Like any true New Yorker I know my pizza. I have a favorite spot – Bleecker Street Pizza’s Nonna Maria – but am willing to branch out to try other places.
I attended a special preview of the newly opened &pizza in Chelsea’s Garment District. The pizza was outta control! For those of you who get out of NYC, you might already know about &pizza since it is already highly popular in DC, Maryland and Virginia.
During the preview we had a chance to sample many of their different signature pizzas. There wasn’t a single one I wouldn’t wholeheartedly devour again. If you’re a bloodthirsty carnivore like me you’ll wanna try the Maverick made with classic tomato, mozzarella, salami, pepperoni, Italian sausage, pesto, and parmesan. If you’re a peace-loving veg-head then the Salad Redefined is for you, made with olive oil, romaine, basil pesto, cucumber, tomato, shredded mozzarella, ranch and a pickled red onion.
But hey, you don’t have to stick with one of their eight different signature pies. The great thing about &pizza is you can have them create your own culinary masterpiece. Each pizza is made fresh right before your eyes, starting with the dough. Really, you just can’t get any fresher than that folks. Oh, and did I tell you that all their products are MSG-free and that their dough is 100% organic and that none of their products contain high fructose corn syrup?
They make vegetarian or vegan pizzas too so just about anyone can eat their pies unless you have a serious gluten allergy and even if you do just have a piece of their excellent pie and blow your nose later as it’ll be worth it, trust me!
For the soda jerks out there, myself being one, you’ll love their soda fountain machine which has some really interesting flavors including Pear + Fig Elixir, Cereal Milk™ Cream Soda, Ginger Berry Lemonade and my favorite, Dark Cherry Cola!
Sorry to my buddies at Bleecker Street Pizza but you’ve finally met your match.
– Michael Riegelman
Photos via &pizza and by Socially Superlative