Eddie’s Pizza Truck has been on the NYC streets for about a year and a half, but the original Eddie’s Pizza has been a fixture in New Hyde Park since the 1930s. They serve what came to be known as a “bar pie” due to the fact that it is the perfect size to eat — and still have room for a beer.
The truck uses the same bar pie recipe and cooking methods as the restaurant, replicating the thin-crust pies served at the restaurant.
Some people don’t consider bacon and pineapple on a pizza to be true pizza, but I’m more interested in taste than authenticity.
I love traditional New York pizza, but I also love bacon and pineapple, and they go surprisingly well with tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese and pizza crust. The 10″ personal pizza was $10 and a larger pie was $16.
If you like thin crust pizza, Eddie’s will be right up your alley. The thin crust allows more of the flavor of the pineapple and bacon to come through. An added benefit of Eddie’s thin-crust pizza is it only has 270 calories, although bacon and pineapple might add a few more of those.
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The oven on the truck does char some of the pizza around the edges, so if you want it less cooked on the outside, just ask for it less done when you order. As with most pizza places, there are all the usual toppings to choose from (pepperoni, sausage, peppers, mushrooms, etc).
Last fall Eddie’s beefed up their sandwich menu with a spicy chicken sandwich, a porchetta sandwich, cold Italian sandwiches and a few other types of sandwiches. If you’re in the mood for an Italian sandwich, Eddie’s are pretty good.