First-ever One Bite Pizza Festival set to take over Coney Island

First ever One Bite Pizza Festival set to take over Coney Island.
First ever One Bite Pizza Festival set to take over Coney Island.
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Pizza lovers will finally have the opportunity to joyously celebrate dozens of the city’s best pizzaiolos at the first-ever One Bite Pizza Festival, set to take place in Coney Island on Sept. 23. 

Visitors will have the opportunity to sample the best slices from all over the world from over 35 of the finest pizzerias including Lucali, Sally’s Apizza, Prince Street, Frank Pepe’s Pizzeria, and more at the venue at the iconic Maimonides Park.

There’s a slice for everyone with signature pizza styles like the iconic New York pie, Sicilian, Neapolitan, and New Haven, plus familiar homey favorites like pan-style pizza baked to perfection.

One Bite Pizza Festival is the brainchild of Barstool Sports founder and pizza aficionado Dave Portnoy, and was born out of a love of the cheesy, doughy pie. The vendors selected represent Portnoy’s personal favorite and top-rated spots, giving guests the opportunity to branch out and explore new flavors all at one venue.

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The festival is the brainchild of Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy, who has traveled near and far sampling and reviewing pizzerias. AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File

When the festival starts at 12 p.m. on Sept. 23, visitors will not only be able to sample all-you-can-eat pizzas but will also be able to enjoy musical performances from artists like Teddy Swims, Barstool favorite Pup Punk, DJ IRIE and more. Also, Portnoy will be debuting his first-ever One Bite Live show on the stage.

“After touring America reviewing thousands of Pizzerias throughout the country in search of the perfect slice, I am beyond excited to gather my favorite pizzerias at the inaugural One Bite Festival,” said Portnoy in a statement. “New York City’s most exciting new food festival will feature 35+ iconic pizzerias, main stage performances from my guys Teddy Swims and Pup Punk, and unprecedented interactive pizza experiences.”

An estimated 5,000 guests are expected to attend the first ever One Bite festival with ticket prices beginning at $149.99. Ticket holders will have the opportunity to enjoy a day of all-you-can-eat pizza, music and entertainment.

One Bite will feature pizza aplenty, entertainment, and delectable drinks.File photo by Ben Brachfeld

 Guests will also receive complimentary access to enjoy an Italian dessert from some of NYC’s finest Italian eateries like The Lemon Ice King, Ferrara Bakery, Sal & Jerry’s Bakery, and Caffè Arrone. 

Also available are some delicious drinks and cocktails including Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey, High Noon Seltzer, Zamora Company and more. 

Head to One Bite Pizza Festival on Saturday, Sept. 23, from noon-6 p.m. at Maimonides Park, 1904 Surf Ave. in Coney Island. Tickets begin at $149.