Pizza -- specifically NYC-style pizza, is a complex subject for New Yorkers. What is it that makes NYC-style pizza stand out from the rest? Some claim it is the unique taste of NYC’s tap water that makes it so special. Others swear it’s all about the sauce.
Most New Yorkers choose to trust their own expertise in these matters -- But you can’t trust a pizza guru who hasn’t done the fieldwork. Think you’re ready to earn the badges? Well here’s a healthy start.
Trace both 19th century Italian immigration and pizza history in one of the city’s most interesting -- and delicious -- neighborhoods! You’ll get the chance to try notoriously delicious pizza at 3 pizzerias, including the following styles: Neapolitan, Roman, New York Slice, Sicilian, Grandma, and others.
Sign up for this tour if you want to get to the heart of New York Pizza and discover the best of the best!
Take this tour to discover how they do it in Manhattan. Check out 4 slices from famous spots like Prince St. Pizza, Susanna, Lombardi’s Pizza, and Bleecker St. Pizza. You’ll get a taste of such treats as “The SoHo Square,” and a Tuscan-style slice from Bleecker St.! Along the way you’ll get a few tidbits about the ‘hood, such as film locations and landmarks.
This tour is built for exploring the pizza staples of downtown Manhattan and picking up a bit of history and culture along the way.
This one’s the way to go if you want to see how they do it in Brooklyn, specifically Cobble Hill. You’ll get a glimpse of authentic neapolitan pizzerias, scorching wood-fired brick ovens, the second-oldest family-owned pizzeria in New York, and a recently rediscovered coal-fired oven.
Take this tour to hear secrets straight from the chefs (pizzaioli) and to see a scenic Brooklyn neighborhood.
We had to include this option for the hands-on crowd of folks who enjoy DIY cooking but still like their DRINKS mixed by others. We get it. Your hands are going to be full enough while you’re elbow-deep in homemade marinara. And we don’t think you should have to open your own bottle of wine, either. Or be limited to a certain number of drinks, for that matter.
If taking an open-bar pizza cooking class wasn’t already on your bucket list, it might be a good time to add it!
Perhaps your mission is not so much to FIND the best NYC-style pizza but to MAKE the best NYC-style pizza. Well, this is the class for you. You’ll learn the tricks of the thin-crust trade, and afterwards you’ll explore that other realm of NYC: The doughnut. Oh, did we mention this one’s BYOB?
BYOB drinks, learn how to cook, AND get a full meal (pizza and a doughnut)? Sounds like a good deal, any way you slice it!