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Boston
Cafe Eilat. Hands down best in town.

Brooklyn
Basil
Mendelsohns. Sometimes referred to as "the Cafe Eilat of New York."
Kosher Hut on Kings Hwy
McDaniel's(closed down)

Queens
Benjy's or bust.
Fresh Shimon's

Chicago
EJ's

Baltimore
Mama Leah's

Manhattan
Rafaello's

Lakewood
"The slice"

Five Town/Far Rockaway
Pizza Cave
Pizza Cavern
Pizza Lair

Upstate NY
Fialkoffs Pizza

Seattle
Island Crust Cafe

Jerusalem
Pizza Yerushalayim on malchei yisroel

Silver Spring,MD
Nut House Pizza - Awesome!

Miami
Lenny's



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PIZZA: Worlds greatest authentic kosher pizza shops
« on: January 14, 2015, 11:09:49 PM »
To me, food can be an art. Like the differences in wine and different whiskeys. Or the different cuts of meat: some grilled, others smoked; some pulled and others firm. Or how about the difference between dried,dollar store  herbs versus fresh-from-the-garden-variety.
SO WHAT HAPPENED WHEN WE GOT TO PIZZA!!!
I haven't seen a thread about where to get really amazing pizza.
 For me, most pizza shops just taste like ny frozen pizza. I'm not interested in that. My pizza's cheese should not be resting in the corner of my box when I get home from the shop because the seat is angled. And I shouldt be able to say that the canned sauce would've tasted better if they left it untouched.
 It's like eating mcdonalds  (I can only imagine :) once you've already had prime ribeye steak. Or like taking Jim beam (in the plastic bottle) when you've experienced 30 year single malt, oak barrel whiskey. 
For my pizza, I want the fresh ingredients, thin flavorful crust, different cheeses, and distinct toppings (no...ziti doesn't count). It all about the different flavors and how they compliment each other.

So to get the list started for pizza worth remembering:

With out a doubt, the number 1 pizza I've ever tasted was in Rome. Baghetto Milky, in my mind, hits top marks on all of the above. Thin simple crust, fresh hand made mozzarella, parmesan, rimano, and like 5 more cheeses, super fresh ingredients including basil, fish, and Jewish artichokes (for those who don't know,  Jewish artichokes are awesome. Another thread for another day), and probably to top it all off, really good prices. I took a to go pizza for 6 euros. Some of their specials are ussually around 10-12 eu and feed 2-3 people.  And I promise, I'm not a paid spokesman. I was In Rome for a total of 9 days in my life; I probably ate there 7 times. (Btw if you're there, go for the fresh pasta also)

For number 2 on my list (and to date it is my favorite AMERICAN pizza shop) is in Denver Colorado called Brooklyn kosher pizza (I think). Not as cheap but close to as good. Their slices are thicker for those who like that. What they did best is using their cheese. A couple different varieties and very well salted (probably the most underrated pizza topping,; pepper coming in second). I didn't try their plain so I can't comment on that but their specialty pies were extremely flavorful.

For those in New York who feel about pizza like I do (a good barometer would not be that you think j2 is good): please tell me where to look in New York. The two places I were told about are closed.


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Re: PIZZA: Worlds greatest authentic kosher pizza shops
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2015, 11:14:02 PM »
One of the best pizzas I've ever had was  about 12 years in a place in Montreal that closed down. Made in a brick oven.
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Re: PIZZA: Worlds greatest authentic kosher pizza shops
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2015, 11:28:18 PM »
Big fan of upper crust in 5 towns

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Re: PIZZA: Worlds greatest authentic kosher pizza shops
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2015, 11:32:23 PM »
Amnon's & Mendelson's are 2 of the better ones I've had.

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Re: PIZZA: Worlds greatest authentic kosher pizza shops
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2015, 11:44:39 PM »
I make my own pizza - dough & sauce- and it is AWESOME.

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Re: PIZZA: Worlds greatest authentic kosher pizza shops
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2015, 11:47:37 PM »
Also the best store bought that I can think of in NY is Bravos in Manhattan.
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Re: PIZZA: Worlds greatest authentic kosher pizza shops
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2015, 11:50:43 PM »

Also the best store bought that I can think of in NY is Bravos in Manhattan.
I've also been told about bravos but unfortunately from people who already lost my trust for pizza.
I've been meaning to try it out though.

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Re: PIZZA: Worlds greatest authentic kosher pizza shops
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2015, 11:50:56 PM »
Also the best store bought that I can think of in NY is Bravos in Manhattan.
Midtown ?

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Re: PIZZA: Worlds greatest authentic kosher pizza shops
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2015, 12:01:12 AM »

Midtown ?
I thought it was south Manhattan but I know there are two (my friends realized that when they noticed they were selling sausages next to the "fake" pepperoni)

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Re: PIZZA: Worlds greatest authentic kosher pizza shops
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2015, 12:04:29 AM »
I thought it was south Manhattan but I know there are two (my friends realized that when they noticed they were selling sausages next to the "fake" pepperoni)
There's one on Broadway in midtown. Theirs is very good. There's supposed to be another one in lower manhattan.

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Re: PIZZA: Worlds greatest authentic kosher pizza shops
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2015, 12:39:51 AM »
Island crust in Seattle had some really good pizza.

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Re: PIZZA: Worlds greatest authentic kosher pizza shops
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2015, 12:48:13 AM »
Island crust in Seattle had some really good pizza.

+1, their Pizza was amazing!!! Highly recommend a try there.

Basil makes excellent pizza, thin crust, homemade sauce, homemade cheese and interesting toppings. And affordable by Basil's standards.

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Re: PIZZA: Worlds greatest authentic kosher pizza shops
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2015, 12:49:29 AM »
One of the best pizzas I've ever had was  about 12 years in a place in Montreal that closed down. Made in a brick oven.
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Was it on Victoria?

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Re: PIZZA: Worlds greatest authentic kosher pizza shops
« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2015, 03:50:52 AM »
Bravos is certainly delicious, but La Bella in Phoenix has to be the best I ever had. Ahhh I gotta go back...

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Re: PIZZA: Worlds greatest authentic kosher pizza shops
« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2015, 05:32:46 AM »

Amnon's & Mendelson's are 2 of the better ones I've had.
are you trolling or are you smoking some of the funny stuff ?