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VinoEd Jul 26, 2006 05:45 PM

Krunch opened recently, it is on 2nd Ave near 52nd St. It sells square thin crust pizza with a wide variety of toppings. The toppings were good, but I thought the pizza could have been a bit thinner. The extra thickness gave the crust a bit of a gummy texture rather than the Krunch that were striving for. Perhaps it is too new and they are still fine tuning. Anyone else been???

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  1. tbear RE: VinoEd Jul 27, 2006 01:00 AM

    Actually, I think today is their first day, so, yeah, everybody give them a chance to work on their crust. Frankly, I think anything less than one month break-in time is unfair

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      foodieLES RE: VinoEd Jul 27, 2006 11:04 PM

      I went to check out Krunch today after getting a Daily Candy email. native NYer from Bklyn...LOVE PIZZA!!!
      Aside from the decor, I really was not impressed. The crust was anything but crunchy or crispy. VinoEd- I agree.."Gummy" was more like it.
      I'm from Bay Ridge brooklyn now living in L.E.S and the "Grandma Style" pie is what I grew up on at Nino's on 3rd ave/92nd st.. They've been making grandma pies forever & the best i've ever had.
      My addiction now is Pala on Allen st, it's roman style pies by the foot not NY style. They have the best toppings & the crust is chewy & crispy at the same time.
      By the way...the Krunch colors & style look like they knocked off Pala.
      Anyway, def worth a try but honestly don't see where this pizza earns the name Krunch.

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        foodieLES RE: VinoEd Jul 27, 2006 11:04 PM

        I went to check out Krunch today after getting a Daily Candy email. native NYer from Bklyn...LOVE PIZZA!!!
        Aside from the decor, I really was not impressed. The crust was anything but crunchy or crispy. VinoEd- I agree.."Gummy" was more like it.
        I'm from Bay Ridge brooklyn now living in L.E.S and the "Grandma Style" pie is what I grew up on at Nino's on 3rd ave/92nd st.. They've been making grandma pies forever & the best i've ever had.
        My addiction now is Pala on Allen st, it's roman style pies by the foot not NY style. They have the best toppings & the crust is chewy & crispy at the same time.
        By the way...the Krunch colors & style look like they knocked off Pala.
        Anyway, def worth a try but honestly don't see where this pizza earns the name Krunch.

        1. zGustibus RE: VinoEd Jul 28, 2006 12:40 PM

          I didn't think it was that bad... although I've never had "authentic grandma style" pizza, so I have no basis for comparison. For those of us looking for lunch in that area during the week- a trip to the Upper East Side is not really a posibility... so in that sense it's a welcome addition to the neighborhood.

          Check out the pics @ http://midtownlunch.wordpress.com/200...

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            therestaurantgirl RE: VinoEd Aug 5, 2006 03:48 AM

            Forget the crust, Krunch is all about the toppings. If you can look past the mediocre crust that doesn't have enough snap or give, the creative topping combinations really stand out. My favorite was the Gamberi, dotted with shrimp, lemon, white beans, mozzarella and tomato. Non-pizza items were even better. I loved the seasonally-inspired Tuscan salad, which was a springy mix of crisp vegetables. If you want to read my full review, I posted it on my site: http://www.restaurantgirl.com. Do take-out or delivery!
            The Restaurant Girl

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