For those unfamiliar with the whole “Famous Original Ray’s” thing, the gist is this (via WikiPedia):

Ray’s Pizza, and its many variations such as “Ray’s Original Pizza”, “Famous Ray’s Pizza” and “World-Famous Original Ray’s Pizza”, are the names of dozens of pizzerias in the New York City area that are generally completely independent (a few have multiple locations) but may have similar menus, signs, and logos.

Now, with that out of the way, surely you have some questions. And though we may never know which is the original Ray’s, we can find out which is the best—you can find out! Just use this handy guide below featuring every “Ray’s” pizza location in New York City, and once you try them all be sure to report back with your findings!

From south to north:

  • Ray’s Pizza
    147 Chambers St
    New York, NY 10007
  • Ray’s Pizza
    195 E Houston St
    New York, NY 10002
  • Ray’s Pizza & Bagels
    2 St Marks Pl
    New York, NY 10003
  • Famous Original Ray’s Pizza
    204 9th Avenue # 1
    New York, NY 10011
  • Famous Original Ray’s Pizza
    736 7th Ave
    New York, NY 10019
  • Ray’s Pizza
    831 7th Ave
    New York, NY 10019
  • Ray’s Pizza
    1710 Broadway
    New York, NY 10019
  • Famous Original Ray’s Pizza
    811 Lexington Ave
    New York, NY 10065
  • Ray’s Pizza
    462 Columbus Ave
    New York, NY 10024
  • Ray’s Pizza
    2345 Broadway
    New York, NY 10024
  • Famous Original Ray’s Pizza
    1827 2nd Ave
    New York, NY 10128
  • Famous Ray’s Pizza
    392 E 149th St
    Bronx, NY 10455

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