We’re a “have it your way” generation, right? We want everything tailored to our specific interests, tastes, and needs—so it’s only fitting that the create-your-own-adventure type of dining is taking off (à la Chipotle). In New York City, we’re lucky enough to have a lot of places that fit the bill: S’mac, Pomme Frites, Meatball Shop, Roti Meditteranean Grill (and the list goes on and on and freakin’ on). Get ready for the latest in custom-tailored cuisine with the opening of Pieology in Williamsburg.
This Spring at 285 Broadway, Pieology will allow customers to “design their own pies—including the type of crust and sauce—from a selection of 40 different cheeses, meats and veggies and ‘after bakes,’ sauces like pesto and bbq that are applied after the oven” according to Gothamist.
Considering Pieology is a nationwide chain, we welcome them to NYC with a bit of skepticism (we’re the pizza capital of the country/ seasoned pie brats). We don’t know how good the ‘za will be, but we remain hopeful for the neighborhood newcomer. In 2015, Business Insider named Pieology one of America’s fastest growing pizza chains—one which should terrify traditional pizza chains—if that lends any merit to how good their pizza potentially may be. We can’t help but wonder if Pieology is just a glorified California Pizza Kitchen-esque spot or if their food will measure up to the NYC pizza institutions we hold near and dear to our hearts.
Pieology’s mission statement boasts: “We didn’t set out to create just another make-your-own pizza place. We’re here to feed our community, nourish creativity and bring people together. It’s a bigger vision. One filled with love and purpose. For Pizza. People. Passion” Yadda, yadda, yadda. We only care if the pizza tastes good.