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Alternative pizza types are becoming much more common in the Hudson Valley. While traditional pizza types such as margherita and meat lovers are by no means being abandoned, they are however being joined by some very creative alternative pizza concepts.

The traditional and familiar pizza types are where most of us tend to gravitate, but the unconventional pizza configurations are certainly gaining appeal among the adventurous pie lovers. There is more out there than meets the traditional pizza palate. Here are some creative alternative pizza types that were found in the Hudson Valley and surrounding area. So sit back and enjoy the tour and maybe you can find your pizza passion in the Hudson Valley.

Hudson Valley Alternative Pizza Concepts:

Troy NY – Rensselaer County
Bacchus Wood Fired

The Ambustus Pizza
Blackened Chicken, Mushrooms, Jalapenos, and red onion topped with a spicy tomato sauce. SPICY

Forestburgh, NY – Sullivan County
Forage Pizza

Foraged Greens White Pizza
Garlic Oil, Mozzarella, Ricotta, Organic Mixed Greens, Zucchini & Squash, Parmigiano Reggiano, Lemon Vinaigrette, Lemon Zest

Livingston Manor – Sullivan County
The Kaatskeller

Dreaming of Buffalo
Buffalo Kombucha hot sauce, organic ground chicken breast, Tonjes Farm blue cheese crumble, micro chives. Butter crust. Blue cheese dip.

Clifton Park NY – Saratoga County
Classic Crust Pizza Bar

Famous Wickle pickles, crisp bacon, garlic dill ranch, and mozzarella

Kingston NY – Ulster County
Lola Pizza

robiola caprina, pear, arugula. black fig drizzle

High Falls NY – Ulster County
ItsA Pizza Truck

roasted japanese sweet potatoes, bok choy, raw cow’s milk farmer’s cheese, toasted sesame oil

Hudson Valley
Embers Wood Fired Oven – Vintage Truck

Good Vibrations
Goat Cheese/ Mozzarella/ Parmigiano / Toasted Pistachios / Plan Bee Farm Brewery Honey

White Rabbit
Mozzarella cheese/ Fontina cheese/ Gorgonzola cheese/ Parmigiano/ Toasted Walnuts/ Hot Honey

Rosendale NY – Ulster County
Rail Trail Cafe

Super Green
Seasonal pesto ( Wild garlic, wild spring greens) with caramelized onion, roasted garlic, fresh greens, mozzarella, romano cheese, cheddar cheese
Curry Pizza
Mild sweet potato curry sauce with onions, fresh greens, mozzarella, romano cheese, cheddar cheese with a drizzle of cilantro pesto

Poughkeepsie NY – Dutchess Couny
Zeus Brewing Company

Shaved Steak Pizza
mozzarella, crispy onion straws, chili flakes, horseradish cream, fresh thyme

Hudson NY – Columbia County
Baba Louie’s Woodfired All Natural Sourdough Pizza

The Hannah Jo
Fresh mozzarella, ricotta, red onions, shrimp, pineapple, canadian bacon, green chili sauce, topped with dried coconut

Tappan NY – Rockland County
Mercato Roman Pizza Works

Truffle Potato Pizza
Thinly Sliced Yukon Potatoes, Rosemary & EVOO w/Truffled Sottocenere
White Clam Pizza
Local Little Neck Clams, Bechamel, Pecorino, Parsley, Lemon, Shellfish Wine Reduction

White Plains NY – Westchester County

Carne Asada
Marinated steak, pesto,cilantro,green onions, jalapeños, mozzarella, cotija cheese
Short Rib Pizza
Mozzarella, garlic, cheddar caremelized onion cheese, cream, parmesan, blue cheese, red wine onions

Albany & Troy NY – Albany & Rensselaer County
Defazio’s Pizzeria

Spicy Melanzana
A red pizza with wood-fired basil, eggplant cutlets, soppressata, ricotta,
hot chopped peppers, & pecorino Romano.

Mt. Kisco NY – Westchester County
Mobile Pie Truck

Bacon Jam
Bacon jam, pepperoni, fresh mozzarella, jalapenos, scallions
Pistachio & Goat Cheese Pizza
Stracciatella, goat cheese, local honey, pistachios

Woodstock NY – Ulster County
Catskill Mountain Pizza

Nuevo Vegetarian Pizza
vegan soy mozzarella, marinated tofu, roasted red peppers, black olives, artichokes hearts, spinach, onions, garlic, tomato sauce
Seafood Pizza
calamari, shrimp, anchovies, fresh mozzarella, pecorino romano, roasted garlic, capers, greek olives, crushed tomatoes, oregano

Cornwall NY – Orange County
Prima Pizza

Ketchup and Mayo Sauce Topped with Seasoned Ground Beef, French Fries, Melted Yellow Cheese with a Shot of Bacon on a Sicilian Crust.
Stuffed Philly Cheesesteak
Thinly Sliced Sirloin Steak, Sauteed Onions over Shredded Mozzarella topped with American Cheese

Peekskill NY – Westchester County

Hazy Shade of Winter Pizza
Garlic butternut base, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini, Ricotta Salata, Parmesan
Pesto base, braised octopus, arugula, pickled red onions

Clifton Park NY – Saratoga County
Pasta Pane

White pizza brushed with garlic, olive oil and herbs, topped with brie and mozzarella cheese, poached pears, arugula and balsamic reduction

Middletown NY – Orange County
Pizza E Birra

Three Eggs, Over Easy or Scrambled, Topped with Bacon and a Fresh Blend of Mozzarella and Cheddar Cheese

Bedford Hills – Westchester County
Sinapi’s Pizza Rustica

Quattro Stagione Pizza
Onions, potatoes, grated Romano, artichokes, goat cheese, plum tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, fresh basil, mushrooms, black olives & provolone

White Plains NY – Westchester County
Serafin Restaurant

Bresaola White Pizza
Mozzarella, fontina, Italian bresaola & baby arugula

Latham, Albany, Troy NY – Albany County, Rensselaer County
Tipsy Moose Tap & Tavern

SmokeStack Pizza
Garlic parm sauce, smoked gouda, mozzarella, bacon, house ham, sauteed onions, spicy maple drizzle, scallions

Troy NY – Rensselaer County
Rustic Barn Pub

Reuben Pizza
In house smoked corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, mozzarella on a homemade crust with caraway and drizzled with Russian dressing!

Newburgh NY – Orange County
Cafe Pitti

Air Dried Cured Beef , Burrata cheese, Dried Figs, tomato- mozzarella base.
7 oz roasted NY Strip Steak, wild mushrooms, tomato Base, Fontina Mozzarella Fondue.

Katonah NY – Westchester County
Muscoot Tavern

(White pizza) goat cheese, caramelized onions, dried cranberries, evoo, honey.

White Plains NY – Westchester County
Abeetz Mobile Wood Fired Pizza

Sangwich Pizza
Pastrami, Pickles, Mozzarella, Creamy Mustard

Monroe NY – Orange County

Pizza Insalata
Vegetarian – Rosemary crust, fontina, homemade mozzarella, tomato concassé, baby arugula, shaved Sicilian pepato cheese and balsamic-fig preserve

Saratoga Springs – Saratoga County
Harvest & Hearth Wood Fired Artisan Pizza

The Natural
Sundried tomato pesto, carmelized onions, organic mushrooms, nitrate free maple fennel chicken and turkey sausage, all natural whole milk mozzarella, and fresh organic herbs.

Nanuet NY – Rockland County

Roman Sicilian Pizza
Stuffed with potatoes, pepperoni, sausage, onions & cheese

Hopewell Junction – Dutchess County
Plated Modern American Bistro

Pear Pizza
Roasted pear, caramelized onions, gorgonzola cheese, candied walnuts, balsamic glaze