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Where is the best New York style pizza in the VA/DC/MD area?

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  • Ted Jan 3, 2002 02:41 PM
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OK Folks- a challenge.

Having grown up in Queens NY in the boomer generation I have always been on the lookout for real NYC pizza in this area. That is, the kind of pizza you could get at any 'corner' pizza shop on the 60's & 70's. I have not found the "real thing" yet. Any suggestions anyone?

Also, what made that pizza so different from what we get today in the DC area?

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  1. Ted - go down the board about 9 or 10 main postings to "Found: Good Pizza!" and read the many followups from there. To answer your last question, there's much discussion in this chunk of board of ovens and water sources.
    good luck

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      Robert P. Bagelman

      I too grew up in Queens loving all of the corner pizza shops in the 60's & 70's, so I understand. Living down here you are going to have to lower your standards for pizza. However, I did find what I believe to be the best pizza in the Baltimore area. It's a place called New York J & P Pizza located in Hampstead Maryland ( on Rt. 30), which is about 25 miles northwest of Baltimore. A couple of the owners are Italian and they claim to have learned their trade in Queens. I believe them- it's really quite good. They make a great, crisp crust.

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      1. re: Robert P. Bagelman

        Funny you should mention J&P. My favorite pizza is J&P in Damascus. A close second is Potomac Pizza with locations in Potomac Village and Kentlands, Gaithersburg.