How To Make Pizza: New York’s Best Classes & Tours
"When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie that's amore." Are you telling me this song isn't about pizza? Pizza is a staple in any New Yorkers diet and there are hundreds (if not thousands) of excellent places to grab a slice or ten. But sometimes, we want the satisfaction of making pizza all by ourselves. We've scoured the city for the best pizza-making classes so that you can slave over a pizza for hours instead of just walking down the street and eating one in minutes. Enjoy.

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Crafting a pizza from scratch sounds like a lot of work-it is -but it’s worthwhile work, because pizza. In this kid-friendly class, learn how to make delicious homemade pizza and garlic knots, as well as how to pick the right combination of toppings and salad dressings from a traditional Italian recipe book. You’d probably say "yummy" if it weren’t for the pizza stuffed in your face.

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Hey Nolita, hey: North of Little Italy, you’ll find some amazing pizza eats

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Nolita wasn't always the trendy, posh place it’s become in recent years. Formerly known for flophouses, Skid Row, and CBGB's, the neighborhood is now steeped in rich history and excellent cuisine, including- you guessed it- pizza. Sample the best of Roman pizza and other great cuisine as you explore the area.

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Top of the trends: learn how to make thin crust pizza

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Deep dish is out; flatbread is in. This pizza making class is perfect for both the thin crust pizza lovers and the calorie conscious. Create an Italian classic, the Margherita pizza, and then choose your own adventure with a pizza of your own styling. Top it all off by creating a dessert pizza (that’s right) paired with sweet wine for a great date night.

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Roam around Little Italy

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Prince St. Pizza. Susanna. Lombardi's Pizza. Bleecker St. Pizza. You can finally cross these places off your food-related bucket list when you eat a slice of pizza from each of these establishments on your Little Italy pizza tour. In between munching on slices of heaven, walk it off by roaming around NYC's historic sites, landmarks and movie locations while appreciating Italian culture and cuisine without ever leaving the US of A.

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Brick oven pizza, mini calzones and focaccia bread. Oh my.

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Pizza is usually enough, but sometimes it’s only the beginning. This brick oven pizza class teaches you to master the art of pizza, mini calzones and focaccia bread by creating perfectly ratioed dishes of sauces, cheese, bread and toppings. Unwind with a complimentary glass of wine and wind yourself back up again at the thought (and chance) to consume everything you make and then some.

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An insider’s look into New York’s pizza via a yellow school bus

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Guided walking tours are for people who haven’t just consumed half their weight in pizza. Instead, digest aboard this yellow bus tour, guided by one energetic, knowledgeable New Yorker (Scott Wiener) whose passions include pizza, pizzerias and pizza history across New York. Packed with a mixed bag of excellent pizza places across New York, you'll probably want to take this tour again and again to hear about the hottest new places.

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Mother may I make a pizza with you? Take this family pizza making class

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Stop your kids from begging for takeout and take them to this family pizza making class, where you'll both learn the ins and outs of making mouth-watering and healthy pizza, garlic knots and Caesar salad from scratch. Sure children can be messy, but they have to learn sometime! This is a great family activity so get the little ones unglued from the couch and go make a delicious pizza to take home.

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Explore the best of Cobble Hill’s pizza on this fun walking tour

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If you want to do right by New York pizza, you have to escape the tourist traps and go to the real joints in New York. On this walking tour of Brooklyn's Cobble Hill neighborhood, you’ll do just that. Visit authentic Neapolitan pizzerias in one of the most beautiful and historic neighborhoods in Brooklyn. It’d be a crime not to let you taste a slice at each place, so be sure to arrive with empty stomachs.

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