Fresh pizza used to be the lifeblood of New York. Here are our 7 Frozen Pizza Favorites in NYC!
Who doesn’t want their pizza fresh from the oven, right? We were willing to wait for two hours to get a fresh slice of this heavenly goodness. We can see people carrying paper plates with their pizza and devouring them in street corners or as they hop in the subway. But what used to be the “New York pizza scene” changed since the offset of the current pandemic. Thankfully, pizzerias remain open during the pandemic.
However, you can’t line up for two hours and other patrons because of strict social distancing measures. You can’t even walk around in the corner streets or the subway when everyone is encouraged to stay home.
7 Frozen Pizza Favorites in NYC
While nothing beats a fresh pizza, you can still indulge in your cravings by making do of frozen pizza. It might not be good as it may sound, but that’s the best option we have for now. And we have rounded up some NY frozen pizza that you can enjoy in the comforts of your home.
Newman’s Own Four-Cheese Pizza (Grade A)
You have to try Newman Own’s Four Cheese Pizza. It’s four kinds of cheese (mozzarella. Cheddar, parmesan, and asiago) perfectly sit on its thin crust that will give you a taste that melts in your mouth.
This pizza is one of the best that you can keep in your freezer. With just a few minutes in your oven, you are in an out of this world experience (just like the old times *wink*). This pizza cost $8.99 for 16 ounces. This is best paired with an ice-cold beer.
You can also try their pepperoni pizza. The sauce is good enough, and the crust has a pastry-like finish. The pepperoni lives for its name, too. It might not be the most recommended, but it gives you the nostalgia of watching a Yankees game.
Roberta’s Margherita (Grade A)
Another highly recommended frozen pizza in town is Robera’s Margherita. It might be frozen, but it is almost as a classic Neapolitan pie, and a good 5-minutes in the toaster can bring it back to life. The crust is delicious, it feels like you are eating it straight from a wood-fired oven. The mozzarella provides a perfect balance to the acidity of earthy tomatoes.
Perhaps, the only flaw of this pizza is the sauce, but it cannot take away all the goodness this pizza brings to our heart. The pizza costs $12.99 for 9.8 ounces.
Table 87 Margherita (Grade A -)
This pizzeria started from CNBC’s Shark Tank when owner Tom Cucco was given $2550,000 to start his “Brooklyn coal pizza.” Pizzas are pre-cooked in a coal oven, frozen and packed. This frozen Margherita is also recommended because of its basil. Mozzarella and tomatoes perfectly blend to recreate the fresh pizza we’ve been longing to have. You can also add some olive oil, salt, and chili to improve the flavor.
You can get this frozen pizza for $7.99 for 9.6 ounces.
Talia di Napoli Margherita (Grade B+)
Here’s another Margherita favorite! This pizza costs $13.99 dollars for 14.1 ounces. Surprisingly, this pizza is from Naples, Italy (as suggested by its name) and is made with an all-Italian treat, then get this one.
The crust is good, the cheese tastes like real mozzarella, and the tomato sauce is appropriately unspiced. Despite this, an additional kick to the sauce would have earned it a better recommendation.
Ellio’s Pepperoni and Sausage (Grade B)
This pizza made it to the list because of its affordability. You can get 18.9 ounces of this for only $3. For its price, it’s definitely worth the buy. Its tomato sauce is okay, and it’s the crust like bread that provides faux-focaccia nourishment. But the pepperoni and sausage nuggets make it taste good. Just add a little bit of salt, and you’ll be good to go.
California Pizza Kitchen’s “BBQ” chicken pie (Grade B-)
Ed LaDou brought his experiments to the masses with this California Pizza Kitchen. If you want to check their pizzas, we suggest you get their BBQ Chicken pizza. What makes this pizza unique is that it uses BBQ sauce instead of the usual tomato sauce. It’s one unique pizza you should try. But if it sets well to your taste, you will be the one to decide.
Amy’s Rice Crust Spinach Pizza
Rice crust, you say? Hmmm, if you’re curious, then maybe it’s worth a try. This pizza is a healthy food from Amy’s gluten-free and dairy-free kitchen. Don’t wonder if the ingredients taste different from usual (cheese and spinach), but it’s definitely worth your curiosity.
Do you have other favorites that you think should have made the 7 Frozen Pizza Favorites in NYC list? Let us know and it may make the next ‘best of NYC’ or included in our next local NYC guides!