Grab some of the finest slices of delicious pizza North America has to offer on these five mouth-watering NYC tours.
In an episode (Sal’s Pizza) of the comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Charles talks about his rating system for the many pizzerias around the city. Texture, crust, cheese, and mouth feel are the key foundations on which a pizza can stand or fall. It might not have been invented in New York City, but pizza reaches its pinnacle in this American city built by immigrants from, among other places, Italy. Use that rating system to discover your favorite with the help of some local expertise on one of these top NYC pizza tours.
Greenwich Village NYC Pizza Walking Tour
The act of reading a list of the best pizza tours in New York is likely to trigger a robust, Pavlovian reaction. So if you don’t read any further than this first entry before booking, at least it’s an excellent option, including samples of delicious pizza from three separate slice specialists in and around Greenwich Village, each one using brick, coal-fired ovens. Better-yet, each stop demonstrates the evolution of the world’s most popular dish. Tours run on Fridays and occasionally on Mondays. From $59 per person.
East Village Pizza Walk
Wander from one pizzeria to the next through the vibrant streets of NYC’s East village. At each stop, you’ll be able to sample different types of pizza in some of the area’s top locations, while also exploring the Alphabet City neighborhood of the East Village. Over two hours and thirty minutes, there’ll be time eat a slice at three separate places. Please note that these tours run only from May to September, on Sundays. From $59 per person.
New York City Half-Day Pizza Tasting Bus Tour
For a fun and delicious way to learn about the history and culture of pizza in New York, without having to be restricted to one area of the city, there’s this four-hour bus trip. You’ll pass through some of the outer boroughs of New York – Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, or the Bronx – to seek out the city’s finest pizzerias. Tour itineraries change daily so that things stay fresh while maintaining a high standard. You’ll try pizza at four different stops, with the day beginning and ending in Manhattan. From $79 per person.
Best of Brooklyn Half-Day Food and Culture Tour
To this day, Brooklyn remains one of New York’s most important areas for the city’s Italian heritage and culture to thrive. And where there’s Italian heritage, you’re likely to find some exceptional takes on Italian-American cuisine, most notably in the form of pizza. This Best of Brooklyn tour is among the best-loved in New York, receiving rave reviews from previous guests for its excellent array of tastings at various Brooklyn hotspots. Besides Neapolitan pizza and cannoli, you’ll also get to try Polish pierogis. Tours run Fri-Sun. From $149 per person.
Brooklyn 3-Hour Private Pizza and Brewery Walking Tour
Join a local guide to sample the best beers and pizza slices that Brooklyn has to offer. Work with your guide to curate the itinerary to your preferences to make the most from the borough’s amazing dining scene. Please note that, as this is a private tour option, the price per person drops significantly if you have more people in your group. For example, with a group of seven people, the fee would more than halve to $145 per person. This tour is available daily and you can name your departure time. From $300 per person.