NYC's Best Pizza Slices
by Adam Kuban, 10/07/2014 [Updated 02/03/2016]
Photo: Adam Kuban
Famous Joe's Pizza
7 Carmine St., 212-366-1182, Greenwich Village, Manhattan
150 E. 14th St. 212-388-9474, East Village, Manhattan
Let's start with Famous Joe's Pizza and its plain slice—the quintessential New York slice. Ultrathin and crisp, yet chewy, it's flexible enough to fold without cracking and making a mess. The perfect slice is all about balance among crust, sauce and cheese. Joe's achieves it, with just the right amount of bright, fresh-tasting tomato sauce and enough cheese to satisfy (but not so much as to overwhelm things). And joining the line of hungry patrons barhopping among Greenwich Village hotspots is a New York City experience in and of itself.