Naked Pizza Now Open on 3rd Ave.
In case you didn’t notice the guys with signs and flags walking up and down 3rd Ave. yesterday, Naked Pizza btw. 57+58th Street is indeed open. The green flags made me think cell phone company more than pizzeria, but Sprint PCS this is not. Naked Pizza is the latest branch of a healthy pizza chain based out of New Orleans.
I went inside the sleek, little modern shop to get a menu and check out the scene. There are two iPads available to order from in case the line is too long, but I have to say between 4Food and Freshii I’m sort of tired of this futuristic style already (and we all know what happened to those two.) The menu allows an endless amount of customizable options – from crust type (thin, original, or gluten-free), sauce (red, white, BBQ), size (10, 12, or 14 inch) and a good array of toppings. They also have suggested combinations, cheesy bread, and one salad. The pizzas start at $6.99 – $8.99 and the toppings are all between $1.49-$1.89 each.
The crust here is advertised as an all-natural blend of 10 grains. The pamphlet provided goes on to justify their healthy product and it seemed like there was lots of explaining to do. The same information is listed here on their website. I didn’t try the food yet, but hope to return this week. I don’t want to pass judgments quite yet, but my first impressions made me think they’re focused on the health food thing over taste. We shall soon see. Anybody been yet? Early adopters, let us know how it is in the comments.
Naked Pizza, 954 3rd Ave (btw. 57+58th)