Two Boots (named after the boot-like geographical shapes of Italy and Louisiana) is a chain of pizza restaurants. The first restaurant was opened in NYC in 1987. As the restaurant was very popular they soon started to open in other locations in New York, and beyond, in LA and Nashville. They also do take-out, delivery and catering.
Two Boots serves pizza, sandwiches and salads, but it is clear the main focus is the pizza. From what I could see there were no vegan sandwiches/salads. They also sell several soft drinks, and a few desserts, like cookies. The vegan items are clearly listed, and there is a little big sign that welcomes vegans! The normal crusts are quite special, they are based on cornmeal. Gluten-free crusts are also available.
All pizzas have interesting and cool names, like the vegan “Earth Mother” or the “Mr Pink”. Every day there is also a daily special, which will be available at a discount. Some specials are only available in specific cities, like the “Great Escape” which is only available in Nashville, or during specific times like the Swamp Witch which is only available around Mardi Gras.
I visited the Hells Kitchen location. The restaurant itself is super colourful and fun! There is nice art on the walls, and jazzy music playing. It is definitively more a casual, bistro-like place to grab a quick bite.
In the display there are slices available, if you want something else you will have to order the full pie (and they are big!) Fortunately there were quite some slices to choose from! One or two slices is enough for a good lunch, but I won’t judge if you want to try them all!
We tried the ‘V for vegan’ and the spicy ‘Vegan night tripper’. The ‘V for vegan’ has artichokes, red onions, shii-take mushrooms, basil and sweet red pepper pesto, and the ‘Vegan Night tripper’ has sun-dried tomatoes, roasted garlic, jalapeño pesto and vegan ricotta. Both are topped with Daiya fake cheese. I really enjoyed the crunchy crust!
I really liked the pizza’s I tasted at Two Boots, and I actually visited another location (Upper West Side) a few days later. There was a similar cool, arty and colourful vibe. I actually tried one of the other vegan pizza versions but I forgot which one…I just remember it was tasty 😀
Type of place: Pizzeria
Completely vegan: no
Vegan desserts: no
Website (English): http://twoboots.com