Two Boots East Village
NYC's Pizza Pioneers Since 1987
Two Boots serves America’s best pizza from coast to coast (or just around the corner!). The pizza restaurant’s first location opened in New York City’s East Village in 1987, and has been a proud NYC institution ever since. It was founded by Phil Hartman and Doris Kornish, two indie filmmakers with a shared passion for pizza, beer, and the cultural and culinary character of New Orleans. The founders settled on the name Two Boots, referencing and paying reverence to the geographic shapes of Italy and Louisiana, respectively.
Since the original pizza restaurant opened in 1987, the business has expanded across the country. Ingrained in the culture of this world renowned establishment is a thirst for adventure, travel, and discovery. As pizza pioneers, they work hard to find new communities where Two Boots’ fantastic flavors can be enjoyed by all! The imagination of Two Boots goes beyond their Cajun, vegan, gluten-free pizzas, and the organic, locally-sourced ingredients that make up every dish. As an establishment, Two Boots is fiercely committed to the communities they call home.
The pizza restaurant partners with local organizations like the Lower Eastside Girls Club in NYC, for whom founder Phil Hartman throws an annual Two Boots Mardi Gras Ball. Hartman and Kornish use their status in the art community to partner with local artists, as well. Beck Underwood, for example, is the creator of the Two Boots logo, several of the restaurants’ iconic storefronts, and one of Two Boots’ annual calendars. Across the country, Two Boots is known for cultivating a unique, funky folk art aesthetic and family-friendly ambiance where diners can relax and enjoy delicious, freshly made specialty pizzas.
Two Boots is a dynamic, growing company looking forward to expanding their presence in fantastic towns and neighborhoods across the country. Bring an appetite to your local Two Boots or call for the best pizza delivery, anywhere.