NYC’s Best Personal Pies

Well, I guess almost any pizzeria will have personal pies, 12 inch pies, pies just for you, pies you don’t have to share….. But! These are a little different, specialty pizzas if you will. New York has the best pizza in the United States of America, so we honestly eat a lot of them, you just can’t help it. Ergo: finding spots that make pizza that’s a little unique is essential. Here are a few places that I have deemed the best in my humble opinion!

Emmy Squared

This place has a location in Brooklyn, as well as one in the East Village. As the name suggests, the pizzas are always square. The crust is doughy, and from all the pizzas I have tried, this dough reminds me the most of pies I had in Europe. The toppings are off the beaten path, fun and delicious. The Big Ang will have vodka sauce, ricotta, pecorino, meatballs and banana peppers, Roni Supreme has Ezzo pepperoni and Calabrian Chiles, the Angel Pie features Ricotta, mushrooms and Truffleist mushroom cream. Just awesome, and you will never find these toppings anywhere else!

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Una Pizza Napoletana

No special toppings here, just solid pizza. Chef and owner Anthony Mangieri has crafted what some people feel is the perfect pizza. This place is a romantic, upscale feeling restaurant that serves just pizza (with a few small plates offered). If you want toppings, then you have to come on Friday or Saturday, because during the rest of the week there will only be pies with red or white sauce available (in a few variations). No problem, they’re scrumptious just the way they are.

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Bodega Pizza

This place is just super unique! You’ll have to travel all the uptown, but it might be time you did anyway. Is it Harlem? Is it Washington Heights? Maybe in between. Who cares, this place is awesome. It is set up with items that are typically sold in a Bodega, like Bustelo coffee cans, there’s outside seating, and on a warm day, enough doors and windows are opened to give it an outdoors feel altogether. The pies have names sourced from Old School Hip Hop tunes, the toppings are one of a kind. “A Tribe Called Fresh” has tomato, mozzarella, pepperoni, caramelized onions, roasted red peppers, roasted garlic and sausage. “Love Supreme” features ham, mushrooms, black truffle oil, ricotta and mozzarella. I love this place!

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Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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