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NYC pizza toppings: The most popular by borough

Everyone loves pizza, but not all pizzas are created equal.

And not every borough likes their pizza exactly the same. According to exclusive data from Seamless gathered from May 1, 2015 to May 1 of this year, the boroughs of New York City have a few things in common when it comes to pizza toppings (namely, pepperoni) but there are some toppings that appeal to one borough on a far greater scale than another.

Here's what else the online food delivery company discovered after sorting through 365 days of data:

--With Wendy Lu

Staten Island pizza stats

Top 5 most-ordered toppings: 1. Pepperoni 2. Extra
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Top 5 most-ordered toppings:

1. Pepperoni

2. Extra cheese

3. Sausage

4. Mushrooms

5. Meatballs

Trending topping:

Extra cheese is ordered 394 percent more often in Staten Island than in any other borough, according to Seamless data.

Staten Island Borough President Jimmy Oddo said he wasn't surprised about the findings. "Our heart disease statistics bear this out," he said in statement.

When it came his borough's love for extra cheese, the borough president joked that "this is probably a good time for a friendly reminder that four different types of cheese is not what they meant by the 'four major food groups.''

Michael Burke, the owner of Deninos Pizzeria & Tavern at 525 Port Richmond Ave., said the extra cheese isn't as big as a trend at his eatery compared to their sausage pies.

"We've been doing this the same way since 1951," he said.

Queens pizza stats

Top 5 most-ordered toppings: 1. Pepperoni 2. Mushrooms
Photo Credit: Aaron Zebrook

Top 5 most-ordered toppings:

1. Pepperoni

2. Mushrooms

3. Sausage

4. Extra cheese

5. Onions

Trending topping:

Meatball is ordered 72 percent more often in Queens than in any other borough, according to Seamless data.

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, whose favorite topping is extra cheese, said sh's impressed with the similarities in topping choices shared with the other boroughs.

"We have more in common than we do different," she said in a statement. Arnaldo "Naldo" Rosario, 33 a chef from Jackson Heights, said his favorite location is Elmhurst Famous Pizza and said their offerings are the best in the world. He credited the dough.

"It tastes kind of like beer. It's a little bit sweet. It's just unique. I can't really put it into words," he said.

Brooklyn pizza stats

Top 5 most-ordered toppings: 1. Pepperoni 2. Mushrooms
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Top 5 most-ordered toppings:

1. Pepperoni

2. Mushrooms

3. Sausage

4. Onions

5. Extra cheese

Trending topping:

Goat cheese is ordered 89 percent more often in Brooklyn than in any other borough, according to Seamless data.

George Matthew, 27, of Prospect Park, said pepperoni definitely tops his list because of the flavor and "the little spice." For him the perfect pizza is, "extremely soft, a little bit chewy, lots of cheese -- globs of it," and he has zero problem finding it in his neighborhood.

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams said neighborhood pie slingers take pride in calling Brooklyn home.

"Whatever your topping of choice, from artisanal to the old standards, Brooklyn has the best pies in America. We just might ask that you leave the fork and knife at home," he said in a statement.

Bronx pizza stats

Top 5 most-ordered toppings: 1. Pepperoni 2. Extra
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Top 5 most-ordered toppings:

1. Pepperoni

2. Extra cheese

3. Sausage

4. Bacon

5. Mushrooms

Trending topping:

Pepperoni is requested 110 percent more often in the Bronx than in any other borough, according to Seamless data.

Mary Jones, 34, South Bronx, is a fan of Buffalo chicken on her slice due to the protein.

"It's just the flavor and the heat combined with the cheese ... it's not too spicy," she added.

Jones said pizzas are the best because their slices are bigger.

Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., who likes pepperoni and adamantly doesn't use utensils, thinks his neighborhood pizzas have a one of a kind take on the topping which makes it stand out.

"If you have cheap pepperoni it could be greasy. It has to simmer and heat up the right way so you don't have this greasy mess of a pizza," he said.

Manhattan pizza stats

Top 5 most-ordered toppings: 1. Pepperoni 2. Mushrooms
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Top 5 most-ordered toppings:

1. Pepperoni

2. Mushrooms

3. Sausage

4. Onions

5. Extra cheese

Trending topping:

Canadian bacon is ordered 302 percent more often in Manhattan than in any other borough, according to Seamless data.

Sarah Jacobson, manager of the Hell's Kitchen Two Boots, said the top rankings were probably due to nostalgia.

"It's what they grew up with," she said of her customers. "Pizza back in the day was way more basic. Everyone just kinda goes with what they had growing up."

Jacobson didn't have an answer to the popularity behind the Canadian bacon -- Two Boots only has a Cajun ham topping -- Borough President Gale Brewer had one theory.

"Maybe we're just trying it out in case Donald Trump wins the election," she said in a statement.

Top 10 toppings across NYC

1. Pepperoni 2. Mushrooms 3. Sausage 4. Onions
Photo Credit: Daniel Brennan

1. Pepperoni

2. Mushrooms

3. Sausage

4. Onions

5. Extra cheese

6. Black olives

7. Peppers

8. Spinach

9. Bacon

10. Meatball

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