Joe’s Pizza: Old School (Famous) New York Pie

Do you remember this insight from Santa about where to eat pizza in New York?

Unfortunately that Ray’s is gone…queue Eric Clapton’s “Tears In Heaven,” right? Well, hold your hankie.

We learned about Joe’s Pizza in Greenwich Village…it came with promise, so we set off to try it out.

First, you should know that Joe’s is famous in it’s own right. Do you remember that scene in Spiderman where Peter Parker had to deliver a pile of pizzas? That joint? Joe’s!

The wall is lined with photos of Joe and his crew smiling with the likes of Steven Tyler, Matthew Mcconaughey, Bradley Cooper, Anne Hathaway and tons more. Obviously Spiderman is spilling secrets to his Hollywood friends.

The line out the door went pretty fast. Pick from plain, fresh mozzarella, or pepperoni….by the slice or as a full pie. Slices are good…but always, ALWAYS get the pie.

Most people seem to get their order to go, probably because there is only one single table in the center and a few standing tables around the side. You’re only a few blocks from Washington Square Park, which makes a great place to picnic if you can wait to dig in.

It’s cash-only here, but there is an ATM right outside the front door.

And the pizza? Oh – it’s darn close to perfect!

365 Daily posts are short and sweet, designed to highlight the discoveries we unearth on a daily basis as we explore Atlanta, the South, and the world!

Lesli Peterson

Lesli Peterson

Lesli made her way to Atlanta over 20 years ago, after living in Germany, Japan and six U.S. states. She relishes the discovery of obscure, offbeat and unwonted places, and she will chat up any willing stranger to uncover a new secret locale.

After 18 years in software development, Lesli bailed on the corporate scene. When she’s not traveling, she’s hiking in the mountains or checking out Atlanta’s culinary scene, whiskey in hand.

Lesli has two kiddos -Cooper and Elliot- plus two bonus kids currently at UGA, and she’s happily married to her soul mate.
Lesli Peterson

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