What kind of New York food tour would it be if you didn’t have a slice of pizza? A darn terrible one if you ask me! Aside from trekking all the way to Italy, you will never find pizza as good as New York pizza anywhere in the country. I dare you to try. Maybe it’s the elevation level, the influx of Italian immigrants, or maybe it’s just our attitude, but even the “worst” pizza in New York is still better than most.
But if plain slices and pepperoni just aren’t cutting it for you anymore, you can enjoy a mouthwatering slice of artichoke pizza from Artichoke. Artichoke opened its doors a mere three years ago, but not only have they made a name for themselves, they have three locations — in the East Village (the first), Chelsea, and Greenwich Village. Their menu is simple, choose between a slice or entire pie of artichoke, crab, margherita, meatball, or Sicilian. Depending on the location, you can also score some calzones, meatballs, stuffed artichokes, and garlic sticks. But if it’s your first time, go with the pie that started it all.
Often the best places to eat are the simplest. They’re not offering crazy concoctions or blending different cuisines together. It’s a slice with artichokes on it, but oh boy is it to die for. So expect a little slice of heaven on the West Village, New York food tour.