>finally go to new york
>excited to get a NY style pizza
>pay $3 to get this shit
Anyone else fell for the NY Pizza meme?
The only people who say they're good are people who have never left new york so they don't even have something to compare it to.
Actual GOOD pizza
Whats your favorite americanized pizza? Hawaiian is my personal favorite.
Op is probably from Chicago.
I'm from NYC, I never think about pizza but every time I'm in the cab from ORD the driver asks me if I like Chicago style pizza. Of course, I do, and they act relieved and surprised, but why does Chicago have this chip on its shoulder about our pizza? It's like kiwis getting butthurt over the existence of Aussies.
If you feel another city is superior, you're free to move there. Short of that, grow a pair and don't seek validation like this, it's embarrassing.
>They filter shake my head with baka
For fuck sakes you co/ck/sucking janitor drown yourself.
I visited a friend in the East Village for two weeks and ate this so much, and one time I got sick, probably from eating too much not from the pizza itself. I had it every time I came across it because they have several locations. Pretty good deal with fairly good but obviously not high-quality pizza; I've certainly never seen it anywhere in flyover country.
forgot to post the picture of Ben's Pizzeria. He went to NYU so I was in the area quite a bit.
Well, contrary to what some people believe, a geographical location does not grant any food magical qualities. If you buy a slice from the wrong/right place, it will be terrible/amazing as expected.
That having been said, I prefer NY style pizza. When I look at >>7318407
I'm sure it's tasty, but I think of it as tomato pie.
Anyway, I'd recommend the Full Moon Pizzeria if you're in the Bronx's Little Italy, OP. I love their pizza. For general Italian, Dominick's has zero atmosphere but amazing food.
More of a literal "pie" than a pie in the sense of a pizza pie.
When you look at, say, Italian style pizza, it's not nearly as thick with tomato as Chicago style and much closer to NY style.
Italian style is great, BTW, assuming the cheese is of proper quality. I prefer it to NY style if it's done properly.
Why would you go to Costco and eat anything other than a hot dog? I mean, I'm just surprised you're in a position to have an opinion on it at all, rather than that you think it's better than NY.
I'm guessing you missed the point.
The prices are fucking asinine. You aint gettin nothing AMAZING for a fuckin dollar. Capiche?Espicially pizza. Even downstate, or upstate your paying at least $2.25-3.00 for a slice breh.
> being this close to ben's and not just going to joe's
THATS VACUOUS ROM, FUCK YOU AND YOUR SPIDER TROUPE YOU HUGE CUNT. HOPE THAT OLD HUNTER SPAMS THE FUCK OUT OF MAGIC ALL OVER YOUR HUGE SPIDER ASSHOLE. STAY IN THAT LAKE YOU CUNT NO ONE LOVES YOU. DIE.
YEAH I POSTED IT IN THE WRONG THREAD THE FIRST TIME BUT MY POINT STILL STANDS
well said. Your opinion on canned pasta. You probably never had the privileged of eatiing Chef Boyardee. Would you say IGA, Kroger, or Shop Rite has the best? Eaten straight outta the can of course.
>go to Italy
>excited to try authentic Italian pizza
Not that guy, but what does that even mean? What else would you go on, if you've never tasted or handled the food before and didn't watch them prepare it in the kitchen personally? Do you pray to God for guidance instead? I am really not sure if you understand why reputations exist and why they are so widely used for consumer decisions.
I meant reputation as if in "fast food" labels. Stereotypes.
If the pizza is supposed to be great quality, why wouldnt you dish out a couple extra bucks
Would you feel more justified buying Wal Mart brand caviar?
>I meant reputation as if in "fast food" labels. Stereotypes.
Still not really getting it. Maybe I'm just disconnected, I don't know many people who eat fast food and I'm not exposed to the advertising.
>Would you feel more justified buying Wal Mart brand caviar?
Not really sure, it's not like they have a sturgeon farm or do they? I don't have Wal Mart here, and I've only been inside a Wal Mart once in my life, maybe 15 years ago, just to look around and see what it was like.
Most slice joints in NYC in 2016 make dogshit. They're run by Middle Easterners trying to make a buck. All the "Ray's Famous" places are all trash-tier. And the truth is that basically all of the first pizzarias, that were once elite like Lombardi's or Patsy's, are all mediocre tourist traps now. There are a few remaining true old-school slic places, as well as some excellent early 2000s Neo-Neapolutam revival places, but that's it.
Bonus: real NY slices always come on a cheap paper plate.
>Still not really getting it
Then explain the purpose of bringing up fast food to begin with
You have no idea what the quality could actually be like and are going by a completely arbitrary label. Theoretically anything can be fast food for one. And I don't see it being associated with "fast food" means it wouldn't be worth dishing out for if it was actually of high quality
>its not like they have a sturgeon farm
That's completely besides the point
I didn't bring it up, I don't agree with what the guy said. But at least his argument was understandable even though it was wrong. You seem to be in this strange universe where words have meanings other than what they actually have in real life. But I have lost my curiosity as it seems you're just one of those people who thinks fast food is something worth arguing about and defending. This is of no interest to me. Sorry to waste your time.
>where words have meanings other than what they actually have in real life
I didn't say that with a literal meaning. I clearly explained that
You seem to have reading comprehension issues and are obviously frustrated at being corrected yourself which explains your obvious passive-aggressiveness
You should settle down and actually be mature about an otherwise completely benevolent discussion. Perhaps open your mind a little bit instead of just being so blind. Probably explains the reading difficulties
But now you're just being immature and running away. Unsurprising
You have a lot of growing to do, boy.
There is actually this pizza place in Manhattan that is known for selling $1 slices of pizza. It is very popular among drunks/stoners who are on their way to or coming back from various concerts and whatnot in the area. I have been there a number of times, although never even close to sober.
As far as I could tell their pizza was quite good, but I have never even been sober enough to remember what the name of the place even is.
> this pizza place in Manhattan
There are dozens of them, but that's not what he was saying. He's saying you're not getting anything good for $1. Which is true. It's fucking terrible. I've seen the delivery trucks, their bulk bagged "cheese" looked pretty fucking scary. But you should know that, you've eaten there. How can you even call it food?
>I have never even been sober enough to remember what the name of the place even is.
Two Bros started the trend, as far as I know, but there are a few others. Chances are it was Two Bros.
Anecdotal evidence from a Chicagoan:
Nobody actually gives a shit about deep dish, it's pure jingoism
Chicago stuffed pizza (without the stupid cornmeal crust) is the tops, and Chicago style thin crust is way overlooked. Try Aurelio's.
Spent one day in NYC, got a slice of Ben's on MacDougal to recreate the shit from Louie. Tasted like gas station pizza. "NY slices" are bullshit. Got a pie at John's of Bleecker Street, probably one of the best pizzas I've ever had.
Best pizza I ever had hands-down was Grimaldi's location in Las Vegas. Saying that makes me feel like flyover trash but it was leagues beyond anything I'd ever had and I can't lie. Quality of ingredients sold it.
That sounds very familiar. Not the kind of place I would go to 99% of the time, but whenever I am on the way back from a show/concert with my friends and we are fucked up and running low on cash, we normally wind up at one, and it definitely hits the spot.
Queens is great for cheap eats, I'm not arguing with that. If you're broke and have an unlimited metrocard, Jackson Heights and Flushing are like a paradise for poorfags.
But for a great slice? No, you don't need to leave the city. There are certainly options in the outer boroughs, but there is no NEED to leave the city.
Wow, all this projection in one post! Where do i start?
Actually, anon, it doesn't have anything to do with the other boroughs being poorer. There are many areas outside of Manhattan that are ludicrously priced. Simply put, Times Square IS a giant tourist trap. That's a fact. There's plenty of places in Manhattan that do pizza just fine too, I should mention.
But stick to your maymays and leave the discussion to people who know what they're talking about and don't post out of pure frustration.
>I don't live in NY
That much is quite clear, goy
Have fun lionizing Bed-Stuy because you saw it on the sitcom, normal people will continue to stay in the city for good pizza, other than the rubes who lined up for the Bee Sting. Literally the only reason to go to the outer boroughs is if you need Sri Lankan food or something ridiculously obscure like that.
God, I love flushing. So many fantastic and cheap asian places to eat. I used to work right next to Flushing, and there was a Korean and Chinese place on every block, with the occasional Taiwanese or Japanese place. It was fantastic.
There were also a good amount of Jewish and Italian delis, which I don't understand how people live without.
I sort of miss it all honestly.
I have been to about half the states in the US, and there are some great places, but I really do like NY and the northeast for food.
That is literally school cafeteria-tier. You bought a slice of pizza from a godsdamned high school.
I see that trash on the floor, the cheap styrofoam container, the uncleaned tiles bearing the weight of a thousand scratch marks from metallic chairs that are missing a few screws. You can't bait my trained eye.
Why are you still in highschool OP?
>over 24,000 restaurants/eateries in NYC
>decides to go to a tourist trap in Times Square instead
This is why tourists are idiots. You could have asked for recommendations here or even went to yelp to look up a decent place to go eat pizza. You could have gotten a decent slice or an entire pie for a decent price. Hell, you are even near Hell's Kitchen.
I just don't get tourists, especially American ones. You are NYC, why in the fuck would you go to McDonald's to eat?!
Anyways, your loss OP. Next time do your homework or be stuck with shitty overpriced food.
No there isn't those shitty $1 places are a race to the bottom and are actually destroying the businesses that offer pizza at normal price. They are the free apps of pizza world and we are shittier off if you support them
Do you fuckers really have nothing to talk about besides NY Pizza?
Native New Yorker here, they saw you coming from a mile off, flyover country boy. Nowhere has better pizza than NYC. Nowhere.
If you ever visit again, buy a native a few drinks and maybe, just maybe, he'll tell you where the good stuff is.
the problem with tourists is always the same. they all fall for the tourist traps.
if you ever find yourself in an "italian" restaurant (or a restaurant of any nationality for that matter), look around, and hear no italian being spoken, and see no italian people around, you just fell in a tourist trap. and the food will be shit, and you'll be overcharged for your shitty food.
always imitate the locals. ask people for good restaurants. or just follow them at lunch time (especially if they're italian qt pies)
I live in Harlem, and everytime I get on the bus to go over to costco I always get a slice or two at Patsy's. Slices there are still 1.75 and it is the most comfy feeling to sit on a stoop and eat a slice while watching all the outer borough people struggle with their oversized costco purchases
m8, I don't live in NY anymore because I left the state. Manhattan was always my least favorite borough anyway - too crowded and noisy in many parts.
People moving into Bedford-Stuyvesant now are stupid. It's a shit neighborhood, but people like you will still pay 2500$/month for a fuckin shoebox 'cause its in Brooklyn.
chicago doesn't have it out for new yorkers.
new yorkers are just a bunch of backpedalling pussies. for decades they've been going on and on about New York style. That if you go to the NYC you NEED to try a slice. that you fold it to eat it. etc etc.
now you have corner shops out-shitting each other, making the pizza shittier and shittier to drive the prices down to a dollar, sacrificing essentially everything that made the pizza respectable. now that you new yorkers see how shit you've become, now you want to victimize yourselves.
now that chicago's TWO styles of pizza get critical acclaim, now you want to say chicago has a chip on their shoulder. nope. it's just plain better overall.
Chicago Deep Dish/Stuffed > Chicago Thin > New York Style
Chicago thin doesn't have shit on NYC style, I'm afraid.
Deep dish is the best pizza from Chicago tbqh - no equivalent in NY for sure. But I consider that and NYC style so different it's like they're almost different foods.
I got pic related a few months ago, and my main complaints were that it was greasy as fuck, way over seasoned with dry Italian seasonings, and for some reason they put the toppings under the cheese, so on the first bite the cheese layer just slides right off in one piece.
Also fuck squares; pizza is meant to be in triangles, and I feel like I'm being treated like I'm back in elementary school when someone gives me a pizza cut into squares.
yeah, tried some pizza in brooklyn iirc.
the pizza was mediocre at best and expensive as balls. could have gotten ~2,5 pizzas in here for the same price and they would have been way better
Breh, dollar slices are fucking shit. Get over it. The quality of the ingredients are fucking prison tier. We know you like it in the ass, but just go to jail instead of defending this pauper garbage.
Eyyy, ah? You gotta fuckin problem ova hear or someting?
There is literally pizza on every corner, the real problem is finding a place you actually like. Any time someone hypes up a local pizza joint you can be pretty sure its just garbage. Most of the time they just order in the same wholesale ingredients.
If that dumb dildo confronted me, he'd go down in two seconds. Him putting his fists up, me pulling the trigger on my .45 ACP.
>Full Moon Pizzeria
good taste anon
dollar slices are a sign of how competitive NY is. I've enjoyed them from time to time. $2 slices in NY are usually better but it's hard to beat the price.
it's near grand central, about a block away. p good for the price.
Eyyyy, Paisan nothing peronal huh! You gonna end up sleepin with the fishes you keep it up!
Best pizza I've ever had was from a place called big papa's in Schertz tx.
You got meme'd friend, but for a different reason.
I'm from NYC and I know the pizza here is NOT some magical tasting godsend, but it's still great for other reasons. What's wonderful about it is that it's a $1 slice f feel-good food. Don't get anything more expensive than this unless you're getting actual, quality pizza, which would be more than the $3 you paid. A $1 slice is also normally bigger than your pic, so it's basically just a "get fat for cheap" food that really hits the spot when that's what you're looking for, not a culinary marvel that tastes like it fell from heaven.
tldr just get a dollar slice and don't expect high quality, expect "I have the munchies and this is the perfect food/price ratio deal I can get" quality
It's the water that makes NYC pizza so good. I tried California pizza from several different places like Domino's, Costco, Pizza Hut, California Pizza Kitchen, and it just paled in comparison so I imported a jug of authentic NYC water and made my own NYC pizza at my house and it was SO much better. You all need to try it for yourselves, it's juicy and beautiful.
A bar near me makes great 'za with spinach artichokes, broccoli, zucchini and feta.
>find small pizza joint in my city
>tiny space tucked between a nail salon and cat shelter
>"Authentic NY pizza! Sold by the slice!"
>visit because "authentic"
>pay $6.50 for a slice of plain
>looks exactly like OP's picture
>inconsistency the pizza
>better than American pizza
>global appeal leans toward US version
You can have your mishapen, viscerally lazy, pizza. Patchy cheese pizza and bullshit garnish and all.
everybody here shilling for "NEW YAWK PIZZA"
Ours got replaced with a 7th mexican restaurant... in a town of 30k people. Some serious bullshit because our Cici's had full crowds all the time, I went there once to try it out, for a nice evening there were like 8 people in there.
>looks and tastes like NY pizza
So, just like NY pizza?
Folding a floppy undercooked slice in half to pour the grease off onto the sidewalk is a NY thing. It should be just like home.
Reminds me of when I was little and in order to shut me up my dad would give me a book he said had pictures of naked women in it and it turned out to be a medical volume with high quality, color pictures of various maladies.
For a nation of fat fucks you really don't put much on your cheese crackers.
Pic related, most common za ordered in Australia.
Dominos/Pizza hut is fine, but not good. Try out Pizza Capers.
There's a local place in brisbane that also doubles as a chinese restaurant. Best pizza's I've had.
I'm Australian and never had a single bit of American pizza yet Chicago pizza looks so fucking delicious and I don't even know why.
But it's like calling something a french pizza without it having horsemeat & garlic, or icelandic pizza without fish and the ability to shut down air traffic across europe. It's missing the local delicacy.
Hey, brazil here [spoiler]Hue[/spoiler]. On sheer volume, my city, São Paulo, is one of the most pizza consuming on the world, and not without reason. Most pizzas here doent even have borders
Pic related: Tomato Sauce, cheese, ham, bacon, corn, olives, oregano and tomato. The dough is very soft and delicious, and the border is filled with cheese
All that for 7 US dollars.
While i understand the worry, you are wrong.
It is a fucking big city, not a village in the middle of nothing or have designeted shitting streets. We have quality ingredients here.
Also, here on brazil, most vegetables, herbs and other greens are MUCH fresher and cheaper than the US "Whole foods" markets.
>cheaper than the US "Whole foods" markets
Most places in the US are cheaper than Whole Foods...
I do agree that São Paulo is one of the few places in Brazil and South America verging on being first world.
Probably all the fucked up dough conditioners and melting agents and other weird shit they use so that the fucked up cheap ingredients can be made to somewhat resemble "pizza"
Dollar slices are in no way acceptable and it disturbs me that some people are willing to eat it on a daily basis
pineapple is the local delicacy,
source: I'm eating a pineapple pizza right now.
My favorite pizza though, is this Chicken Caesar Pizza, from this place called sauce,
it's basically a chicken caesar salad, with dressing, on a pizza.
Japan here, just got the "Bacon Wrapped Mini Dog Hamburger Pizza" from Pizza Hut,
You Americans sure are crazy, there have been more and more Pizza Huts popping up, selling american style pizzas like this. They're pretty good. next I'm gonna try the "Whole Shrimp Cheese Bite" pizza.
ham and pineapple pizza is god tier if you cant handle it GTFO, also add some prawns to it and its even better.