So we're cheating a little bit this week, since the block between 6th and 7th Avenues on Bleecker is technically subdivided into 4 smaller blocks due to the off-grid street intersections. It's still somewhat of a pizza hot spot in the city though, with three New York joints (Joe's, Bleecker, and ZPizza), a Neapolitan pie joint (Kesté), a Roman pizza spot (Roma), and the New York-Neapolitan pie restaurant John's. But we're interested in one thing: who makes the best order-by-the-slice pizza?
'Zpizza' on Serious Eats
The undercarriage of my 160-calorie Tuscan slice bore diamond-shaped marks suggesting that it was cooked on a mesh screen, but the wheaty crust wasn't bad tasting or super-dense. It was topped with thinly sliced crimini, shiitake, and button mushrooms (let's be honest: not too many shiitakes). The skim milk mozzarella was improved by the addition of savory feta and a smear of roasted garlic. Though the caramelized onions pushed the slice toward sweetness, they were nearly balanced by the mushrooms, feta, and a savory sprinkle of truffle oil. We're wary of truffle oil at Slice HQ, but this addition wasn't overpowering.