preferences from sauce to crust. All pizzas were one-half cheese and one-half pepperoni.
L.A. Youth staff members, as usual, were not at a loss for words about what they liked and hated. But for the sake of good journalism, they sacrificed two hours on a Saturday to do this and share the news with you.
Participating in testing the pizzas were Shengul Bajrami, 17; Ann Beish, 15, Marymount High School; Nicole Bryant, 16, King/Drew Medical Magnet; Ana Cikara, 16, Monroe High School; Daniel Clarke, 17, Hamilton Music Academy; Nogie Demirjian, 17, Granada Hills High School; Bianca Gallegos, 17, Marshall High School; Bobbie Givens; Jennifer Gottesfeld, 15, Beverly Hills High School; Howard Hwang, 15, Marshall High School; April Hudson, 16, St. Mary’s Academy; Berley Kerr, 18; Richard Kwon, 17, Loyola High School; Myesha Lewis, 17, King/Drew Medical Magnet; Danny Maryanov, 16, Santa Monica High School; Lea Mouallem, 15, Marymount High School; Hassan Nicholas, 18, West L.A. College; Diana Park, 16, La Canada High School; Whitney Stefko, 16, Monroe High School; Michael Zinshteyn, 17, Santa Monica High School.
Cost: $15 Overall: 3
"It’s good if you’re, like, really hungry," said Karina.
Cost: $10.79. Overall: 2
"This one goes well with rubber bands," said Michael.
"The crust is too thin," said Bianca.
Cost: $13 Overall: 4
"It would be a five, if there was more cheese," said Danny.
Overall: ? Staff members could not agree on this one.
"It smells like fish," said Karina.
"This tastes like carnival pizza," said Bobbie Givens.