Powerless Pizzerias in Lower Manhattan

Sandy may have knocked out all power in lower Manhattan but it can’t possibly slow down the city’s pizza habit. Here’s how some pizzerias in Lower Manhattan are dealing with having no power.


Lombardi’s on Spring Street is using a car battery to power a few lights so the kitchen staff can see what they’re doing. Good thing 115 year old coal fired ovens need no power.


Joe’s Pizza on Carmine Street uses gas ovens, so they work just fine sans electricity. All they need are a couple flashlights so they can tell when each pie is perfectly baked. I had a slice, it was excellent!


John’s of Bleecker St has no power but they DO have an amazing sign indicating so.


Keste on Bleecker St is so romantic with candles lighting the way. Wood fired ovens need no power to churn out deliciousness.


Pizza Box on Bleecker Street uses these cool (Pixar) flashlights to light their display.


Yesterday’s pizza tour hit Forcella, where we enjoyed a combination of wood fired pizza, candles, flashlights and owner Giulio Adriani.


Newbies Cowboy Pizza on Clinton St made their dough in Long Island and closed when it ran out, just before sundown.

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