A foodie’s paradise, New York City’s pizza scene is second to none. Whether you’re in the mood for a traditional oversized city slice or a fork-and-knife Neapolitan import, the Big Apple has you covered. Here’s your guide to the best pizza in NYC.
Far from a traditional New York pie, Grandaisy Bakery’s square pizzas are served by the slice, Roman style. Try one of the heartier options like potato and rosemary or butternut squash if you’re famished, or stick to the classic pomodoro for a lighter snack. Just a five-minute stroll from the Duane Street Hotel, Grandaisy is the perfect grab-and-go pit stop on your way to Soho shopping.
Grandaisy Bakery. 250 West Broadway, New York, NY. (212) 334-9435
One of the city’s best Neapolitan pizzerias, Kesté’s bubbly pies are wood-fire grilled to perfection. Small on the New York City size scale, what the pizzas lack in size they make up for in flavor—with tangy San Marzano tomato sauce and homemade mozzarella. It’s also one of the few restaurants in the city with a gluten-free option that tastes just as good as the original.
Kesté. 271 Bleecker St, New York, NY. (212) 243-1500
The standard-bearer for the classic New York slice since 1975, Joe’s Pizza in Greenwich Village is a lifestyle for locals. Gooey cheese and just the right amount of sweet red sauce top their crispy thin crust. Joe’s also has your back if you find yourself in need of late-night nourishment on the way back to the hotel—it’s open until 4am.
Joe’s Pizza. 7 Carmine Street @ Bleecker Street, New York, NY. (212) 366-1182
On the outside it may look like any other Midtown pizza joint, but NY Pizza Suprema has been serving no frills pies from the corner of 31st and 8th since 1964. At the same location since before Madison Square Garden moved in across the street, Suprema serves some of the largest pies in the city, so make sure you bring your appetite… or a couple friends.
NY Pizza Suprema. 413 8th Ave, New York, NY. (212) 594-8939
When you’re on the East Side of Manhattan, skip the dollar slice deals in favor of a meal that’s a little more memorable. Piping hot Neapolitan style pies are brought from the brick oven to small marble tables in minutes at Motorino’s cozy East Village enclave. Creative offerings like the brussel sprout and pancetta pizza are equally as tasty as the classic marinara and margherita options.
Motorino Pizza. 349 E 12th St, New York, NY. (212) 777-2644