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The traditional pizza pie has a long and cherished culinary tradition that stretches across centuries, continents, and cultures. Hello Pizza’s history stretches across the shabby couch of chef Ann Kim’s old New York college apartment, where sustenance came in the form of a daily cheese slice. Hello Pizza is inspired by the ubiquitous New York slice shop, with the same attention to craft, ingredients, and grease, that place a classic New York slice in a category of pizza all its own.

Ann Kim, the original pizza face. Born to make pies. (Circa 1980)

Ann Kim


Ann Kim is the chef/owner of Young Joni, Pizzeria Lola, and Hello Pizza. A Korean immigrant, she credits her culinary palate to helping her mother and grandmother at an early age make traditional staples such as fermented bean paste and kimchi. She graduated with a BA in English from New York&rsq...

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Giving Back

We're proud to be part of a vibrant and engaged community who supports us wholeheartedly. In return, we support non-profit organizations by donating Hello Pizza gift cards for silent auctions and other fundraising efforts. In a pizza perfect world, we would love to grant all requests, however, as a humble slice shop, we must limit our contributions. Priority is given as follows:

  • Neighborhood organizations within the Hello Pizza community 

  • Education organizations

  • Social Service organizations

  • Animal welfare organizations

  • Arts organizations

We donate one time per calendar year to an organization. If the beneficiary of your event has already received a donation from us, your request will not be considered. Please submit your donation request paperwork 4 - 6 weeks prior to your event and allow for 2 - 3 weeks for processing. Should your request be approved, you will receive an email notification with pick up instructions. No phone solicitations, please.

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