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healthy pizza...an oxymoron?? [Moved from What's My Craving board]

wellfleetoysters Nov 5, 2007 09:11 AM

im craving a great pizza, but am trying to give up white flour. any options in nyc (manhattan) for good whole wheat pizza or other healthier options?

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    Snaps Nov 5, 2007 11:50 AM

    Try Pala - It's not whole wheat crust, but its light and delicious, and the owners claim the recipe is much healthier than normal crusts. And really it is SO good, tastes MUCH better than places like Cafe Viva, which can be chewy and tough sometimes.


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      financialdistrictresident Nov 5, 2007 12:14 PM

      Second Pala on Allen. I believe Pala's flour is organic. Their crust is very thin which also minimizes the white flour issue. It tastes different than NYC pizza (Lombardi's, Spumoni Gardens, etc.) lighter and fresher, almost too healthy.

    2. kcijones001 Nov 5, 2007 11:48 AM

      Yes! Try SLICE

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        abud Nov 5, 2007 09:57 AM

        Tried the whole wheat pizza at John's Pizzeria 64th Street (1st & York) --tasted like cardboard. I like Slice 2nd Avenue (73rd & 74th). They have lots of different options for crust. I get the whole wheat or spelt and pile lots of vegetables on top. Doesn't taste like greasy new york pizza (yum) but it IS good.

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          Crepe Suzette Nov 5, 2007 09:17 AM

          Cafe Viva on 2nd ave and 12ths st - Vegan pizzas, some with no cheese, all with whole wheat crust - delicious and healthy.

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            wleatherette Nov 5, 2007 01:15 PM

            cafe viva seconded. they have a good mix of dairy and nondairy slices, with various flours (including plain old white) used for the crusts.

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              piccola Nov 5, 2007 03:40 PM

              Have you ever tried the alternative crusts? I like the idea, but I've always talked myself out of a test run.

            2. MMRuth Nov 5, 2007 09:16 AM

              Pintaile's has a whole wheat crust.

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