5 Boro Pizza Challenge

Five slices. Five boros. One day.

Saturday, September 28, 2019

People eating pizza 2016

Only in New York City

Experience the best pizza in New York City as you maneuver across the five boros without using a car.

The 5 Boro Pizza Challenge is the ultimate test of urban navigation ingenuity and gastrointestinal fortitude. And all for a great cause.

HOW IT WORKS

On Saturday, September 28, we'll gather by the Red Cube (140 Broadway in lower Manhattan). At 11 a.m. sharp, we’ll hand you a list of five carefully selected pizzerias, one in each borough, and the challenge will begin!

You'll plot your course across the city, eat a slice at each pizzeria, take a photo and tag #5boropizzachallenge.

Return to the finish line after party (location TBD). Once your photo proof is verified, you will have successfully completed the 5 Boro Pizza Challenge.

Everyone gets a t-shirt; those who successfully complete the Challenge receive the coveted 5 Boro Pizza Challenge finisher medal.

The first team or individual to complete the challenge will earn the title of 5 Boro Pizza Challenge 2019 Champion — a distinction which comes with serious bragging rights, and other cool prizes.

People eating pizza 2017
People eating pizza 2017

5 BORO PIZZA CHALLENGE CHAMPIONS


2018 champion Brandon Chamberlin

2018
Brandon Chamberlin


2017 champions Team Comet Pizza

2017
Team Comet Pizza
(Adam Watters, Mike Shafland, Alex Menche)


2016 champions Jessica Halloran and Chris

2016
Jessica Halloran and Chris Norton


A GOOD CAUSE

The 5 Boro Pizza Challenge is a fundraiser for Transportation Alternatives, New York City’s leading advocate for walking, biking and public transit.

TAKE THE 2019 CHALLENGE

PAST LOCATIONS

Each year, we choose a pizzeria in each borough for 5 Boro Pizza Challengers to visit. Here are the locations from past events, in alphabetical order by borough (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island)

  • 2018: Best Italian Pizza, Luigi's Pizza, Sal & Carmine Pizza, Sunnyside Pizza, Pier 76

  • 2017: Golden Pizza, Best Pizza, Prince Street Pizza, Polito's Pizza, Paulie's Pizzeria

  • 2016: Giovanni's Pizza, Front Street Pizza, Joe's Pizza, sLICe, Pier 76

STAY IN TOUCH

Questions: 5boropizzachallenge@gmail.com
Media inquiries: 646-873-6027