Residents of the Balkans tasted pizza

Residents of the Balkans tasted pizza

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The countries of South-Eastern Europe are famous for their meat cuisine: lamb on a spit (cheverme), meat in pots (guvech), cutlets and sausages (kufte and kebabche), a variety of goulash – the list can be continued indefinitely. However, the craze for pizza has become a trend in recent years here. Who would have thought that in terms of the number of orders for this unpretentious dish, the inhabitants of the Balkans came out on top in Europe! According to statistics published by the Glovo delivery company, Bucharest is ahead of Rome and Barcelona in this competition. The Romanian capital ranks second in the world in terms of the number of pizzas ordered. And the biggest fan of this Italian dish was a resident of the city of Iasi: last year he ate 569 pizzas.

This is 2.4 times more than the biggest pizza lover in neighboring Bulgaria. A resident of Sofia became the record holder of his country by ordering 240 pizzas in a year. At the same time, Bulgaria came in third place in Europe in terms of the popularity of this dish.

The most popular was the vegetarian version of the pizza "Four cheeses". Napoli is in second place and Pepperoni pizza closes the top three champions.

In both countries, most pizza orders are on weekends. But with regard to holidays, tastes have diverged: in Bulgaria, pizza is more often eaten on romantic Valentine's Day – February 14, and in Romania, March 8 became the record date.

As for the rest of Europe, pizza's popularity grew by 5.9% last year.
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