When it comes to delivery pizza, New York City is truly the greatest city in the world. You can get traditional Italian-style pizza, a classic Chicago deep dish, or get creative and go for a fusion-style pizza with toppings that are anything but traditional. With so many options, choosing where to order from can be tough, so we’ve pulled together a shortlist to help you solve your next pizza delivery dilemma.
5. Emily – West Village
Manhattan pizza fans rejoiced when this long-time Brooklyn favorite opened its West Village location in 2017. Emily is known for Detroit-style thin crust pizza, which is cooked in a convection oven to guarantee a super crispy crust, and nice crunchy cheese on top. Our favorite pizzas are the MVP (Most Valuable Pesto) or the mouth-watering For The Nguyen, which comes topped with chicken, Korean wing sauce, blue cheese dressing and radishes. Rumor has it that Emily does an epic burger as well, but we’ll save that for another post.
4. Sal & Carmine
A true NYC legend, Sal & Carmine have been serving up pizza by the slice in Manhattan for more than 50 years. While you can’t order slices for delivery, you can order entire pizzas, and the menu is about as simple and unpretentious as they come. First you choose your base (classic cheese, mozzarella, or ricotta) and then select a few toppings or keep it plain. It might almost seem too simple, until you take your first bite and experience the magic that has kept people coming back to Sal & Carmine for decades.
3. B Side Pizza & Wine Bar
If your go-to pizza order is plain cheese (or pepperoni if you’re feeling feisty), B Side probably isn’t for you. This creative Manhattan pizzeria is known for its innovative and cleverly named creations that can’t be found anywhere else. Our favorite has to be the Killer Bee, with spicy sopressata salami, chili oil, garlic puree, and a drizzle of honey to balance out the heat. Other popular choices are the Carbonara, complete with a runny egg, or the You Got a Lot a’ Balls, which comes with meatballs, peppers, and bonus points for saying the name in your best mafioso accent.
2. Norma Gastronomia Siciliana
In case you couldn’t tell from the name, Norma Gastronomia Siciliana is known for authentic Italian food, and its pizza is some of the best in all of New York City, let alone Manhattan. Our go-to pizza is the namesake Norma, with eggplant and fresh ricotta cheese, but if you’re feeling fancy, go for the Porcini which has porcini mushrooms, and lardo di colonnata (a traditional salumi made with cured pork fat) finished with truffle oil. Side note: the best thing about ordering delivery from Norma is that nobody will judge your awful pronunciation of the authentic Italian ingredients.
1. Scarr’s Pizza
What really sets Scarr’s Pizza apart from the countless other pizza restaurants in Manhattan is its crust, which comes as no surprise, considering the owner actually mills his own grains in the basement. You can choose between two crust options, an original circular thin crust or a thicker square Sicilian crust. We always go for the Sicilian pie, which is incredibly crispy on the outside and soft and doughy on the inside. Combine that with a generous helping of cheese and top-notch toppings and you have a truly perfect pie.