You would think I would find the world’s best pizza in Italy since it’s an Italian dish, but no. In Aachen, Germany, I found the best pizza in the world. I haven’t visited every country in the world but in my 22 years I’ve eaten a lot of pizza and this blew all the others out the water so I’m confident in telling you, this is the best pizza ever.
A few doors up from our hotel was a pub called Im Alten Zollhaus. It looked quite modern on the outside but once you get in through the doors it was like walking back in time.
I don’t know if it’s what a traditional German pub looks like because we didn’t go in any others – after four mouthfuls we decided we were going to eat in that pub all week. But it felt like it should be a traditional German pub.
The only way I can try to explain it is if you’ve ever been in an old English pub with wooden floor, beams in the ceiling, old tins and bits and bobs on the walls and wooden tables.
I thought about taking a picture in there but it just seemed wrong, if that makes sense. Smartphones just didn’t seem to belong in that place. It was about sitting down with good friends, eating amazing food, sampling German beer and laughing so hard it hurt.
I dined off their phenomenal (I don’t use that word lightly) pizza all week, and my goodness they were easily the best pizzas I’ve ever eaten. The cheese on the top was like grilled cheese on toast cheese.
You don’t just have to take my word for it, a couple of my friends had pizza too and loved it. Their schnitzel and currywurst was apparently amazing, but being a vegetarian I wouldn’t know.
I’m genuinely concerned that any other pizza I eat will be a disappointment. In fact, the pizza was that good I would go back to Aachen just for that pizza.