Homemade Pizza vs. Takeout: Pros and Cons of Each

Pizza is the most popular food in the United States. Whether it is pepperoni, cheese, or Hawaiian, people can’t get enough pizza. So when hunger strikes, you may face a tough decision: Should you make your pizza at home or order it for delivery? 

Just like choosing your favorite topping, sometimes the answer is complicated. This blog post will explore the pros and cons of homemade pizza and delivery options. By seeing the benefits and drawbacks of each, you can make a decision and satisfy your pizza cravings in the best way possible.

Homemade Pizza 

There’s something special about making your pizza from scratch. Here are the pros of homemade pizza:

  1. Creativity and Customization: Making your pizza at home allows you to unleash your creativity. You can choose your preferred toppings, cheese, and sauce. You can experiment with different combinations and create a pizza that suits your unique taste. 
  2. Quality Control: You have complete control over the ingredients when making home pizza. You can use fresh and high-quality ingredients, ensuring a healthier and tastier pizza. You can also adjust the seasoning and spice levels according to your preference. If you are serious about homemade pizza, you can purchase a pizza oven that will make your pizza higher quality than anything a delivery service can provide. 
  3. Fun and Bonding: Making pizza at home can be fun and interactive, especially when you involve family or friends. It provides an opportunity to bond, laugh, and create delicious memories together.

However, there are a few drawbacks to consider:

  1. Time and Effort: Preparing homemade pizza requires time and effort. You must gather ingredients, prepare the dough, let it rise, and assemble it before baking. If you’re in a rush or prefer convenience, this might not be ideal. It may also not be the best idea if you’re having a large gathering, as you can usually only cook one pizza at a time.
  2. Skill and Experience: Achieving the perfect homemade pizza requires skill and practice. It may take a few attempts to get the crust just right or master the art of spreading the sauce evenly. Don’t be discouraged if your first attempts aren’t perfect. Honestly, this isn’t much of a negative unless you are hoping to impress someone the first time.

Delivery Pizza 

Now let’s explore the pros and cons of ordering pizza for delivery:

  1. Convenience and Time-Saving: Pizza delivery is incredibly convenient, especially if you’re busy or don’t like cooking. You can have a hot pizza delivered to your doorstep with just a phone call or a few clicks online. Or you can go pick it up while out doing errands. Either way, the effort is almost nonexistent.
  2. Wide Variety and Options: Delivery pizza offers a vast array of options. You can choose from various toppings, crust styles, and specialty pizzas. Whether you’re craving classic pepperoni or an adventurous combination, delivery menus usually have something for everyone.
  3. Quick and Easy: When you order pizza for delivery, you eliminate the need for preparation and clean-up. It’s a hassle-free option that allows you to satisfy your pizza craving quickly and effortlessly.
  4. Price: Pizza delivery services make so much food that they can inexpensively purchase ingredients. Even though it may seem like making a pizza would be cheaper, unless you are making a lot, it may be more expensive. A quick look on Walmart.com at the price of cheese, dough, sauce, and pepperoni will have you looking at about $15.00. There are plenty of delivery places that cost less than that. 

Not everything is a positive, here are a few drawbacks:

  1. Quality and Freshness: Delivery pizza may not always match the freshness and quality of a homemade pizza. The pizza may lose heat and texture during transit, resulting in a less satisfying experience.
  2. Limited Control: When you order pizza, you have limited control over ingredients and quality. While most pizza places strive to provide fresh ingredients, you might have a different level of customization and assurance than you do with homemade pizza.


Homemade pizza offers creativity, customization, and the joy of making it yourself or with others. On the other hand, delivery pizza provides convenience, a wide range of options, and a quick solution to your pizza cravings. 

Whether you choose homemade pizza or delivery depends on your preferences, time availability, and the experience you seek. The good news is, no matter which route you decide, you’re going to be eating pizza!



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I'm Crystal. I'm married to Dale, and mother to Johnny.Some might say that my life is perfect because I get to do all the cliché wife things like cooking, cleaning, and decorating - but there's more! I also have many hobbies including needlework (crochet), sewing, and reading. My son's education is important, so we homeschool him together.

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