It’s a time honored tradition in New York City: The Battle of the Best Pizzas in Town which every publication puts out at least once a year. Gothamist just put out the 24 best pizza places in NYC and ONLY 2 Bronx shops made the cut? They also had the audacity to say anyone who disagrees with this list is wrong. Clearly they haven’t traveled far and wide and did their homework like Chris Crowley did earlier this year.
This is what the Gothamist has to say about the 2 Bronx pizzerias out of the 24 they “deemed” worthy in the city.
LOUIE & ERNIE’S: This Schuylerville pizzeria is the absolute tops, boasting classic slices that hit the crust/sauce/cheese/toppings marks with ease. You can’t go wrong with a plain slice ($3), but if you’re looking for something extra special and aren’t scared of huge chunks of meat, the sausage pizza here is the stuff of the Gods. A $4 sausage slice gets you a cheesy triangle topped with huge hunks of savory pig meat sourced from a local butcher. You will never deign to eat a $1 slice again, no matter how drunk or cash-strapped you are.
BROADWAY JOE’S: Broadway Joe’s may be a local haunt, but it’s no hidden gem. While its inconspicuous storefront by Van Cortlandt Park in Kingsbridge is easy to miss, the classic joint is popular among students from neighboring Manhattan College and the nearby Fieldston School for its hefty, foldable slices and accompanying garlic knots. Joe’s is unconcerned with both ambiance and innovation, but its fluorescent-lit interior houses some of the best no-frills ‘za this side of the suburbs.(Roxie Pell)
Broadway Joe’s is located at 5983 Broadway in the Kingsbridge section of The Bronx (718-796-0376)
Clearly we think the folks at the Gothamist are crazy if they could only find 2 Bronx pizzerias worthy of their “list”.
Tell us your favorite pizza shops in the comments below and then we’ll compile them into a survey to vote on the best shops!