Plain slices? Maybe some pepperoni for character? Forget all that. Creative chefs have set their sights on New York City's well-known obsession, the pizza pie, and taken it to another level.

If you're still afraid to try pineapple and ham, leave these pies to the rest of us. They're taking wild toppings and inventive pairings (chili pepper and honey, anyone?) and slapping them on perfectly cooked pizza shells. A reputation can be made with a great pie. Here are the ones that deliver the goods: The 25 Best Specialty Pizzas in NYC.

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