What makes pizza New York-style? It’s that thin hand-tossed crust that is firm and crispy. It’s having the option to grab a huge triangle to-go and eating it folded as you walk down the sidewalk. It’s not a slice of pizza that flops into your hand like a wet piece a cardboard when you pick it up and try to eat it.
How does a New York-style pizza get that signature crispy crust? It starts by using a coal-fired hearthstone oven with a temperature between 800 and 1000 degrees. The high temperature cooks the pizza in less than five minutes and produces that unbeatable bottom, charred edges, and caramelized toppings. Any other way and you’ll end up with a cooked top and soggy bottom pizza.