Last Updated on 2022/01/16
I’ve gone to different pizza places in New York and the 99 Cent Pizza in New York City is one of my favorites.
I stumbled upon this place with my family. It was their first time in New York and I was playing tour guide. We found this place because from far away we saw “99¢ fresh pizza”. We were skeptical because of the price. It’s New York after all, everything is expensive!
The 99 Cent Pizza shop was definitely a “quick stop” type of shop: you order, pay and get your order right away. Only cheese pizza is a dollar a slice, so they go through it fast. This shop had a lot of panhandlers wandering in and around the shop. I didn’t have problems with them but it can be off putting to some. The shop owners don’t do much about them. I suggest, be smart and make choices accordingly.
The in-store menu may vary per location.
They usually have cheese and pepperoni slices ready upon ordering. Sometimes they have whole cheese pizzas ready.
Their specialty pizzas have to be made to order. Check out their wide selection on their website!
You can find the rest of their prices on their website:
1 cheese slice: $1USD
1 pepperoni slice: $1.50USD
2 cheese slices + soda: $2.75USD
1 cheese 18inch (45.72cm) pizza: $8USD
Find a shop near you: Store Locator
Address: 143 West 40 St New York, NY 10018 (between 7th Ave & Broadway)
The “hot & ready” pizza they serve is plain cheese. They offer other toppings but you have to wait while they make it or bring it from the back. The cheese pizza was greasy but not in a repugnant way. It had a very light her by taste. The bread was soft but slightly toasty on the bottom.
The pizza slice was big. It was much larger than Domino’s and Pizza Hut’s large pizza slices. I measured it, most slices averaged about 5 – 6ins (about 15cm) of crust & about 7 – 8ins (about 20cm) in length. The pizza was thin; it had enough bread to satisfy.
This was perhaps one of my favorite things to watch! The pizza is so popular that there is ALWAYS fresh pizza. While we ate, I watched this shop put out about 10 whole new pizzas. Little Caesars can’t compare on how fast they sold out.
Would I buy the 99 Cent Pizza again?
I miss 99 Cent Pizza. It was good cheap pizza, like Little Caesars without the bulk, much bigger, way fresher and definitely hotter. It was a great impromptu snack while wandering around Time Square. There are several other locations throughout NYC so you don’t have to go to this specific shop.
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