City Guide: New York

By Kiri Tannenbaum

Scott’s Pizza Tours

The best way to tackle New York City's unique pizza scene is with Scott's Pizza Tours.

There’s no one in New York City who knows pizza better than Scott’s Pizza Tours founder, Scott Wiener. This self-proclaimed pizza nerd and author of “Viva La Pizza”, had such an obsession with pizza—not just eating it, but we’ll get to that—that he decided to dedicate his life to educating others with his encyclopedic pizza knowledge.

Yes, Scott loves pizza, but he also loves the science, the history, and the box. He holds the Guinness Book of World Records for owning the largest collection of pizza boxes, at 1,000 and counting, from pizzerias around the globe, which landed him in a documentary about the diverse collection.

Scott’s Pizza Tours offer seven different walking tour options ($45) led by his team of expert guides. Each run approximately 2.5-3 hours and explore different neighborhoods around the city including Deconstructing Pizza offered at Eataly downtown where guests are taken on a deep dive into the components and various pizza styles.

On Sundays, you will find Scott personally leading the NYC Pizza Bus tours ($65) in which the group hops on a rockin’ yellow school bus, after getting the first slice of pie and a history lesson, to tour New York’s outer boroughs and visit four pizzerias in 4 1/2 hours. You’ll not only taste authentic pizza, you’ll get a behind the scenes look, meet the pizzaiolos, study the nuances of this beloved food, and experience Scott’s infectious enthusiasm for pizza first hand. Even if you’re a pizza connoisseur and/or born-and-bred New Yorker, like myself, you’ll a) learn something new, b) taste something new, and c) have more fun than you’ve had in a long time (or hopefully all of the above).

Note: Stops on the NYC Pizza Bus tour vary each week, so if you love it the first time (which we promise you will) sign up for the following Sunday.

Must try:
NYC Pizza Bus Tour
Pizza Tour / Must Do in NYC
Reservations: Required
Hours: Check calendar for tour dates
Location: Varies
Address: Varies
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