NYC is a hub of for hundreds of pizza restaurants, pizzerias and slice joints that keep on serving iconic pizza recipes to all tourists and local residents alike. The NY style pizza is basically made up of Neapolitan-style pizza. The unique recipe of this pizza was brought to NYC and America by Italian immigrants in the early 1900s. Note that most “classic” NY style pizza is mainly made up of slices that are wide and large with a thin crust – it can be folded but is still very crispy. The pizza is finely topped with mozzarella cheese and tomato sauce with few extra toppings to enhance the taste. However, the pizza without any additional toppings is called cheese, regular or plain.
The pizza is commonly solid as a whole pie or a slice – that can be quite large, somewhere around 18 inches. It is cut into eight slices; however, some customers also prefer to buy a slice and eat it on the go by just folding it vertically. The NY style pizza is cooked in a specially designed coal-fired oven, but few new places have also started using regular gas ovens for this purpose. The NY style pizza is made up of few traditional ingredients – olive oil and sugar are mixed with the high-gluten bread flour, and then some water and yeast are added to it to create a dough. The seasoned sauce is further made up of garlic, canned tomatoes, olive oil, salt, sugar and herbs such as crushed red pepper, basil, and oregano.

Below are some NYC pizza institutions that every NY’er knows:

Lombardi’s PizzaA classic!
32 Spring St
New York, NY 10012
b/t Mulberry St & Mott St
(212) 941-7994

John’s Of Bleecker StreetA classic!
278 Bleecker St
New York, NY 10014
b/t Jones St & Morton St
(212) 243-1680

Prince Street PizzaNew school, but nice!
27 Prince St
New York, NY 10012
b/t Mott St & Elizabeth St
(212) 966-4100

RubirosaNew school, but nice!
235 Mulberry St
New York, NY 10012
b/t Spring St & Prince St
(212) 965-0500

Bleecker Street PizzaA classic!
69 7th Ave @ Bleecker Street
New York, NY 10014

Artichoke Basille’s PizzaNew school, but nice!
321 East 14th St
New York City, NY 10003