Daily Slice: Tomato Pie Pizza Joint, Los Angeles

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Tucked away in a quiet corner of Los Angeles' Sliver Lake area, Tomato Pie Pizza Joint slings New York–style pizzas, including the neighborhood favorite they call The Grandma. It's not quite what they call a grandma slice in New York, but it's wonderful. The round pie is primed with olive oil, fresh garlic and oregano, dappled with crushed tomatoes and mozzarella, and finished with a ticker tape parade of basil.


There's no need to fold this lightweight slice. The undercrust is wafer-crisp, with a thin pillowy top that holds everything together. Before going into the oven, the pie receives a dusting of Parmesan, leaving behind savory freckles on the supple crust edge. It's light but satiating, and for $3, it's the perfect quick bite.

Tomato Pie Pizza Joint

2457 Hyperion Ave Los Angeles, CA 90027 (map) (323) 661-6474; tomatopiepizzajoint.com