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Nov 26, 2006 07:16 PM

Chicago deep-dish pizza in NYC?

I'm looking for real Chicago deep-dish. I know, I know, sacrilege, but I'm craving it. Any suggestions?

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  1. Here's a start (As you noted, this IS New York):
    Don't have high expectations for deep-dish here.

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    1. re: Cheese Boy

      Ha! I was going to say in my post, anything but Uno's...

      I know I can order pizza from Giordano's and Gino's East too, but it would be great if something has opened up recently.

    2. Unfortunately Uno's is the only bet. (you can ask them to bake the pizza longer than usual because otherwise, it's totally not baked enough). The next best thing is to go to Chicago, buy a frozen one to-go from Gino's East (they sell them in the store) and bring it back, and keep it in your freezer till you have that craving. That's what I do.

      Or befriend someone that does this! Ha.

      1. This post is not sacrilege...though I'm sure many will disagree, in my opinion Chicago pizza is way better than NYC pizza and next to impossible to find here in Manhattan...

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        1. re: nychowgirl

          I know this is entirely unhelpful for the OP, but I'm kinda glad we can't get authentic Chicago pizza in NYC - it's good when cities keep their regional dishes. If we could get everything everywhere, it would be less special.

          1. re: piccola

            If we could just fly to every location every time we have a craving... And the craving lasts long enough to hold until we get there... Brilliant... I am also craving Giordano's, but will likely learn to make it....

        2. as the others have mentioned, there's no chance of getting anything even remotely close to the real deal in ny. like philly cheesesteaks, you can only get a truly great, authentic version of this food in the originating city. it's really unfortunate for those of us who get specific cravings...

          1. it doesn't exist in NYC. i'm with sedela on freezer pizzas. and you don't need to go to chicago to get it. both giordano's and eduardo's offer par-baked frozen deep-dish pizzas that they will fed ex in freezer containers the homesick among us. i think ranalli's might also, but IMO their pizza pales in comparison ... i order a par-baked deep-dish giordano's spinach at least once a year.