The Queens Pizza Tour was great! I didn’t limit the amount of attendees, but by the graces of God we ended up with 8 people – perfect for the 8 slices of a pie. And I couldn’t have asked for nicer, more pizza freak people.
Strangely, as soon as we decided to begin the tour, a Church procession with God music started playing in the streets. As the parade of parishioners moved passed us; it was a grandiose yet fitting way to begin the pizza adventure. The light was surely shining on us that Sunday, and if you wanted to add a baptism reference to the end of the day, you can with the incredible water storms. Enough revelry, here’s the pic:
The tour of pizza worked out excellent with the different varieties, starting with a thick bakery slice with little cheese, a gourmet slice, and 3 excellent NY slices.
We had our own personal photographer for Rose and Joes and then John’s of Elmhurst. I am glad he stuck around because the shots were much more photogenic at the Elmhurst pizzeria. We actually finished our pie before he got to John’s, but we were so happy with it that about half of us didn’t mind eating a second slice from there for the photo op.
I was surprised that over half the group thought John’s Pizzeria was the best. I found this place while working in the neighborhood one day, I thought it was a gem, but not until everyone agreed did I think this could be competition for best in the city. For a little neighborhood place, this outlasted all the pizzerias who sold out for different ingredients and cooking methods.
I don’t even think the pictures do the justice. These 5 pizzerias were all outstanding. I recommend this trip to any Queens or pizza enthusiast.
Funny thing is, some would think I’d tire of pizza after this. But no, I Love Pizza. I want more. Brrrrrooklyn next!
Pictures from the Queens Pizza Tour (yes, even the Mass parade in Astoria, truly a surreal moment to start the day, and Flushing dumpling stall for dessert)
Pizzerias that narrowly missed the cut include: V I Pizza of Bayside, Dani’s House of Pizza of Kew Gardens and Alfie’s in Richmond Hill.