Salami is like pepperoni's louder, more opinionated big brother that just got back from studying abroad and wants to cheek-kiss everyone hello. But it's so delicious that you let it.
6. Banana peppers
Pizza and pickle rarely collide, but banana peppers make a solid case for their continued marriage.
5. Sun-dried tomatoes
No other vegetable offers quite the burst of flavor as a sun-dried tomato. I consider it an "event topping" that slows down the eating process and forces you to enjoy each bite, rather than just setting your teeth to autopilot and mindlessly making a slice disappear.
Pizza shops typically divide their non-meat toppings into two distinct categories: plebeian veggies like bell peppers and more expensive glamour vegetables. In the case of artichoke, that extra dollar goes a long way. It isn't as powerful as most of the other vegetables on the list, its piquant nuance makes it more of a supporting player. If it could shoot the three, it would be the Steve Kerr of toppings.