I’d have to coin the 99 cent pizza joints in New York City as the best bang for your buck. There’s no way I can afford to eat out everyday, but if I’m in the mood for a quick, cheap, yet delicious meal I head down to 55th and Broadway to 99 Cent Fresh Pizza.
At first I was a little ‘sketched out’ about the quality of pizza the people chomp on at these shops, but I decided to take my chances and buy a piece for myself. It’s not a joke when your total comes to a mere $2 for a decent slice of pizza and a drink (if you say ‘pop’ in NY people look at you weird, they know right away you aren’t from the East Coast FYI).
There aren’t any actual tables or chairs at most of these joints, so expect to stand and eat your pizza at what is basically a shelf attached to the wall. It’s definitely not the place to go if you’re looking for a nice sit-down meal, but if you want to make your tummy and wallet happy you should definitely stop in and buy a slice.
These little pizza shops are located all over Manhattan, and chances are you’ll come across one before you even need to take your phone out and Google its location. The slices are also easy to fold in half, so you won’t look like you’re trying too hard to be a New Yorker.