Harlem's top pizza spots have been one of the bright spots of the pandemic.
All now offer easy delivery—even 89-year-old Patsy's—either through a delivery platform or via their own websites.
Here, then, is a list of TCU's favorites, serving up everything from bubbling Neapolitan pies to old-fashioned Grandma squares, and the best way to order.
From south to north:
East Harlem 2287 First Ave between E 117th and E 118th Sts, 212-534-9783
When they say classic they mean it: This East Harlem original has been making thin-crust pizzas in its coal-fired oven since 1933. Adapting with the times, Patsy's is now available for delivery via Uber Eats.
Central Harlem 227 Malcolm X Blvd between W 121st and W 122nd Sts, 646-928-4870
Slinging one of Harlem's best Neapolitan pies—made in a wood-fired oven and featuring a bubbly, chewy crust—this pizzeria features 20-plus varieties, all of which can be ordered directly on their website.
Morningside Heights 1260 Amsterdam Ave and W 122nd St, 646-682-7645
This two-year-old sister restaurant to Babbalucci (see below) offers a long list of authentic-yet-creative pies, both red and white (try the Sweet Cheeks with mozzarella, pecorino, pancetta, and caramelized onions). Place an order for delivery via Slice.
Central Harlem 331 Lenox between W 126th and W 127th Sts, 646-918-6572
Bubbling pizzas straight out of a wood-burning oven in the heart of Harlem. Available for takeout and delivery (call the restaurant directly or order via Slice).
Central Harlem 303 W 127th St and Frederick Douglass Blvd, 646-682-7810
Call directly for delivery to support this two-year-old pizzeria making terrific thin-crust Roman-style pies.
Hamilton Heights 1596 Amsterdam between W 138th and W 139th Sts, 212-690-7500
Mix and match your slices, from Sicilian to vegan, and get them delivered straight to your home (there's a $15 minimum). You can also feed the whole family with an 18-inch regular pie, a 9-slice Grandma (thin-crust pan pie) or a 9-slice Baker's (48 hour-proofed thick-crust).
Hamilton Heights 1600 Amsterdam Ave and W 139th St, 646-692-6657
Crispy, thin-crust pizza with toppings both classic and playful (the Buffalo pizza includes spicy Louisiana-style chicken, blue cheese and mozzarella). Order directly from the website.
Central Harlem 26c Macombs Pl between W 150th and W 151st Sts, 646-370-4270
Carefully crafted classic round pies, plus a long list of mouthwatering square pies (which you can also get frozen)—all available for delivery via their website.
Hamilton Heights 3658 Broadway and W 151st St, 646-682-9249
This authentic Italian spot known for its rustic brick-oven pizzas now offers delivery via its website.