New York Foodie Guide: The Best Pizza in the City

If you’ve read my posts before, you’ll know that I’m a bit of a foodie. I’m greedy, I love food, and I don’t deny it. When I visit a new place, a huge element of exploring that place for me is sampling the cuisine there, and eating as the locals do. And what better food to eat when visiting the Big Apple than pizza? I still remember sharing literally the biggest pizza I’ve ever seen in my life with my school friends on a New York foodie trip in 2009. Each slice was a huge cheesy piece of goodness that just melted in your mouth. In fact, the first thing I’m going to do the next time I visit the Empire State is to buy a big pizza and eat it all. Anyway, enough of me.

If you’re planning a trip to New York this summer, then you’ll more than likely want to know the best spots there to eat pizza. Thanks to technology and good ol’ TripAdvisor, that’s pretty easy to find out. I’m going to round up the three best New York foodie spots to eat pizza according to TripAdvisor, which relies on reviews and ratings from tourists. Here’s where you can find the best pizza in New York City.

Best Pizza for a New York Foodie Tour

Juliana’s Pizza

Juliana’s Pizza takes the top spot for the best pizza in New York. Located in Brooklyn, Juliana’s has an impressive 975 ‘Excellent’ reviews from people who have been there and tried it for themselves. The pizza parlor is run by Italian Americans, and has a range of pizzas on their menu. The classic Margarita, Marinara and White pizza (with mozzarella & garlic) are served straight out of the wood-fired oven. There are six pizza specials with no substitutions or changes; No.1 includes white truffles in olive oil, pancetta, scallions and mozzarella. Oh my. Also, Juliana’s is open every day, and diners can eat in or take out.

Juliana's Pizza. New York Foodie
Juliana’s Pizza by Edgar Zuniga Jr. on Flickr // CC BY 2.0

Numero 28 Pizzeria

Awarded a Certificate of Excellence, Numero 28 Pizzeria steals second place on TripAdvisor’s list. Situated in the West Village (with other spots in the city), Numero 28 has plenty of vegetarian and gluten free options available. They specialize in authentic Neapolitan pizza and have locations in New York, Miami, Austin and London. The pizza is also baked in a classic brick oven to achieve a smoky crust, and diners can choose from a wide range of pizzas from the menu. The recipes have been handed down over 5 generations – the pizza here is definitely worth a try.

Numero 28 Pizzeria. New York Foodie
Numero 28 Pizzeria by Moazzam Brohi on Flickr // CC BY 2.0

Bleecker Street Pizza

Bleecker Street Pizza, just like Numero 28, is situated in New York’s West Village. At #3 on TripAdvisor’s list, the restaurant is renowned for both locals and tourists who love good quality pizza. It doesn’t look like much from the outside; it’s hidden away on a corner, but it’s an absolute hidden gem. It’s open late into the night and offers free delivery until late – perfect for those who just want to relax inside their hotel room for the night. Choose from a range of toppings like sausage, meatballs, eggplant and broccoli, or opt for a simple yet delicious pizza pie like the Nonna Maria. The Nonna Maria comes from an old family recipe and includes fresh mozzarella, marinara sauce, parmesan, and also fresh basil. What’s more, celebrity regulars include Kendall and Kylie Jenner, Shia Labeouf, Kristin Bell and even Susan Sarandon.

Bleecker Street Pizza. New York Foodie
Bleecker Street Pizza by David Staedtler on Flickr // CC BY 2.0

About Lauren Davidson

Since 2013, Lauren has been writing for various travel and lifestyle websites. Her first piece of writing was a travel guide on the Algarve region of Portugal, where she lived for over a year. Currently residing in Sheffield, England, she is studying Journalism and has a blog at www.natteringblonde.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @Lozikinz.

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