Kosher Pizzas and where to find them in NYC
What is Kosher pizza, and what makes it different from normal pizza? One big difference is that Kosher pizza does not have any meat on it.
In Jewish law, meat and dairy products such as cheese cannot mix. That leaves you with the dough, sauce, cheese, herbs, and vegetables to top on your pizza.
Although this may sound disappointing to several pizza lovers out there, Kosher pizza is still enjoyable. People on a vegetarian diet also benefit from having the option of a Kosher pizza.
Today, we will talk about some of the ingredients on Kosher pizza and list our top 5 Kosher pizza places that you can try in New York City.
Kosher pizza dough is made out of normal ingredients such as flour, water, yeast, and oil.
Traditionally the flour needs to be produced in a Jewish mill to be considered truly Kosher. The same rule applies when it comes to Kosher cheeses.
Often you will find any combination of mozzarella, parmesan, ricotta, feta, and goat cheeses on a Kosher pizza. Any number of vegetable toppings can be added too.
Here are several commonly used vegetables: bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, broccoli, tomatoes, spinach, eggplant, and zucchini.
Kosher pizzas can be given more flavor by adding flavors like garlic, oregano, and fresh basil.
5 Kosher pizza places in NYC
Customers can order pizza by the slice or whole pizzas at this restaurant.
The Kosher flavors for pizza by the slice include NY style cheese, Sicilian style cheese, veggie stuffed slice, and more.
They offer some unique whole pizzas such as baked ziti, fresh mozzarella, white Chicago, or sun-dried tomato Sicilian among other flavors.
There are 2 locations, one in Midtown on 37th and Broadway and the other in the Financial District on Trinity Place.
Their hours appear to be the same at both locations. Sunday – Thursday 10 AM to 11 PM, Friday 10 AM to close to 1 hour before sunset, and Saturday 1 hour after sunset to 1 AM.
- Saba’s Pizza
If you are near the Upper Eastside or the Upper Westside, you can head over to Saba’s pizza.
The Upper Eastside location is north of the Central Park Zoo, and the Upper Westside location is straight across from the American Museum of Natural History.
Customers have the option of ordering round pies, square pies, or ultra thin-crust bar pies.
The eggplant parm round pizza has breaded and sliced eggplant on top of mozzarella and fresh basil.
If you like pesto, try the square Bella pie with spinach, feta cheese, and their homemade pesto sauce.
The primavera bar pizza has a good number of toppings including mozzarella cheese, fresh olives, onions, mushrooms, peppers, broccoli, and spinach.
They follow strict Kosher supervision and have pizza delivery through Postmates. Currently, they do not show their hours so you will have to order their pizzas online until further notice.
- Amnon’s Pizza
Located on 13th Ave in Brooklyn, this Kosher pizza place offers several flavors including portobello mushroom, cheeseless, olive, spinach, ziti, and California pizza. You can either order pizza by the slice or a whole pizza to share.
You can even order one of their Kosher calzones like the vegetable pretzel, whole wheat cheeseless with veggies, or eggplant options.
Their hours are Sunday – Thursday 8 AM to 1 AM, Friday 8 AM to 2 hours before sundown, and Saturday 1 hour after sundown to 2 AM.
With 18 different pizzas and 16 calzones, there is something for everyone that is craving a Kosher pizza.
Amnon’s Pizza also sells some of its own frozen pizzas and frozen Kosher doughs at local stores like Costco, Safeway, Ralphs, and Kroger.
- Kingston Pizza Kosher Cafe
If you head over to Kingston Ave in Brooklyn, you will find the Kingston Pizza restaurant. You can find a gluten-free option as well as flavors like green olive, tomato onion, white, and zarko (which has all toppings on it).
If you are in the mood for a calzone instead, they have 7 different options for you.
They are open Sunday – Thursday 9 AM to 10 PM, Friday 9 AM to 3 PM, and Saturday 7 PM to 12 AM. If you order pick up on a Tuesday, you can get a large regular pizza for $14 which gives you $4 off the normal price.
- Basil Pizza & Wine Bar
Their online menu shows 3 Kosher pizzas that you can order. The basic pizza has marinara, mozzarella cheese, and fresh basil. If you love mushrooms, try their wild mushroom pizza which has mozzarella cheese, goat cheese, and both cremini and shiitake mushrooms.
The most unique flavor is the kale and fire with mozzarella cheese, cheddar cheese, and garlic confit habanero peppers for a spicy kick.
They are closed on Friday and Saturday but open Sunday – Thursday from 12 PM to 10 PM. They also have salads, pastas, and desserts to go along with your pizza.
We hope you enjoyed this list of the top 5 Kosher pizza restaurants in New York.
Kosher pizzas are meatless but there are numerous other topping choices for customers.
You don’t have to feel like you are limited in your options. Test out a homemade pizza recipe and see for yourself.
Choosing to eat Kosher pizza can help reduce your calorie intake and help you save some money along the way.
If you have never tried a Kosher pizza, visit one of these restaurants to help you decide what kind of topping combinations you like.