If there’s one topic that can spark a debate between New Yorkers, it’s where to find the best pizza in Manhattan. Proud locals and self-proclaimed experts won’t hesitate to weigh in on which locations make the best version, whether it be the 99¢ pizza joint that got them through college or that high-end Italian trattoria they frequented for date nights. Still, as much as we enjoy engaging in passionate debates about the city’s best pizzerias, we’ll admit, keeping up with it all can get a bit overwhelming.
So, to celebrate the iconic, cheesy slice that you can only get in New York, we taste-tested, crowdsourced, Yelp-confirmed and called on a few native New Yorkers to bring you the ultimate NYC pizza tour, from mouth-watering margherita slices to spicy pepperoni squares. And as a bonus, we've included a fun episode of 3 With Me, where PureWow creator Kate eats her way through NYC's best pizza shops.