Neighborhood: East Village, Chelsea, and Greenwich Vilalge
Address: 328 East 14th St.; 114 10th Ave.; and 111 Macdougal St.

A perfect blend of gourmet ingredients on top of large slices with thick crusts. Fans rave about the Artichoke and Crab slices. The Artichoke slice has a rich creamy sauce with a garlicky punch and chunks of artichoke hearts, not to mention the minced spinach, mozzarella, and a trace of grated Parmesan cheese. The crab slice is distinct and flavorful, but with a thinner crust. Artichoke is a perfect grab and go spot, especially since it's standing room only. After 10 p.m., expect to wait in line outside with all bar hoppers. But each bite is worth the wait. Keep in mind: cash only!