Italy may have invented pizza, but no where on Earth has embraced so many styles of this humble dish as New York. Neapolitan pies slung by certified pizzaiolos, grandma squares, dollar slices — this city has them all. Thanks to a wave of ambitious, high-level slice shops in recent years, great pizza has never been more accessible throughout the boroughs.
As with every kind of restaurant, pizzerias of all stripes have suffered under COVID-19. While some have opted to temporarily close out of concern for their staff’s safety, lots of chefs are still manning the ovens. In many ways, pizza is better suited to the current crisis than most foods — the classic New York slice is engineered to be reheated, to travel well, and to provide a comforting, sustaining meal for a few bucks. Some of these pizzerias have been feeding New Yorkers for decades; others are new to the game, but continuing a tradition that stretches back generations. Note that as the shutdown continues, menu items and hours may change on short notice; check the restaurant’s website or Instagram for the latest updates.Read More