Best of NYC Pizzerias for the Pizza Expert
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You cannot live in New York City without trying the best pizza spots — it’s blasphemous if you were to ask us. That’s why we curated the most drool-worthy pies or slices (whichever you prefer). Because, honestly, there’s nothing like the smell of pizza cooking inside a big brick oven on a winter day. Scroll below to see the best of the best pizza joints we can’t stop drooling over.

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Right in the heart of Bushwick — off the L train — is this gem of a pizza spot. Behind their front door is a packed restaurant full of people awaiting the honey-drizzled pie called the ‘Bee Sting’ (not on the menu, by request only). However, there are a lot of other pies to choose from that are on the menu for the adventurous souls who are tired of just eating plain cheese & pepperoni. Like the Star Wars fan favorite, ‘Millennium Falco’ which is a Sicilian-inspired pie topped with chili flakes, bread crumbs, onion & sausage. During the summer you definitely want to sit on their outside patio with a cold beer in hand. Random fact: Roberta’s has a rooftop garden that they use for most of their ingredients — so you know you’re eating something fresh.
Location: 261 Moore St. Brooklyn

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Vegans do not fear: we have a place just for you. This vegan pizzeria is the only and best one out there in NYC. Brought to you by the same owner of Champs Diner and Blackbird Pizzeria (in Philadelphia) brings you this lovely child. The slices range from a variety of yummy toppings such as pesto ravioli, mac ‘n’ cheese, buffalo and ranch sauce, and many more. Make sure to stop by for a quick bite to eat in their small storefront in Brooklyn. We recommend to bring a friend, too.
Location: 620 Manhattan Ave

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Although the Prince St. Instagram seems to be filled with familiar celebrity faces, we promise the pizza is great here, too. This place is a little more on the hype train, but it has great pizza at a reasonable price and it’s open late for those after-hours cravings. The pepperonis look like that small childhood toy you would win at a pizza/game restaurant after your soccer game long, long ago. The Soho squares pictured above are everyone’s favorites, but they also serve Neapolitan-style pizzas, too.

Location: 27 Prince St.

Kesté Pizza & Vino knows how to make a great personal pie. This place lives up to the hype, but beware the wait it can take a long time to be sat. The pizzeria has three locations currently, so don’t worry about going to the one on Bleecker St. Be sure to bring friends and order multiple versions of pies so you can all share from each other’s plates.

Location: 271 Bleecker St., 66 Gold St., and 232 N 12th St.

Think greasy and large. This slice of New York-style pizza is best paired with a beer while watching your favorite sports team. John’s of Bleecker St. is just that. But although this is a pizza list, John’s also offers amazing calzones along with their traditional coal-fired pies.

Location: 278 Bleecker St.


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After all these pizza spots, you probably need something else to acquire your taste—well, the original Emily’s in Clinton Hill has you covered not only with their pies, but their specialty burgers. At their Brooklyn location, they are known for their thin-crust slices. Whereas in West Village, just over the pond, they serve both the thin-crust and Detroit-style slices.

Location: 35 Downing St. & 919 Fulton St.

Written by Reza Moreno

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