As someone who absolutely loves pizza, it's pretty safe to say that it's a good time to try almost any type of pizza.
However, in the land of pizza joints everywhere and the $1 slices, not all pizza is created equal. In 2006, Miki Agrawal decided to open up Wild in NYC, but did a little spin from the traditional pizza place. Agrawal uses organic and gluten free flours and tomato sauces, as well as hormone-free meats and cheeses.
Up first was the fresh hummus ($8), which was served with gluten-free toasted bread sticks, celery, carrots, and olive oil. The taste of the hummus was okay as it lacked a bit of flavor and the vegetables lacked crispness. We also started with the sangria, which was fantastic, and the fact that it was served in mason jars was an added bonus.
Next up was the pizza. The Skinny B***h ($14; grilled zucchini, eggplant, pesto, marinara, cherry tomatoes), Wild Mushroom Truffle ($14; mushrooms, herbs, ricotta), and Wild White ($14; ricotta, truffle oil, cracked pepper, mozzarella) pizzas were ordered.
While each pizza was amazing, the personal hands-down absolute favorite was the Wild Mushroom Truffle Pizza. Granted, $14 may seem a bit steep in price for a personal pizza, but it's so worth every penny. The flavors of each pizza were beautiful and it was tempting to keep going with eating it despite getting full because it was just that good. Each ingredient blended perfectly with the next and was the ideal texture. After so much food, some of it did end up making it home. The next day, if you want that crispiness, heat the pizza up in a toaster oven or regular oven for a few minutes rather than putting it in a microwave.
Lastly, was the Chocolate Nut Crusted Cheesecake, which was the kind of dessert that made your eyes roll back in your head because it's that incredible and decadent. By the way, all of their desserts are brought in by Vegan Treats in NYC.
Our waitress Angela was wonderful and very knowledgeable about the entire menu, including the wines. She was attentive but gave us space. The place was clean (including the bathroom), and beautiful, and it's the perfect spot to go whether you're dining with a friend or a date.
They recently opened another Wild location in Williamsburg and one in Las Vegas, and it's highly recommended to check out any one of their locations.
535 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10013
Disclaimer: The food reviewed in this article was generously provided by Wild. However, the opinions are my own and are fair and accurate based on my own experiences. Results and opinions may not be the same for everyone.