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!
If you've ever yearned to bake deliciously crisp, thin-crust pizzas right at home, this hands-on class is for you! Get comfortable with the basic techniques of pizza making, such as the essentials of kneading, rolling, topping, and baking pizza dough while demystifying the process of working with yeast. You?ll learn to bake Italy's most famous pizzas, starting with the classic tomato and mozzarella topped Pizza Margherita. Then, set your imagination free and combine various toppings for a personalized pizza-lover's fantasy.Find Out More
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!