Artichoke (New York - East Village)

328 E 14th St
New York, NY, 10003
(212) 228-2004

This joint is known to have undisplayed odd hours with lines out the door all the time. There are no tables or chairs, so patrons either have to eat while standing outside or quickly find a spot to chow down the fresh pizza. Pizza eaten later is not the same! After 30 minutes of waiting, we finally got our pizzas. Since it was also raining, we had to find some kind of nearby shelter to eat our pizzas. There was a nice spot under a fire escape but that had been taken by other Artichoke patrons. We had to find cover and found a bus stop across the street. That didn't last long since buses were coming and we felt weird. So we went to a McDonald's instead and ordered a refreshing Coke and happily ate our Artichoke pizzas.
The bottom slice pictured below is the Artichoke and Spinach slice, which was creamy with large pieces of spinach and mozzarella cheese.

The slice to the right is the classic Margherita with fresh mozzarella, San Marzano tomatoes, basil and olive oil.

The square slice with the teeth marks (I was too eager to eat before thinking about taking pictures) is the Sicilian slice, which had a thicker and crispier crust than the Margherita.
These delicious slices were very crispy on the outside, yet its interior was chewy. The wait here is definitely worth it. Prices are reasonable for this kind of quality pizza ($2.50-3.00).

No comments: