Culture

Is This City Block the World Headquarters of Pizza?

Culture

Is This City Block the World Headquarters of Pizza?

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Pizza is the most popular food in the worlda $40 billion industry in the US alone. So where can you find the highest concentration of pizzerias? 

Allow us to nominate the corner of 14th Street and First Avenue in Manhattan’s East Village as the pizza capital of the entire universe. Within view there are at least four 99 cent slice joints. On 14th St., Artichoke Basille‘s flagship competes against free pizza with every beer right across the street at Crocodile Lounge. Hugging the L train stop, a kosher pizzeria at Bagel Boss faces down Hot N Crusty. There’s even dueling brick-oven masters: Luzzo’s on 1st Ave is kitty-cornered from Motorino on 12th Street. 

Please tell us if there’s another few-block radius on Earth where one can find this many varieties of bread, sauce and cheese. Maybe in Italy, or some shit.