If you're familiar with ambition at all on TikTok or Instagram you know we love to highlight some of the best pizza in the city by asking New Yorkers point blank in the streets. (If you're not familiar give us a follow). Regardless on your stance of which pie reigns supreme, New York City is home to some of the best pizza joints in the world, and we're here to give you a rundown of the top spots to satisfy your craving.
Quick disclaimer (so I don't get my ass kicked): These spots below are in no particular order and are only a fraction of what the city has to offer. We'll be following up in later emails to continue the list because there's no way to list them all at once.
First on our list is Di Fara Pizza in Brooklyn. This legendary pizzeria has been around since 1964 and is still run by the original owner, Domenico De Marco. The pies here are made with only the freshest ingredients, and the pizza is cooked to perfection in a wood-fired oven. The Margherita pizza is a must-try, with its tangy tomato sauce, mozzarella, and fresh basil.
Next up is Lombardi's Pizza in Little Italy. Lombardi's is considered by many to be the first pizzeria in America, having opened in 1905. The pizza here is cooked in a coal-fired oven, which gives it a unique and delicious smoky flavor. The Margherita pizza is a classic, with its simple but delicious combination of tomato sauce, mozzarella, and basil.
Another great spot is Patsy's Pizzeria in East Harlem. Patsy's has been around since 1933 and is still run by the original owner's family. The pizza here is made with a thin and crispy crust, and the sauce is tangy and flavorful. The Margherita pizza is a must-try, with its simple but delicious combination of tomato sauce, mozzarella, and basil.
For a more modern take on pizza, check out Paulie Gee's in Greenpoint. Paulie Gee's is known for its creative and delicious toppings, such as figs, prosciutto, and honey. The pizza is cooked in a wood-fired oven, which gives it a crispy and flavorful crust. The "Hellboy" pizza is a popular choice, with its spicy salami, tomato sauce, mozzarella, and soppressata.
Finally, we have Totonno's Pizzeria Napolitano in Coney Island. Totonno's has been around since 1924 and is known for its authentic Neapolitan-style pizza. The pizza is cooked in a coal-fired oven, which gives it a unique and delicious smoky flavor. The Margherita pizza is a classic, with its simple but delicious combination of tomato sauce, mozzarella, and basil.
These are just a few of the many great pizza joints in New York City. Whether you're in the mood for a classic Margherita or something more creative, there's a pizza spot for everyone in the city that never sleeps. So, grab a slice (or a pie) and a crisp DC (diet coke for anyone that lives under a rock) and enjoy all the deliciousness that New York City has to offer.