New York is a melting pot of cultures and with that comes a variety of ethnic foods and fusions. But one kind of food stands above all else as a pillar of the New York food scene – Pizza. With a pizza joint on pretty much every block, you can easily find a slice that fits your budget and your style whether that is Grimaldi's in Brooklyn or a $1 Pizza in Manhattan. But, let me tell you about a place that is on the pricier side, but definitely holds up and is worth the cost and the subway ride.
Prince St. Pizza is a little hole-in-the-wall pizza joint located close to Little Italy, at 27 Prince St. New York, NY. Much like many places in NY, it is a tiny restaurant that doesn't have a dine-in area for you to sit. Depending on the time of day, there can either be a line out the door or it can be empty enough that you can stand along the right side wall to eat your slice while taking in all the pictures of celebrities who have ventured in over the years that hang all over the restaurant.
The shop is in a convenient location for college students as it close to the NYU campus and offers reasonable prices per slice ($3.50) and per pie ($20.50 - $32.00).
The price really depends on the toppings or style of pizza, which range everywhere from your run-of-the-mill classics like cheese to fancier options like a margherita pie (officially named The Fancy Prince).
I decided to find some middle ground and went with the Spicy Spring. Made with their secret homemade spicy sauce, curly cuts pepperoni and fresh mozzarella, it is the most expensive whole pizza they have, but it is also one of their best selling pies.
And let me tell you, this pizza is amazing! The first time I went to the shop, I ordered a whole pizza over the phone, so the often volatile wait times didn't come into play. However, the second time, I decided to get the full experience and stand in line for a slice. And the anticipation to get to the glass cased counter was almost too much for my hungry heart. I was like a child waiting in line to see Santa Clause for the first time, eager to whisper my deepest desires to the man who can bring me what I crave – in this case, pizza.
The restaurant has added a location in Los Angeles, but it is always best to go to the original. Maybe it's something about the classic feeling of getting a slice in New York City, but for me, the original location always just seems to taste better. So, If you ever get to go visit NYC, make sure to visit Prince St. Pizza. I promise you, you won't regret it one bit.
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