Daily Slice: Whole Foods, NYC

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Pizza reviews in NYC.


[Photograph: Chris Williams]

I'm fortunate enough to live in a city where there's plenty of good pizza. Grabbing a slice on a whim while walking down 7th Avenue likely won't lead to serious disappointment. So you can imagine my surprise when I was disgusted by the cheese pizza at Whole Foods.

The crust was overly doughy and slightly under-baked, giving my jaw a bit of a workout as I chewed. The sauce was super sweet and chunky, lacking the acidic note that is crucial to a decent piece of pizza. Perhaps the worst part was the cheese; it was browned nicely, but the grease overwhelmed the saltiness of the mozzarella.

At best, it was a step up from Domino's—a taste that is all too ingrained in my mind from classmates birthday parties at the local bowling alley.

Whole Foods

10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019 (map) 212-823-9600