10 Most Unusual Pizzas Around the U.S.

By Anna Hyclak  |  September 23, 2013

From deep-fried pizza to pizza topped with ice cream, we've rounded up some of the wackiest pies in the country. Get ready to get hungry - and maybe a little weirded out.

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    Potato Gold Pizza (Mr. Pizza, Los Angeles)

    This Koreatown favorite is known for its funky, Asian fusion pizzas, like the popular Potato Gold Pizza, which comes topped with potato wedges, bacon, corn, onion, mushrooms and sour cream and features a unique (and tasty) sweet potato crust filled with sweet potato mousse.

    3881 Wilshire Blvd., 213-738-0077

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    Frankford Avenue Taco (Pizza Brain, Philadelphia)

    This wacky pizza parlor - which also bills itself as the world's first "pizza museum" - is home to one of the country's weirdest slices: the Frankford Avenue Taco. Named for the Fishtown street where Pizza Brain resides (and conceptualized by a tipsy patron on the restaurant's opening night), the slice comes with three mini scoops of pizza-flavored ice cream from Little Baby's Ice Cream on top. While it may sound strange (and potentially gross), the creamy tomato-basil-garlic ice cream makes for a rather delicious topping - as we discovered when we taste-tested the slice for our Bizarre Bites video series.

    2313 Frankford Ave., 215-291-2965

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    S'mores Pizza (Dimo's, Chicago)

    Lots of places do "dessert pizza" these days, but Dimo's Pizza in Chicago takes it to a whole new level. The restaurant's popular S'mores pie is a sweet and salty delight, featuring roasted mini marshmallows, chocolate chips and honey-flavored Teddy Grahams on a light mozzarella base, with a drizzle of chocolate syrup on top. Expect a few different variations of this pie on National S'mores Day, which the restaurant celebrates by throwing Reese's Pieces, bacon and banana slices into the mix.

    3463 N. Clark St., 773-525-4580
    1615 N. Damen Ave., 773-525-4580

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    Indian Pizza (Tasty Subs & Pizza, Sunnyvale, CA)

    This popular Sunnyvale pizza shop has an entire menu of Indian-inspired pizzas, from the Dhoom (a tandoori-chicken-style pizza) to the Hero (a butter-chicken-style pizza) to the Saagar Pizza, a version of a Hawaiian pizza topped with homemade saag, pineapples, jalapeños and mozzarella cheese. Most are made with "Indian pizza sauce," a more exotic version of traditional marinara flavored with garam masala.

    528 Lawrence Expwy., 408-738-8761

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    Sushi Pizza (Shokudo Japanese Restaurant & Bar, Honolulu)

    This trendy izakaya in Honolulu specializes in fusion cuisine, like the Sushi Pizza, a unique combination of two of America's favorite dishes that features a "crust" made out of baked sushi rice that is then topped with salmon, scallops, crabmeat and onion and garnished with pickled jalapeño.

    1585 Kapiolani Blvd., 808-941-3701

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    Caviar Pizza (Pravda, New York, NY)

    What better to soak up a few shots of Russian vodka than a caviar-topped pizza? At this underground, Soviet-themed bar in NoLita, you can order exactly that. The Caviar Pizza comes topped with - yup - lots of fish eggs, as well as smoked salmon and red onion.

    281 Lafayette St., 212-226-4944

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    ​All-Vegan Pizza (Blackbird Pizzeria, Philadelphia)

    "Vegan pizza" might sound like an oxymoron, but that's what this Philly pizza parlor specializes in. Every pie is made with 100% vegan ingredients - and not just veggies. The Haymaker Pizza, for example, is topped with vegan Daiya cheese, seitan sausage, red onions, fresh oregano and garlic butter.

    507 S. Sixth St., 215-625-6660

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    Magical Mystery Tour (Mellow Mushroom, multiple locations around the U.S.)

    Not surprisingly, given its name, this Atlanta-based national pizza chain is a stoner's delight, offering lots of unique, tasty pies with unusual combinations of toppings, like the popular Magical Mystery Tour. This green pizza comes on a pesto-based crust, with pesto sauce, button and portobello mushrooms, feta and mozzarella cheeses, spinach and jalapeños - a magical mystery tour of flavors, indeed.

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    Deep-Fried Pizza (The Atlantic ChipShop, New York, NY)

    As if pizza wasn't enough of a calorie-bomb already, Brooklyn's Atlantic ChipShop has taken things one step further and started deep-frying its pizza (along with practically everything else on its menu). If you're looking to break your diet, this is your place.

    129 Atlantic Ave., 718-855-7775

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    Double Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza (Black Market Pizza, Ames, IA)

    Black Market Pizza is well-known in the Midwest for its gut-busting pies, like the Double Bacon Cheeseburger, which is billed as being "just like your favorite burger except without the bun." This pie comes topped with cheeseburger sauce, ground beef, bacon, pickle, onion, tomato, and American and mozzarella cheeses - and you can "Supersize" it, so to speak, by ordering it with a double-dough crust.

    2610 Northridge Pkwy., 515-292-1111