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Spicy Pepperoni Slice at PRINCE STREET PIZZA

Studded with crispy, spicy rounds of pepperoni, Prince Street Pizza makes a case for the best slice in Manhattan. This is a the replacement for the very original Ray’s (yes, the very original one) that closed a few years ago. And it is a worthy (if not superior) replacement. Their square slice is everything you want in a pizza – cheesy, charred, and chili-ed. Price: $3.75

PRINCE STREET PIZZA
27 Prince Street (between Mott and Elizabeth Street),
Nolita
(212) 966-4100

My search for the best pizza in New York continues….

EMMETT'S, 50 Macdougal Street (between Prince and Houston Street), Soho

When people ask me about the best pizza in New York, I always have to ask what style they want. Do they want a typical New York slice, wood-oven Neapolitan pies, thin grandma-style, Sicilian, Roman-style? We have all those styles in New York. But up until recently, I didn’t have a good answer as to where to get the best Chicago-style pizza in New York. Until now.

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My search for the best pizza in New York continues….

PIZZA WAGON, 8610 5th Avenue (between 86th and 87th Street), Bay Ridge, Brooklyn

While I was standing at a counter at Pizza Wagon, I looked around me at the diverse group of people in the place and realized the magic of pizza. It brings people together from all walks of life. There were high school kids, construction workers, elderly couples, and young families all enjoying the wonder of a good slice. No troubles here. Just good old fashioned New York pizza.

All of Bay Ridge Comes Here

I also wondered if most of the people in the crowded seating area lived in the Bay Ridge area because I was actually a visitor. Not sure how many of those this place gets. I had come to this residential neighborhood in Brooklyn (which I really love every time I visit) to find a great slice of cheesecake. I also ended up with a great slice of pizza.

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My search for the best pizza in New York continues….

PRINCE STREET PIZZA, 27 Prince Street (between Mott and Elizabeth Street), Nolita

The legend of Ray’s Pizza is not as iconic as it used to be in New York. The city’s food scene is so well-versed in pizza styles that Ray’s rarely enters the conversation anymore. The saga took a blow in 2011 when the truly original Ray’s closed on Prince Street.

Fresh and Quality

In its place now sits Prince Street Pizza. The layout is about half the space that Ray’s used to occupy, but it seems fairly rooted in history. If the signs didn’t say otherwise, you would be excused for thinking this was the original tenant of this building dating back to the 1970’s.

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My search for the best pizza in New York continues….

ARCADE BAKERY, 220 Church Street (between Thomas and Worth Street), TribecaArcade Bakery makes me want to start a new pizza category. We have Sicilian, Neapolitan, Roman, Chicago, etc. But nobody is really talking about bakery pizza. And maybe we should.

I’ve had pizza in a traditional bakery before but it’s never been as breathtaking as the pies they’re serving at the hidden Arcade Bakery.

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My search for the best pizza in New York continues….

EMILY, 919 Fulton Street (between Clinton and Waverly Avenue), Clinton Hill, BrooklynMy default when reviewing pizza used to be to focus on the standard margherita pie or cheese slice. But the pizza world has changed since I started this journey in 2009. Fancy toppings and specialty ingredients have sort of taken the place of tomato sauce and cheese. No doubt, those are (and will always be) the basics, but sometimes if that’s all I order at a pizza restaurant, I might be missing out on the things that make them really unique.

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