Sometimes, you just want to grab a slice and go. Or, maybe two slices and a soda. Luckily, New York City still has plenty of pizza joints where you can get a great slice for just $1.
These are not gourmet pizzas, but they are fast and cheap, generally tasty, and you can add pepperoni or veggies for another buck.
Expect to stand at a counter to eat, or as take-out. Few of these places are large enough for tables and chairs.
Because of the sheer volume of fans, especially at lunchtime, dinnertime and after theater time, your slice is fresh out of the oven and bubbling hot.
Hours vary, but most are open until midnight, even later, to accommodate the late night munchies.
The mini-chain called 99 Cent Pizza, with – you guessed it – serves slices for 99 cents. There are more than a half dozen locations in Midtown, Downtown and the East Side.
2 Bros Pizza is another mini-chain, with ten locations in Manhattan, Bronx and Brooklyn, which serves up regular slices and such specialty abominations as Hawaiian Pizza.
123 Essex Street, between Rivington and Delancey Streets, Lower East Side
- Champion is known for serving up especially cheesy slices, and the lines are often out the door. After 10pm everything costs an extra buck, and people still wait in line for it.
Joey’s Pepperoni Pizza
381 Broadway, between Walker and White Streets, Soho
- The pizza is perfectly good for the price. What makes Joey’s a stand-out dollar joint is the additional item menus. Along with your dollar pizza slice, grab four garlic knots for a dollar, or a beef patty for two bucks.
190 Bleecker Street, between Sixth Avenue and Downing Street, Greenwich Village
- The draw here is the almost-crispy crust that holds a fold without drooping and dripping, far better than the wimpy thin crusts at other dollar-a-slice joints