There are some things that are such an awesome deal they supercede quality. In fact the occurance is so rare, that when you find the deal, you are so excited, you forget what the thing you’re eating even tastes like. The under $10 buffet. Steak & Eggs in Vegas. Taco Bell in the old days. And of course… 99 cent pizza. Pizza is everywhere in New York. Good pizza is everywhere in New York. But you never see a slice below $2. And in Midtown, the price is sometimes jacked up to a ridiculous $2.50 a slice. Nevermind wanting toppings or a drink. The pizza is good… but a lunch ends up costing you $7… for pizza. Enter 99¢ Fresh Pizza to save the day!
Anyone who has ever been behind the Port Authority on 9th Avenue has seen the 99¢ pizza place. Always open, and always a line- this window churns out cheese pizza slices like nobody’s business. The slices are hot, fresh, and for 99 cents a real steal. Living in Hell’s Kitchen, and shopping at the various markets down there I’ve partaken in the 99¢ pizza many times, usually as a post grocery shopping snack. In fact it has spawned a snack or meal argument between my wife and I on numerous occasions. My claim… “If something costs $1 (i.e. a slice of pizza), it is automatically a snack”. Her claim… “You are a fat bastard.”
Well, on Monday I was excited to find out that 99¢ Fresh Pizza has expanded East, opening a new location next to Grand Central Terminal, on 43rd St. btw. 3rd & Lex. Pics of the pie and the +/- after the jump.