Pizza in America started in New York City, slowly migrating to Boston, then eventually west to Chicago and beyond. But talk to any true pizza purist and he or she will tell you that if you want a slice of the real stuff, you'd best get yourself to the Big Apple. In recent years, New York's pizza scene has picked up another wave of momentum, bringing with it a rash of new takes on the classic pizza pie.
Relative newcomers like Keste, home of the best gluten-free pizza in the city, or Roberta's, serving up hungry hipsters in Bushwick, have made a name for themselves in the New York pizza scene with high-quality ingredients and creative toppings.
Still, unlike many cities where the places that made history have faltered and failed, New York's pizza institutions continue to stand strong. Places like Lombardi's - the first pizzeria in the United States, which opened in 1905 - still pack tables every night, and old standbys like John's Pizzeria on Bleecker Street beckon crowds from all over the world.
Whether you're in the market for a glimpse into the old-world, or you're ready to be rocked by the 21st century, our list outlines something for every preference. Let's dish it up.