NYC gastronauts deal with existential crises on the regular—How long is it acceptable to wait on a brunch line? Which delivery service has the best pad Thai selection? Will Food Baby ever follow me back on Instagram?—but the biggest conundrum often revolves around pizza. With so many good pizzerias and slice joints in NYC, how do you sample them all?! That’s where Slice Out Hunger has you covered.
At Slice Out Hunger—started by a man who really knows his way around a pizza box, Scott Weiner of Scott’s Pizza Tours—more than 50 local pizzerias (including perennial faves like Best Pizza, Lucali, Paulie Gee’s Slice Shop, L’Industrie, and Mama’s Too) will be shelling out 1,500 pies for fanatical foodies under one roof. Aside from the classic cheese and pepperoni offerings you’d usually expect from a pizza crawl, vegans and celiac sufferers will appreciate the dairy-free, meat-free, and gluten-free pies that will be readily available. Plan to get there as early as possible; lines often snake around West Houston as early as 4 p.m.
Since its inception in 2009, the annual cheesy campaign has raised more than $300,000 to aid needy families around the tristate area. Funds from this year’s bash will be donated to a beloved local organization, Citymeals on Wheels.
Why You Should Go: To sample all of the city’s best slices in one spot—and help feed New York’s needy at the same time.
Slice Out Hunger’s $1 Slice Night
St. Anthony’s Church
155 Sullivan Street (at West Houston Street), SoHo
Thursday, October 3
6 p.m.–“until the pizza runs out”
$1 per slice (or splurge for a VIPizza Passport for a $100 donation)