New Yorkers love arguing about their favorite pizza. Ask anybody where to find the best pie and you’ll get a different answer every time. Brooklynites will argue until the sun comes up – it always comes down to L&B Spumoni Gardens (my favorite—check out the article) and Di Fara Pizza (worth the trek—also check the article). In Manhattan, the argument is often between Lombardi’s and John’s of Bleecker Street. Both are great, but to me, the pies at John’s are the best.
John’s has been a New York establishment since 1929. Head here for fresh out of the coal-fired brick oven pizza. The crust is thin, just like pizza crust should be, with generous toppings.
Special tip: unlike many New York pizza spots, this one doesn’t sell by the slice. The smallest pie is six slices, so come with friends and come hungry. If you’re really hungry, don’t sleep on the meatball and sausage hero.