East 96th Street isn't exactly a culinary wonderland. In fact, besides the free cheese samples at Gourmet Garage
and a nice selection of Turkish goods at Fresh From the Farm
, you need to dig deep to find any decent food options. Even a detailed posting on chowhound.com about 97th & Lex
only brings up a few good gems. That's where NFT comes in to help with this tip: If you live up this way, $2 is all you need for a killer snack. Check out Little Luzzo's for a pretty darn good slice. With a tangy sauce and heaps of high grade cheese, this is way better than your average Ray's. And at only two bucks, it's cheaper too. These guys are Italian so you know you're getting some authentic taste in every slice, and the RAI (Italian TV) is blasting all day which is a nice perk, especially with the 2010 World Cup in full effect.