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Meat for Trump, redacted arugula for Clinton: Toronto's Brooklyn Pizzeria offers U.S. election themed pies

Diners can vote on whether they prefer The Hillary or The Donald.

Josh Spatz the co-owner of North of Brooklyn Pizzeria located on Church St holds The Donald (right) and The Hillary pizzas. The restaurant chain is giving its customers the opportunity to vote with their stomachs by choosing one of the two pizzas, made with toppings representing the American candidates.

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Josh Spatz the co-owner of North of Brooklyn Pizzeria located on Church St holds The Donald (right) and The Hillary pizzas. The restaurant chain is giving its customers the opportunity to vote with their stomachs by choosing one of the two pizzas, made with toppings representing the American candidates.

A Toronto pizzeria is giving Canadians a slice of American pie, with an opportunity to vote in the U.S. election.

North of Brooklyn, a small-local pizza chain announced their Vote with Pizza poll on Wednesday – where two newly invented pizzas will fight over tastebuds for a vote for either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton.

“[Toronto is] hugely affected by American politics,” says North of Brooklyn co-owner Josh Spatz said. “We’re going to let the good people of Canada voice their opinion on the 2016 election by voting with pizza”

Spatz and his co-owner Alex Potter created the two pizzas with toppings that best represent Trump and Clinton.

The Trump pizza is for meatheads, as it features both American pepperoni and sausage, say Spatz. The pie is slathered in “orange” cheddar cheese with his “skin being orange,” and jalapenos, “because of his intolerance for Mexicans,” Spatz says.

And the Hillary is “older,” Spatz says.

(Hillary Clinton, 68, is actually younger that Donald Trump who is 70.)

Topped with old aged blue cheese and bits of smoked chicken, “because some think she’s a bit of a chicken,” the highlight is the arugula that has been “partly redacted,” he says.

After the polls are in, an anonymous dual-citizen of Canada and the U.S. will cast a vote for either Trump or Clinton according to the winning pizza.

“The Trump seems safer,” Spatz says in connection to the toppings on the pizza. “We thought it would be a fun idea, but they both actually taste really good.”

Torontonians have until Nov. 1 to eat their way into the American election. Each pie runs for $25 each and will only be sold at the Village pizzeria location at 469 Church St. just south of Wellesley.

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